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Free or semi free-standing tent suggestions?
You are probably on the right track. Most of the "freestanding" tents are what the moderator, Roger Caffin, calls "pop-ups," or tents that go up inner first. (Unless you can ...

In GEAR » Free or semi free-standing tent suggestions?
September 20, 1:18pm

Tent Pole Clips
Daryl, Noticed that extreme textil carries a tent pole clip that has the lip on it that allows it to snap and hold onto the pole. It is sized just over a centimeter and appears to be the same siz...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent Pole Clips
September 13, 4:28pm

Re: Peanut butter brittle brittle?
I can't think of any material we use that varies in quality so much as carbon fiber rods and tubes. Those in the business, such as Ruta Locura, have the know-how to source high quality. Many o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fiber tent/tarp stakes
September 11, 8:17pm

Finally: reasonable PLB battery replacement
A most helpful post. Thank you so much.

In GEAR » Finally: reasonable PLB battery replacement
September 04, 6:41pm

Litetrail nylobarrier bags
These bags were penetrated by wildlife when hung in a nearby forest: Opsaks have yet to fail when used with clip'n seal clips in over five years of use. The bears are out this year. Ha...

In GEAR » Litetrail nylobarrier bags
August 23, 6:25pm

Re: My solution: Wool seat belt pads
That is pretty good, Michael. I bought an REI hipbelt that is full of stiff foam, and with the exception of about 5-6 inches at the small of the back where the belt connects to the pack, maintains...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material to make a backpack hip belt more comfortable?
August 08, 11:40am

Re: manufactures
Atsko makes a DWR treatment for silcoats. There are many on the market, such as Kiwi Camp Dry and others. That and other brands will often have different treatments for polyurethane and silcoats ...

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 08, 11:14am

The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
Thank you again, Richard, for your evaluation of these materials. Glad the results are good news already to at least one myoger. I am certainly impressed with the RBTR material, and it will als...

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 06, 10:48pm

MSR Guardian - Self Cleaning Water Filter
Readily available on the market for around $100. 14 oz.

In GEAR » MSR Guardian - Self Cleaning Water Filter
August 03, 7:53pm

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

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