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Samuel C. Farrington (scfhome) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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Re: Cuben backpack from Ferrino
Probably a great pack for carrying all the weight on the shoulders. But not for bearing as much a possible of it on the hips and not the spine.

In GEAR » Cuben backpack from Ferrino
February 28, 8:33pm

OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
My MB spiral down hugger is several years old, and is kept in a big net bag, uncompressed at all times except when in my pack and I'm moving on foot. Was concerned, after the super BPL review,...

In GEAR » OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
February 28, 8:24pm

Re: Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
Don't know if this is just another tease or not - that's the internet. Troubling that the SD site is so mum on specs, with sexy pix that don't show what the tent looks like buttoned up...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
February 28, 8:13pm

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Debbie, Alas, I am not able to reply to PMs, and BPL has not been able to resolve that. If you send me another PM with an email address, I'll be glad to respond. Sorry.

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 24, 11:20am

Cuben tunnel... Done
Roger, Re: "At 3 am at 2,000m in the snow in an 80 kph storm, I prefer 'functional' to SUL." Funny, I was just conveying that kind of sentiment to Pierre regarding choice of p...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 23, 8:23pm

Cuben tunnel... Done
Pierre, Sent you a long email with additional options. Roger, > If you could get the Easton poles without the ferrule tubes inside, My mistake. Meant to say Easton ELBOWS without the fe...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 22, 7:56pm

Re: MYOG Silpoly Solo Tent
Nice job. Thank you for taking the time to post all the specs. Much appreciated.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Silpoly Solo Tent
February 22, 7:39pm

Cuben tunnel... Done
Roger, First, re the Easton elbows discussed several posts ago. At one time Quest Outfitters carried elbows for the Nanotube .344" poles. But for the last ten years anyway, for the lighter ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 20, 6:19pm

Cuben tunnel... Done
Pierre, First, here are some pix, first one of an arc made of the most sturdy Gold Tip shaft: Pole end to Pole end on the pad = 74", and the height top center is ~52". The white band...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 19, 10:02pm

Cuben tunnel... Done
Roger, They can make them all right, but not for the masses. The saddest part of the story is that in talking once to the people at Quest Outfitters, they advised that at one time Easton did make...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 18, 10:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am