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Re: Thru-Hiker Fleece Mitten Pattern Comments.
I haven't made fleece mitts but used the Thru-Hiker pattern for shell mitts and that worked well. Comments: +1 Delmar's remark about scaling for hand size. I gave up on zig-zag for the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-Hiker Fleece Mitten Pattern Comments.
February 16, 6:06pm

Re: Eddie Bauer bought out
I don't own any EB, but maybe I will when they have a 2 for 1 sale and two free neckties. I own a couple EB things. Their MSRP is WAY over my $$ pain point but with patience I've been a...

In GEAR » Eddie Bauer bought out
February 16, 5:48pm

Re: Eddie Bauer bought out
Any other previous EB customers get an email invite to participate in a survey with q 20% off coupon "payment"? (Just wanting to avoid being phished)

In GEAR » Eddie Bauer bought out
February 16, 2:15pm

Re: Seeking input for multi SHT bike shuttle hikes
No way! There's trail punks hiding behind about every 100th tree just waiting for chances to do mischief! OK, I've filled my quota of snarky remarks for the day;-) I've bike shut...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Seeking input for multi SHT bike shuttle hikes
February 16, 10:33am

Re: Neoprene socks
thx Andy. While I (maybe) have your attention ... those event gaiters you were using, still working well? I forget the brand, pls refresh my memory.

In GEAR » Winter Boots
February 11, 8:54pm

Re: Minus
Perhaps you've heard no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing ?? OK, enough cabin fever here. Where are my snowshoes?

In Winter Hiking » Your coldest night camping?
February 08, 8:04am

Re: Minus
Now I understand why SoCal is overpopulated. And soon to be underhydrated maybe? One can get cold acclimated somewhat. I do so by under dressing somewhat and allowing myself to be slightly c...

In Winter Hiking » Your coldest night camping?
February 07, 6:01pm

Re: Another pillow thread--high loft pillows for side sleepers
I'm a "not small" side sleeper (how's that for a euphemism?) ... I like a lot of pillow loft. I organize all my incidentals in a 4x6x12 (inches) zip bag containing smaller stuf...

In GEAR » Another pillow thread--high loft pillows for side sleepers
February 06, 9:20pm

Re: foil tape
Does the foil tape survive boiling water under lid, multiple days? Yes, assuming you don't intend to mean 30 days of continuous boiling;-) One I placed on a Fosters can (lid and side) for a...

In Make Your Own Gear » One Gram Pot Knob
February 06, 6:04pm

Re: foil tape
I just used a piece of foil tape. +1 gotta be around 1g. Not that much. I just weighed 60 sq inches off my roll ... 5 grams. Hard to know exact dimensions from Jason's photo but I'm...

In Make Your Own Gear » One Gram Pot Knob
February 06, 5:51pm

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