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Re: Online catalogs
get a pair of thin neoprene diver's socks and seam seal them. Eric, "thin"? I'm not familiar with a diver's world. I'm seeing 2mm socks ... thin enough?

In GEAR » Winter Boots
January 24, 4:42pm

Re: Into the Gray
Well, dang! A few of the ads that have shown up on BPL recently had predisposed me to expect this article to be about the next ten shades of that color. Imagine my disappointment! (just kidding)...

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 23, 6:21am

Re: Big four
Many big four combos depending on season ... this one for: low temps >40*F and biting insects oz $ 24.4 $40 pack Granite Gear Virga bought here on gear swap 15.2 $20 shelter ...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 21, 8:39am

Re: Introduction to winter camping in Minnesota
Being less discriminating than Sam ... I approve of bacon cooked.

In Post-Trip Reports » Introduction to winter camping in Minnesota
January 20, 5:30pm

Re: CFM?: Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
Thank you Richard, I was expecting that there'd be something about area there ... just wasn't sure what the units would be since we're talking about fabric ... where more than one units...

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 20, 8:49am

CFM?: Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
I apologize if I'm being dense here ... Does CFM mean cubic feet per minute as I've been assuming? If so, shouldn't there be additional units specified ... like area maybe?

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 19, 9:51pm

Re: Do you get used to animal noises? What about scaredy cats?
skittish about animals I can't see Skittish? I am one who was not skittish of nighttime forest noises ... utter terror would be a much more accurate word. Fast forward 50 years ... I s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you get used to animal noises? What about scaredy cats?
January 15, 7:49am

Re: WTB #8 Double Tab YKK Zipper Pulls
If nobody has some to spare ... Quest Outfitters Seattle Fabrics Rockywoods I'm sure there's more sources

In Gear Swap » WTB #8 Double Tab YKK Zipper Pulls
January 14, 8:26am

Re: Thoughts on this anchor system? Canyoneering Tech Tip
The "knot" is excessively elaborate in most cases Well, there ARE two kinds of folks in this world, knot people and those who are not:-) To the first group ... that knot is simple, ...

In Other Activities » Thoughts on this anchor system? Canyoneering Tech Tip - How to Tie Off Webbing in a Cairn Anchor
January 13, 8:45pm

Trekking Pole pogies?
This blog article reviews an interesting idea. I have no commercial connection with the blog or the product reviewed.

In GEAR » Trekking Pole pogies?
January 08, 7:15am

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