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Re: Backpacking in Tornado areas
Do folk who backpack in Tornado areas carry a weather radio and if you get very bad forecast would you try to get back to your car or hunker down somewhere (if that's possible) short answer ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Tornado areas
November 18, 1:24am

Re: Met it on the trail :-0
We walked around a corner and there it was, about 15 yards from us. Notice an adrenaline surge, perhaps? My dog never noticed a thing but made sure to roll in the freshest lion scat he found. ...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
November 17, 11:38am

Re: Hysol
If you have access to a Fastenal store, I do. they could order it without your having to have it shipped. That's what I thought ... was still charged fro shipping to the local store.

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol at retail stores?
November 10, 8:11pm

Re: Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
Skurka ... He seems to be obsessed with speed, records, huge distances True. But perhaps I assumed from your other thread about a winter version of KG's 1000 mile Brooks Range trek that you...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 04, 7:25am

Re: Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
Skurka's winter travel history could provide some perspective here. His Sea-to-Sea hike had him in Northern Michigan, Northern Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota from mid January to late March...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 03, 8:20pm

Re: Fire starters
Someone posted two weeks ago about filling each compartment of a cardboard egg carton with a tablespoon of wax and cutting out 12 fire starters. I tried it and while not SUL, it made a REALLY effec...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fire starters
November 03, 12:20pm

transportation options? "The Wonderland Trail"
Are there any public transportation options available between seatac and the park?

In Editor's Roundtable » The Wonderland Trail
October 29, 5:48pm

Re: mid-November hiking in driving distance from St. Paul MN
Most of the SHT is closed during Firearms Deer hunting season, 11/9-11/24. Details can be found at http://shta.org/Conditions.php Closed or not and regardless of clothing color.... my own prefe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » mid-November hiking in driving distance from St. Paul MN
October 27, 7:39am

Re: Only $3,889 on Amazon!
"Some nut wants $3,889 for a hardcover edition on Amazon..." Nobody ever went broke underestimating the American Public. Somebody'll snap it up. As a matter of fact, that'd ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 24, 8:43pm

Re: Nimbus Latitude
I agree ... great pack. For some reason Granite Gear packs don't get a lot of love here (at least in Gear Swap). Would buy it except that it's too small for my winter load and much too ...

In Gear Swap » Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone Backpack
October 23, 8:40pm

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