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Re: California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
David, A suggestion before this goes too far into planning. Speak with the Samuel P. Taylor State Park folks about this. I'm not from California and I know nothing about your state park ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
November 05, 10:45am

Re: My forest caching experience
When I work up the courage and the free time, I'll go back with full body protection to attempt retrieval. They are likely diurnal. If there's an opportunity for a stealthy bivouac near...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
November 05, 7:39am

Re: goretex socks vs overboots
Repeating Bob's reminder: What's a better footwear system for deep snow: and I'd add that the question was not about mountaineering (where I'm told that footwear is a whole differ...

In Winter Hiking » goretex socks vs overboots
November 04, 6:16pm

Re: Also interested (PL Gold)
No experience with PL Gold here but my experience with it's ancestor (Primaloft 1) might still apply. Several years ago I made a quilt using Primaloft 1 pre-quilted between Thru-Hiker M90 an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Primaloft gold
November 03, 9:47am

Re: DWR = 4WD?
One potential positive, and this is admittedly speculation on my part, is that it may obviate the need for a vapor barrier on cold weather bags. I don't think so ... it's a Scotty thing ...

In GEAR » DWR Down: whats are folks thoughts now
November 02, 6:43am

Re: Swasome tips
I'm with Kat's grandpa. If the urge to pause on a hill get's too strong I look ahead for a "better" spot to stop (in the shade or flatter spot to stand or ...) and then t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 28, 7:52pm

Re: Bear Bag Line Launcher
It'd be a no-go for me. Having worked out a way to avoid most of the gotchas I can usually get the rope up in 2-3 tosses. (I in no way have a baseball player's or football quarterback...

In GEAR » Bear Bag Line Launcher: Would you use one?
October 27, 11:45am

Re: Cold face when sleeping
Smartwool balaclava inside either a fleece or 6oz/yd PL/1 balaclava (depending on expected temps) The EE hood would be a great outer balaclava The outer balaclava closes enough to insulate for...

In GEAR » Cold face when sleeping
October 27, 11:41am

Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
Fear (terror is probably more like it) of the dark while in the woods.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 27, 11:32am

Re: MN BPLers
I was just looking in to give this thread a bump ... you beat me to it! Maybe we should think about getting together this winter to plan a couple of warmer weather hikes for next year. Maybe for...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
October 27, 8:10am

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