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Windproof lighter wanted
Yes I think that we got the idea , you are talking about something like this one : https://www.masterappliance.com/heat-tool-products/butane-powered/microtorches/microtorch-mt-5 or this one :...

In GEAR » Windproof lighter wanted
July 22, 2:55am

Next Trump Headline
12/18/2018 Donald was Dems stooge. (Edited to allow for a larger font).

In Chaff » Next Trump Headline
July 21, 11:05pm

Windproof lighter wanted
"I now carry one bic lighter (if it works, great but I don't expect it to) and a Light My Fire ferro rod with several vaseline cotton balls. I use esbit so the cotton balls are critical, b...

In GEAR » Windproof lighter wanted
July 21, 10:56pm

Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
"If I was going to do tarp and bivy, I would sooner just use a hammock. Setup is the same amount of time and comfort goes way up" For some reason hammocks are not all that popular in t...

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
July 21, 5:14pm

Do I have enough left in the canister?
You have a canister with about 200g of fuel . (empty 220g canister =150g. 200g of fuel plus 150g canister =350g 12.25 oz +/- ) Takes 7-10g of fuel to boil 500ml of water with something like a Gi...

In GEAR » Do I have enough left in the canister?
July 21, 1:15am

Circle of life
Friends of friends had a largish property in the bush with several cabins rented out as a bush retreat. They also run a sort of animal rescue center looking after mostly wallabies and kangaroos (o...

In Chaff » Circle of life
July 20, 6:47pm

Build a better raincoat
Maybe you could just add some fur to the wrists of something like this one : http://www.columbia.com/womens-splash-a-little-rain-jacket-RL2150.html

In GEAR » Build a better raincoat
July 19, 11:47pm

MLD 850 ml Titanium pot
Trail Designs have in stock the version with coated but slightly heavier handles.

In GEAR » MLD 850 ml Titanium pot
July 19, 4:42pm

Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
Great! I have posted about putting "water marks" on the canister (drop the canister into water and see how far it sinks) but you either need a largish pot or still water nearby to do it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
July 15, 8:31pm

Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
"Try a decent (proven) pad, the most likely culprit, and report back of the outcome." There is nothing faulty or unproven with the Thermarest XLite,(360g) it's a 3.2 R mat designed ...

In GEAR » Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
July 15, 7:22pm

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