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Samuel C. Farrington (scfhome) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Chocorua NH, USA
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HH and other matters
Great! Can't wait to see what Richard comes up with. There are good alternatives almost as light (within .05 oz), by disassembling tarps, but much more expensive. So this one, if available in...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 18, 7:33pm

myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent
WOW for sure. If that's the Cuben, please tell us more about how you decided to join the pieces. Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
December 17, 8:55pm

A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
Yes, a test result from Richard would be enormously helpful. If you've bought some, please post and maybe Richard will PM you to send him a sample. Too bad about the black, though.

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 17, 8:36pm

New Big Sky Soul - double wall freestanding tent... 795 grams
There you go again Eric! My modded One Planet Goondie, while not made for a gale force pitch, does not let vertical rain in when the door is almost completely open due to the cross support strut a...

In GEAR » New Big Sky Soul - double wall freestanding tent...18 ounces
December 11, 7:36pm

Re: Does this Mid make my vent look big?
Very nice. The ways you folks without work space manage to cope are truly inspiring! Maybe a small hem at the bottom of the vent cover, filled with a little fine shock cord would hold the vent ag...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does this Mid make my vent look big?
December 08, 10:36pm

Re: How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
OP - Thanks for posting BP issue #9. Kemsley's soft cover gear guide was good, but not so much as the original reviews in the issues of BP. (Thanks for the history, Daryl.) Assuming your QN...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 08, 10:15pm

Re: Re: Comparing Fire Maple Hornet to BRS-3000T
Bob, maybe put the canister on a good scale and compare change rates during different stove functions.

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
December 04, 7:32pm

Re: ULA Catalyst hip belt issues
We are all shaped differently, so sharing experiences is not too helpful. REI has some in-house hipbelts with considerable padding. I found one that fit me very well and worked better than an Osp...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst hip belt issues
December 04, 7:29pm

New 2015 Mountain Hardware Ultra Lamina with zone mapped insulation
"Another problem with the center zip is they only make half zippers so there is no way to ventilate the feet. I think Mountain Hardware made a mistake. If you are going to do a center zip, mak...

In GEAR » New 2015 Mountain Hardware Ultra Lamina with zone mapped insulation
December 03, 7:59pm

Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
Was wondering why BPL posts have become so scatterbrained. Then this thread prompted going to another browser to see the ads.

In Editor's Roundtable » Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
December 01, 9:52pm

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