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Re: Ruined?
can you imagine Yosemite in 1850??? Hiking or riding a horse in there??? WOW ! A horse isn't technology? You'd have a tough job trying to defend idea that to the SW US population what w...

In On the Web » Proposed Grand Canyon development
July 15, 2:29pm

Re: PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
In spite of a strong recommendation from my librarian (the one I've woken up next to for several decades) I haven't read the book. I'm struggling to reconcile these comments with m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 11, 7:04pm

Re: SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERies re. MARRIAGE!
The silence is growing more ominous with every succeeding male post. That be called "the calm before the storm" .... be frightened my friend, be very frightened;-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » secrets out...
June 30, 3:36am

Re: Alternatives
arrabbiata sauce looked up a couple recipes ... high yum potential, thanks Stuart. Safe to assume that it dehydrates and rehydrates as well as most tomato based sauces?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mac N cheese
June 27, 6:52am

Re: I need Fall-Superior
more info about the Superior Hiking Trail? You bet! I should have mentioned waterfalls and spectacular canyons where rivers descend to Lake Superior as well as moose, wolves, coyotes and bear...

In Pre-Trip Planning » I need Fall!!!
June 25, 6:18pm

Re: I need Fall!!!
Ozark Highlands Trail? That night be more autumnal in the 2nd half of October though. OH, I forgot my own "backyard" ... Superior Hiking Trail! 300 miles, trailheads every 5-10 mil...

In Pre-Trip Planning » I need Fall!!!
June 25, 1:00pm

Re: Down the Mississippi River by canoe
@Amy: You'll be fine if you are not too schedule focused (as in short on food). It often works to get out very early for a few hours then sit out much of the day and the get a few more hours ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
June 21, 10:21am

Re: Down the Mississippi River by canoe
A few words of advice ... Take Buck's and Christine's description of Lake Winnibigoshish (Winnie) seriously, they are not exaggerating. It will be sometimes crossed with little risk bu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
June 21, 8:06am

Re: Down the Mississippi River by canoe
Amy, I live in the Twin Cities and am more than willing to help if I can. Only caveat being we'll be in your neck of the woods Aug 28 to Sep 15 and possibly Colorado sometime in early Aug. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
June 20, 7:35am

Re: "... or stones start flying..."
When someone is going faster than you he's a "maniac". When someone is driving slower than you he's an "idiot". Several years ago my youngest sister's SO uttered...

In GEAR » What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?
June 10, 4:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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TarpTent
My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am

Thru-Hiker.com
1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am