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Re: Sturdy long handled soup spoon?
ACK! I lost track of my own thread! So many replies needed: Apologies to all for the vaguely worded question. @Mark and Jay: Thank you for relieving me of the expectation that bamboo woul...

In GEAR » Sturdy long handled soup spoon?
March 26, 5:22pm

Re: Beautiful Quilts
Yet another good for nothing modern day youth ..... NOT! Very nicely done Kevin.

In Make Your Own Gear » Top Quilt for Mom's JMT Thru-Hike
March 24, 9:25am

Re: My "wind shirt" rant...
Instead of a wind shirt I carry my eVent rain park and use it as a wind shirt when necessary. I'm certain this is a YMMV thing and very very much a YWMV (Your Weather May Vary). For me,...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 23, 6:18pm

Re: Peanut Butter Jars...
Which is why I refuse to have sex with mice, regardless of how often they hit on me... Doug, Doug, Doug ... now you've got a certain childhood song stuck in my brain ... Three Blind Mice ......

In Multiple Use Gear » reminder of simple yet effective MUG
March 20, 7:50am

Sturdy long handled soup spoon?
For first meal on last weekend's three day snow camping outing I poured hot water into a freezer bag and stirred the contents with a beefy old REI plastic spoon ... only to have the scoop immed...

In GEAR » Sturdy long handled soup spoon?
March 13, 10:17am

Re: REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
Dividend very often shows up near Pi day.

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 06, 8:08pm

saw blade: RE: Big Fires
Hey George, THANK YOU for that saw blade link. I was just about resigned to having to retire that saw. I ordered a couple of them (also more reasonably priced that what I've paid before)

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 06, 8:07pm

RE: Blade
There were 2 Sawvivor models. 15 and 18 inch. That looks like a 15.

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 06, 6:36am

Re: EE Revelation vs FF Flicker: The Great Quilt Debate Continues
Well, to begin with, this being BPL I'm having trouble understanding the concept "which quilt?" (my name is Jim and I'm a gear head, he-he) I don't know about FF but am an...

In GEAR » EE Revelation vs FF Flicker: The Great Quilt Debate Continues
March 02, 10:39pm

A good friend and I care for two contiguous segments between Lake County Demo Forest and Reeves Road. We cover from the junction of the main trail and parking lot spur on the Demo Forest end t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
March 02, 3:55pm

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