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snow drought: MN BPLers
Things have been dismal here after that promising November start. Very little snow outside of the eastern BWCAW and western UP. My snowshoes are still dusty:-( But there's a lot of winte...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
January 02, 9:20am

Re: Philmont list
I've been there just twice (in '07 and '10, July both times, so my knowledge is neither horribly out of date nor eminently currently). If I don't mention an item it'll mean th...

In Gear Lists » Philmont list
December 31, 6:37pm

Re: FINALLY! Snow in my mountains
Youse guys just trying to give me feelings of jealousy? So far it has been a miserable (or maybe miserly would be a better word) snow year in MN 300 miles away in the UP is the closest deep snow

In Winter Hiking » Snow in my mountains!
December 31, 5:41pm

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

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