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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

Re: Your coldest night camping?
-13F in northern WI on top of a ridgerest pad and REI bluefoam pad in a bivvy with 30F sleeping bag (Marmot Arroyo) under a 30F myog quilt under a 5x8 tarp. Snowed 6 inches overnight. Slept warm ...

In Winter Hiking » Your coldest night camping?
February 06, 5:18pm

Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
"this is BACKPACKING light, not sit-in-a-(warm)-tent light!" David said it better but perhaps I can say it shorter. The above statement is true only if backpacking light means staying...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 05, 8:33pm

Re: Online catalogs
get a pair of thin neoprene diver's socks and seam seal them. Eric, "thin"? I'm not familiar with a diver's world. I'm seeing 2mm socks ... thin enough?

In GEAR » Winter Boots
January 24, 4:42pm

Re: Into the Gray
Well, dang! A few of the ads that have shown up on BPL recently had predisposed me to expect this article to be about the next ten shades of that color. Imagine my disappointment! (just kidding)...

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 23, 6:21am

Re: Big four
Many big four combos depending on season ... this one for: low temps >40*F and biting insects oz $ 24.4 $40 pack Granite Gear Virga bought here on gear swap 15.2 $20 shelter ...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 21, 8:39am

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