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need advice for floor
Not for the Op, he has his solution, but just to share I found that the trick with coating slippery silnylon floor is to start with a very high dilution (the slurry will look like thin oil) and the...

In Make Your Own Gear » need advice for floor
March 28, 3:26pm

1+ man tent sold at backcountry or REI?
There are several non cottage brands that use non PU coated silnylon , for example Terra Nova, Macpac,Wilderness Equipment and Hilleberg. All apart from the Hilleberg, need to be seam sealed by th...

In GEAR » 1+ man tent sold at backcountry or REI?
March 27, 4:45pm

Lightweight shelter for two in desert
"I don't think I want a Tarptent. I had a Lightheart Duo and did not like it. I feel like, perhaps incorrectly, that something will two poles will be less stable and harder to set up.'...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
March 27, 3:44pm

Weight of a 50x90 Tyvek Groundsheet?
OK, I give up.

In GEAR » Weight of a 50x90 Tyvek Groundsheet?
March 27, 1:36am

Weight of a 50x90 Tyvek Groundsheet?
There are at least 15 different types of Tyvek. From 1.2 oz to 3.2 oz per sq yard . The "kite Tyvek" (usually 1443R) is at the light end (1.2oz) here is a higher resolution version of...

In GEAR » Weight of a 50x90 Tyvek Groundsheet?
March 26, 8:37pm

Keeping your sleeping bag dry in freezing temps
I have only slept in temps of around 20f and up , at those my take is that ventilation does help a lot. Last winter on two consecutive almost identical nights , on the same spot, I had a rather da...

In GEAR » Keeping your sleeping bag dry in freezing temps
March 25, 9:33pm

Gaiters for snowshoeing
The Verglas work for me too. I am pretty sure that I intended to buy the Crocodiles, don't know how I ended up with the Verglas, probably because of the weight . maybe it was my blue period...

In GEAR » Gaiters for snowshoeing
March 25, 3:41pm

ISPO 2015: Part 2
matthew, good thing you did not ask the weight of that kovea Alpine thingo. According to the Kovea site it's 77 kg (170 lbs) Apparently it only takes 30g of fuel. Another source quotes Ko...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 2
March 24, 10:06pm

Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy
John, In 2006 Golite sold its own name (the brand name Golite, not the business) to Timberland. Timberland then made a line of shoes called Golite and licenced the use of the name back to Golite ...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
March 24, 5:29pm

Tarptent Thread
Troy, your two Moments remind me of Mt Elbrus (look up the name) I was reading about that just yesterday. Katherine, I always thought that I have the most soporific TT videos. It is with gre...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
March 22, 7:34pm

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