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4-season quilt?
It depends on the difference between your minimum and maximum expected temps . I use the same sleeping bag from about 68f (fully open ,just underpants on,low R mat) to 20f (socks/gloves/hat/mer...

In GEAR » 4-season quilt?
September 12, 7:37pm

TT Double Moment
Hi Yair, By a strange coincidence my mate Yair is looking at the DM too. he already has a Moment, on its way to Nepal right now (the tent not him) I am waiting to find out from Henry when a prod...

In GEAR » TT Double Moment
September 11, 12:53am

The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
Forgot to mention.... up there I met another guy that has a Roger Caffin stove ( so much for rare items...) He has had a good run with his including melting snow and cooking with it, so do keep i...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 10, 9:58pm

4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
Thanks David for all those comments. many that don't frequent the forums here would not be aware of most of that stuff.

In Gear Lists » 4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
September 10, 9:08pm

The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
You are very welcome, Rick. I believe that constipation is the start of many health problems so I am doing my bit to counteract that.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 10, 8:34pm

MLD Duomid
I think that apart from dirt and dust the problem with zips happen when some undue stress is put on them. One way to reduce that is to make sure the shelter is set up with the door panels zipped u...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 10, 8:25pm

Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
My two cats had been fully trained in NOT eating the fish. Both would regularly drink from the pond without disturbing the inhabitants. Yet fish was disappearing... One day I looked out of my wi...

In Chaff » Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
September 10, 7:12pm

The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt"
Finally I had the opportunity to test the FMS 116T RC version on snow. Short version :it works but be VERY careful with it. I had already tested the liquid feed bit at home and it surprised me ho...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 10, 6:28pm

Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
Clever birds. This is his Aussie cousin : to his left there is a small pond with Bob , my goldfish, inside, about 15 years old. Bob, about 8" long, is hard to see from a couple of yards a...

In Chaff » Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
September 10, 5:10pm

Tell me about TT solid inners
I made my own bivy to be used inside the Notch but although it is larger than my purchased LW type bivy it is still too small to hold a thick mat. An advantage with the Scarps is that you can fit ...

In GEAR » Tell me about TT solid inners
September 10, 4:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Franco Darioli

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Tarptent Contrail
My rating is based on what this shelter was designed for, and not to be understood as part of the "best tent ever, for anybody ,anywhere" award. Most of the good points have already been co...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 07, 4:48pm