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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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gaiter riposte
"I make gaiters from 1.1 oz breathable nylon Since the fabric is vertical, water runs off it easily, doesn't have to be real waterproof. Even when I walk through wet brush, my socks sta...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want to dip my toe in the MYOG water...
February 05, 10:09pm

skyscape
"... would be a legit issue of the Skyscape X had a silnylon floor. As it is, all the water that wants to can collect under there and big'flipping'woopie'dooits a cuben fiber floor...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 05, 9:39pm

M10
Lachlan, Just got one for Xmas, so don't know how well it will perform yet. They are selling for over a hundred $ off as we expected. Did run some water on it, and the DWR is tops, much bette...

In GEAR » Convince me I don't want an M10?
February 02, 8:52pm

just a touch of MYOG
Try Gaiters, and do not be against using a pattern, unless you want to spend the rest of your life in your workshop, avoiding all human contact, maybe even your favorite pooch. Not kidding. When ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want to dip my toe in the MYOG water...
February 02, 8:24pm

Sawyer Mini backflushing
Ryan, Thanks for the feedback. Dale, Am going back to Colorado this summer. Who's Dave?

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
January 31, 6:53pm

OR recap
Jon, Thanks so much for putting the link on BPL. Would have missed Will's report otherwise, and it is by far the best I've seen. The SD Mobile Mummy 30 degree F. bag is about 50% (10 o...

In GEAR » Outdoor retailer recap
January 31, 6:44pm

Mini backflushing
Was going to wait till posting on MYOG about a mini pump filter using the Sawyer mini before bringing this up, but the time seems ripe. Since I still cling to using bottles, Nalgene makes a soft...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
January 31, 6:10pm

ER Ultimate lithium pen cells
Rex, Thank you for the capacity specs on the AA and AAA versions of the above, with the links to boot. Still love my Garmin 301 with 2 AAAs, but am getting to like the Fenix HL 21 because it '...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 31, 5:42pm

headlamp reviews
Thanks, Rex. It is always nice to have some good comparative reviews to look at. There are so many issues with these little wonders, it takes some time to sort them all out. A lot of choosing i...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 30, 6:27pm

Cheap Gear
The Remington headlamp RHML-2AAA-B is still available for under $16 + free shipping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Remington-RMHL2AAA-B-LED-Headlight/dp/B008YNCR60/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=139...

In GEAR » Best Cheap Gear of 2013
January 30, 6:06pm

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