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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

Re: UL winter cook kit
Go out and try it for ONE night. OR ... you can try things at home if you are fortunate enough to have your winter conditions visit your back yard: You can test many things at home. Example:...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
December 05, 7:29am

Re: Cyber Monday SALE Komperdel Carbon Vario 4 Trek Poles at MLD
Great poles for a very good price! But, since I already have a pair ...

In Gear Deals » Cyber Monday SALE Komperdel Carbon Vario 4 Trek Poles at MLD
December 01, 8:25am

Re: quilt quivers
Face it...once you buy an EE quilt, you're gonna buy another. My quiver is smaller having gone with a 30* and 10*. Apparently some people don't stop at 2 :) I'm at 2 (0F and 20F) a...

In Gear Deals » 10-20% off at Enlightened Equipment
November 30, 8:51pm

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