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What is everyone's favorite UL solo, three-season shelter?
"I really like my tarptent notch but for someone large I would recommend stepping up to a larger shelter. I'm 5'6" and fit well but can't imagine being much taller or larger a...

In GEAR » What is everyone's favorite UL solo, three-season shelter?
June 25, 5:45pm

TartpTent Stratospire 2 on wooden platforms
Try at home to set the SS2 the way I do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyQT9JHloQM So you stake out the 4 floor corners first (you will need some extra guylines * maybe some hooks for the pla...

In GEAR » TartpTent Stratospire 2 on wooden platforms (New England)
June 24, 4:26pm

best way to repair netting
Easiest way : https://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/bug-mesh-patch#10660 However sewing a patch will of course work. Slicone is a bit messy but Tenacious tape isn't (the main reason for posting ...

In Make Your Own Gear » best way to repair netting
June 22, 8:32pm

What CF hiking poles have an ALUMINUM bottom section?
my BD Contour have the top section in carbon, the other two are in aluminium. Don't know if they are still on the market but you could look at BD anyway.

In GEAR » What CF hiking poles have an ALUMINUM bottom section?
June 22, 8:23pm

Trekking pole extender
I made some from a curtain rail. Took my trekking pole to the hardware shop to see which size rail fitted into my pole tip. I then used a hack saw to cut the wanted section of it. The ones TT se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking pole extender
June 22, 4:35pm

Camera X-pod solution?
I prefer the Ultrapod because it is more versatile. It is a mini tripod but can be used as a Stick Pics and even to make a waist level monopod or "tripod " (see the thread in the Make Yo...

In GEAR » Camera X-pod solution?
June 21, 5:21pm

Seam sealing silnylon?
If it takes you 10 minutes you are doing it wrong. A minute will do it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tCyT9p8Uys&list=UU0PuLUKvG7Fxxex5BMVK4vw In the original version of my "seali...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing silnylon?
June 21, 1:59am

Ian, Are those binos WiFi ? (I see that you have a satellite dish built into your head)

In GEAR » Monoculars
June 20, 9:38pm

Tyvek noise
"I just came to the realization that if both my girlfriend and I carry tyvek ground sheets we are looking at about 10oz" For 10oz you get 2x 6'x4' pieces of Tyvek. Do you need t...

In GEAR » Tyvek noise
June 20, 7:38pm

"Not sure I have to explain why I clicked on it" it does look like those girls are wearing cotton and as we know cotton kills. So thank you for your concern and well done !

In Chaff » Ads
June 20, 4:26pm

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