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Re: Help: Tarptent Rainshadow 2 or Golite Imogene 3
How does Rainshadow do in terms of condensation? Satisfied Rainshadow 2 owner here (most of the use in the northern midwest). All tents have condensation problems unless the humidity is low a...

In GEAR » Help: Tarptent Rainshadow 2 or Golite Imogene 3
March 18, 2:34am

Re: How Comfortable is a GoLite Jam 70 -- Really?
No experience here, but a 70 liter frameless pack sounds really silly. Some experience here. To paraphrase Miracle Max (not our Max D) There's a different between mainly frameless (like Jam...

In GEAR » How Comfortable is a GoLite Jam 70 -- Really?
March 16, 7:56pm

Re: Acu-Rite thermometer: question
"thermometers out in the open can register the cold night sky more than the ambient temperature" Wow, how does that happen? That IS weird. It was clear, I'll grant you that. But th...

In GEAR » Acu-Rite thermometer: question
March 13, 6:34am

Re: Great Lakes frozen
Who's going to be the first BPLer to ski across? I'm reasonable certain Ike's photo is from the south shore. Looking forward to his trip report! Significant open water was visibl...

In Winter Hiking » 88% of Great Lakes area frozen
March 12, 6:57am

wildlife college mascots (was Golden Eagles)
Not all schools harbor grandiose spirations in their choice of mascots. Consider the US Santa Cruz Banana Slugs! (says the patriarch of a family sporting 7 degrees from the school that adopte...

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
March 04, 2:19pm

Re: Winter is still here in force
It's raining now Jim. Value is falling. Maybe a package deal with one of the lakes? You can have one of our lakes when you pry it from our cold, dead hands. Oh, now that I think about it...

In Gear Swap » Winter is still here in force
March 03, 4:57pm

Re: Winter is still here in force
@Stephen: -14F ... phffftt, -29F yesterday at my destination for next weekend;-) and our BPL friend from Lake Laberge would call that skinny dipping weather, he-he @Ken: No price given. It'...

In Gear Swap » Winter is still here in force
March 03, 7:27am

Re: Eagles are majestic?
I think of goldens as being in open country like Denali and Montana. Also Nunavut and northern Quebec. The Nunavuts winter in the driftless zones of SE MN, SW WI, NE IA and NW IL. I think the ...

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
March 01, 6:40pm

re: Kestrel
While the Golden is the largest raptor in NA. Maybe, maybe not. Not everyone considers New World Vultures to be raptors but current prevailing opinion leans towards yes. Those in the yes c...

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
February 26, 5:46pm

Re: Osprey
Very cool Golden pics! But your Osprey is a male American Kestrel. All of those are raptors though These are Osprey: http://bit.ly/MtsoYj

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
February 26, 7:09am

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