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Re: Another company selling nonwoven raingear
The hood on the sport jacket looks substantially better that DriDucks. I also like that it has snaps on the zipper flap.

In GEAR » Another company selling nonwoven raingear
February 08, 1:54pm

Re: Mn BPLers
@David: if you can get it organized I'll do my best to be there. @Ryan (and all): regardless of the outcome on the shoeshoe trip I'm interested in a fall trip, October but not the weeken...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
February 08, 1:49pm

settling for the winter we have: any MN BPLers up for an early March outing?
Not much progress on the snow front:-( I can't see beating up a pair of Northern Lites on a low snow SHT. But that darker blue blob east of Ely in the map shown by the above link is at the ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
February 04, 9:04pm

Re: Not much sticks to silnylon..
Not much sticks to silnylon That is correct ... but "not much" does leave room for something ... silicone based adhesives. GE Silicone II glue/sealant is one such product. This BPL...

In GEAR » who sells silnylon tarp tie outs?
January 28, 8:38pm

Re: Cutting a ridgerest
I did that with a blue CCF foam pad and joined the pieces with duct tape n a way that facilitate folding. Here is a diagram showing the cross section: Haven't used it since acquiring a ne...

In GEAR » Cutting a ridgerest
January 25, 2:48pm

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 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

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