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5'6" WM bags, really that much of a difference?
I take several of those thick rubber bands with me , they come handy for many uses. The local Post Office leaves them for me on the footpath (pavement) These are about 3" long , 1/4" ...

In GEAR » 5'6" WM bags, really that much of a difference?
June 02, 4:46pm

5'6" WM bags, really that much of a difference?
Linda This is an easy way , as long as you have a rubber band : about 10" reduction there but it can be any length you like (yes you will have a warmer foot box) BTW, you can shift dow...

In GEAR » 5'6" WM bags, really that much of a difference?
June 01, 9:29pm

The lost "jet engine" ground pad inflator?
Deflator !!! Use a battery operated vacuum cleaner with a nozzle adaptor. You will find a purpose made type at the largest REI outlets. Some of the guys that don't grasp the idea of unnec...

In GEAR » The lost "jet engine" ground pad inflator?
May 30, 4:43pm

Onto The Shelf
Ike and Doug, What a trip !!! Top shelf I say. Great photos too, can you share the model of camera you used ?

In Editor's Roundtable » Onto The Shelf
May 29, 7:22pm

Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
Pure soap used to be sold over there in flakes Lux is a brand we have here (Australia) That is Lux Pure Soap Flakes not Lux in general.... BTW, best not to shake/wring the bag when finished wash...

In GEAR » Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
May 29, 5:31pm

Most ready available fuel source in Latin America
Quick tip. Rubbing alcohol can be made with 70% (OK) to 90% (very good) ethanol or about the same with isopropanol , not so good...

In GEAR » Most ready available fuel source in Latin America
May 28, 5:40pm

Pillow Pump issue
Maybe you could do something like this : that clear tube was stretched over the valve of another mat by immersing it in hot water and then leaving it there for a while. The photo above does not...

In GEAR » Pillow Pump issue
May 27, 8:28pm

Mountain Hardware Optic 2.5
If you want you can do something like that with several TT shelters already. With the Scarp 1/2 and Hogback (4) you can do this : or with the SS1/SS2 you can do this : (you would need to rep...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardware Optic 2.5
May 27, 5:57pm

Lightweight Affordable Tarps
From Barry P "There must be something to Tyvek since Shires dumped the silnylon version for Tyvek" That is not correct. Tarptent had two versions of a shelter called Sublite. One ...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 27, 5:11pm

Waterproof quilt standalone shelter
Could be just me but I would think that the first time you arrive at camp when it is raining and it keeps raining for the rest of the evening the idea of a bivy only (no tarp) or worse a waterproo...

In GEAR » Waterproof quilt standalone shelter
May 27, 4:56pm

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