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Re: Grand Canyon Traverse
Very nice trip report. Had to chuckle at the 1 lb snickers bar ... time to start dropping hints about my upcoming birthday:-) But those seriously interested in large candy bars should look into...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Traverse
December 29, 3:13pm

Re: WTB Center Pole for Tall Mid
I have one: * Golite adjustable pole * Aluminum * 3/4 inch diameter * "rubber" cap on each end * min length 66.25 inches * max length 80 inches * four shock corded segment...

In Gear Swap » WTB Center Pole for Tall Mid
December 26, 7:34pm

Re: Fabric-ator?
Fabric-ator Very clever ... I think I'll steal it.

In Make Your Own Gear » warning to you myog newbies
December 25, 10:57am

Re: pop rivets/hardware
Mine climb pretty decently (not as decently as my Lightnings), it's steeper descents on very hard-packed snow that has me wanting more traction I'd give stock Northern Lite Tundras the s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Northern Lites Snowshoe Mod
December 22, 12:04pm

RE: warning to you myog newbies
Yes, I became the seamster I've embraced a term I heard somewhere (maybe here) several years ago ... "fabric carpenter"

In Make Your Own Gear » warning to you myog newbies
December 22, 8:53am

Re: adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
could this idea be adapted to meet your needs?

In Make Your Own Gear » adding cleats/traction to snowshoes
December 21, 2:26pm

Re: Once you allow Mt. Bikes....
Anxiously awaiting the release of a film titled Danny Macaskill does the JMT (or perhaps the SHR?) This could easily be the trailer Note that the word "anxious" in intentionally amb...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 19, 1:51pm

Re: New Hazard: turkeys!
No sh*t ... they can knock down people caught unaware and male wild turkeys have large sharp spurs on the back of their lower legs that can cut you up pretty bad. Best to steer clear of them d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 17, 6:56pm

Re: Live dummies at Tarptent
The dummies are 6' tall Shoe size please:-)

In GEAR » Live dummies at Tarptent
December 17, 6:36pm

maybe, maybe not: What's your winter bag temp rating?
Skurka used a 0ºF bag (the GoLite Adrenaline 0) on his Alaska-Yukon Expedition with the expectation that it might hit -40. His notes say the coldest it got was -25, and it was plenty warm with the...

In Winter Hiking » What's your winter bag temp rating?
December 13, 3:30am

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