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Re: Enlightened Equipment
EE is working hard to handle success and growth without compromising quality. Rapid sales growth requires workforce growth and I'm pretty sure Tim has exhausted the ready supply in his geo...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment
April 27, 5:00pm

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

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