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Re: SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)
remove the "finger hole" (child fingers) and it's the same size as on the SAK classic. 0.24oz with or without the drinking straw sheath (which, btw, works quite well) .24oz is...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)
January 24, 8:55am

Re: Duluth Trading Co. nylon pants
I've been pleased with their dry on the fly nylon cargo pants for trail maintenance weekends. Definitely NOT UL but not quite up to Carhartt weight.

In GEAR » Duluth Trading Co. nylon pants
January 23, 9:05pm

Re: “Wild” Debates About PCT Overcrowding (Part One)
'cuse me while I wipe the sprayed soda off my keyboard. Ya really oughta start these blog posts off with a warning to new readers! Very enjoyable! Such great new opportunities for UL cotta...

In On the Web » New O'Mails Blog Post!
January 23, 9:04am

Re: Going from a Bag to a Quilt
Erica, Fourteen years ago I started from a position that d*mn near everything I read about UL was nutso and could not possibly work, including quilts. But in the process of experimenting to pro...

In GEAR » Going from a Bag to a Quilt
January 23, 4:40am

Re: Pulk sled / Ski Pulk
I participated in a workshop that Grant and Ed from skipulk.com did at the Midwest Mountaineering Expo a few years ago. ... We may have been at the same one! A++++ Ditto that!

In GEAR » Pulks
January 20, 3:55pm

Re: They did it!!!
Should the government just stick to running jails and ... OH Jerry, PLS Jerry ... don't get me started on the private sector corrections facility industry!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » They did it!!!
January 20, 8:06am

Re: Breast Milk Bags
Doug, I think that blender ball will also increase your cell-phone signal. They look a LOT like the AT&T "deathstar" logo. Will they work with other providers too?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Breast Milk Bags
January 19, 8:52am

Re: group dynamics
Hike solo, group dynamics are moot. Maybe ... maybe not ... at least not according to my brother. The first time I took him into the BWCAW we had a short chat with a solo canoeist who passed...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
January 19, 8:46am

Re: The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
Note: as you go up in altitude, the pressure drops and the balloon expands Correct so the lift gets greater. Having had PV=nRT pounded into my brain so many times that it is still there after ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
January 17, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Re: They did it!!!
Al Gore was a key senator passing the legislation that enabled the internet, so maybe he didn't invent it (which he never said) but he can take some credit for it. More specifically, he reco...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » They did it!!!
January 15, 8:05pm

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