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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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Re: Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
Derrick, A lot of interesting techniques there. Wondering how much your single pole weighs. To clarify a bit, the reference to "arched" or slightly bowed poles was not intended to su...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 28, 9:36pm

vestibules
Derrick, Given your locations, I had to take your experience to heart. It would be nice to know more about your tent, though. Also am not sure if pyramid vs freestanding is the issue here. Hyb...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 26, 9:33pm

silnylon
Jerry, I thought Richard N's follow up test on a prior thread showed a lack of waterproofness with the Argon silnylon. Perhaps that is why it is not for sale.

In Make Your Own Gear » Solomid-copycat for the vertically challenged...
August 26, 8:39pm

worn out silnylon floor
Agree that better quality silnylon would not wear out like this. None of the silicone adhesives used by backpackers are viscous enough to add an underfloor without adding a lot of weight. If you ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sil-nylon floor wearing out, sew in new (cuben) floor??
August 26, 8:32pm

MYOG packs
Thank you for sharing your experiences with the different fabrics and constructions. That is the only way we make MYOG progress. Otherwise the amount of guessing gets very expensive. So your art...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
August 24, 9:27pm

water containers
Nalgene soft Liter bottle - 3.2 oz Lowe Alpine 2.5 L roll up - 1.5 oz Planters Liter bottle - 2.2 oz Total Avg add-on to replace 2 bottles with roll-ups - 1.5 oz. And lose all the advantages ...

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 5:55pm

Bug Dome Fly
Eric, No, the fly was from a Bug Dome from Australia's Wilderness Equipment. It is 30D nylon. The inner was taken from an REI Bug Hut of about the same size as the WE, as it was much lighter ...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 22, 6:09pm

tunneling
The Gold Tip Expedition Hunter 7595 layered arrow shaft is a little lighter, stronger and more flexible than the Victory 400. When Mountain Hardwear and GoLite came out recently with their lower d...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 21, 12:23am

vestibules
Eric, I got so tired of tiny vestibules, on the tents you mention and others, that for several years I used a fly covered bug dome that was open at the front and back. The inner was remodeled to ...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 20, 10:27pm

UL dog food
Recently, one of my Shelties had some GI problems, and the Vet sold us some dog food called Hills WD that has a much higher fiber content then anything found in the stores. It not only resolved ...

In GEAR » Ultra light dog food
August 15, 11:44pm

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