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All Forum Posts by Sam Farrington

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Re: Scrubba Portable Washing Machine (3.5oz weight penalty)
In SE Asia, a local lady who was also our housekeeper did our laundry once a week in the back yard. She had water in pails from the house and some rocks but no running water, and she did not go nea...

In GEAR » Scrubba Portable Washing Machine (3.5oz weight penalty)
July 31, 9:57pm

Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
"I am a bit perplexed by this debate." Don't be. Read Roger's comment. That is the best way.

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 31, 9:43pm

Re: ExtremTextil 20d vs 40d silnylon
I recently sent samples of both to a longtime BPL member to test. He should have some test results posted soon.

In Make Your Own Gear » ExtremTextil 20d vs 40d silnylon
July 31, 11:55am

Re: Nemo Hornet
Daryl, To get the 1P and 2P so light, they state they use 7 denier nylon on the flies, which is a little in the flimsy side. I'm using 15 denier on a modified Goondie Australian tent, which is...

In GEAR » Nemo Hornet
July 18, 12:10pm

Re: Backcountry Internet Options
Daniel, I'm glad you finally got some meaningful responses instead of a lot of BS. Nimblewill Nomad, who has hiked more miles than any of us ever will, recounts in his books how he often has ...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 13, 9:00pm

Re: [Review] Inov-8 Race Ultra Shell HZ
I had an experience similar to that related in the linked review with a Wild Things Epic pullover a few years ago. The low breathability caused a lot of condensation, and the very thin shell allow...

In GEAR » [Review] Inov-8 Race Ultra Shell HZ
July 07, 10:39pm

Re: Tent Pole Clips
Thank you Daryl. This is the first I've seen of these available separately. Alas, if the photo is accurate, not sure they would hold on the lower dia. carbon poles. The ones I've cannibali...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent Pole Clips
July 01, 10:30pm

Re: where to purchase micro/tiny sized plastic cordlock, cord ends, buckles, ladder buckles?
Extrem Textil has a separating, adjustable buckle for 10 mm webbing, but being so small, is kind of on the flimsy side. Not sure what I could safely use them for. Maybe attaching an inner to an o...

In GEAR » where to purchase micro/tiny sized plastic cordlock, cord ends, buckles, ladder buckles?
July 01, 10:18pm

Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
Kyle, The floor is one place where nylon is well suited because the sag is not the problem it is on the canopy. The higher strength, elasticity and abrasion resistance of nylon is also a plus on ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
June 22, 11:33pm

BPL "FLASH REVIEWS" - comments
Eric, Had no problem the other day posting about food chewed and strewed in a Lite Trail bag, which had been favorably flash reviewed. The flash reviewer seemed to just assume that since it says ...

In GEAR » BPL "FLASH REVIEWS"
June 22, 10:56pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam 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