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Re: Is my Backpack ok for Philmont?
Daniel, Short answer is "it depends". For background ... I've been to Philmont just twice, itineraries in the 22-23 range. I used a Granite Gear Virga both times. That is a co...

In Philmont » Is my Backpack ok for Philmont?
April 27, 1:10pm

Re: 0.65 Ounce Pack Done & Pictures
Rod Johnson, founder and still owner (45 years later) of Midwest Mountaineering, had a similar idea in 2009 ... a Gear Vest I don't know the weight but doubt it is as low as 0.65 ounce ... all...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 25, 6:54am

Re: Almonds
turning off their water ... many of these farms have contracts for water rights. I know nuttin about the topic but a good friend whose entire long career was spent advising western folks about w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 20, 5:16pm

Re: Midwest GGGG May 1-3
I would REALLY like to meetup with youse guys but there's just too much life happening up here to get away for a weekend and it's too far for a day trip. Next time? Jim Colten

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest GGGG May 1-3
April 20, 5:05pm

Re: modern take on Scout fire
Mike's question being: knowing that there would likely be a fair amount of condensation w/ the emergency blanket, would it behoove one to put their hardshell on under their insulating layer, a...

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 11, 5:57pm

Re: GGG and my faux pas
Apologies for shortening the subject: line ... I am allergic to multiple re:'s :-) Morrison is dead. WHAT? Nobody tells me anything;-( [snail commences a death spiral] This is the...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG and my faux pas
April 07, 4:00pm

Sugarloaf Pond, Superior Hiking Trail October 2001. Sadly, this gem has dwindled to less than 5% of the size shown here.

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
April 05, 7:43pm

Re: Hiking Pole Diameters
BPL Stix 0.625 inches Komperdell Ultralight Vario 4, 2nd generation 0.714 inches

In GEAR » Hiking Pole Diameters
April 05, 8:20am

Re: Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
a reliable self-igniter Yeah - an attached Bic. The rest all fail, in my experience. After all, they are all made to a very low price, as add-on generics. here is an alternative that has not ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
April 03, 7:59pm

Re: NEW! Sierra Designs DriDown Balaclava
Happy Fools Day (perhaps?:-)

In GEAR » NEW! Sierra Designs DriDown Balaclava
April 01, 10:30am

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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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
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