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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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"Boots boots boots? help!"
If you are having trouble with the Montrails, the more commonly used last shapes may not be for you. Try the Keen mids, in the store anyway. They are the only thing that has worked well for me, a...

In GEAR » Boots boots boots? help!
February 22, 6:51pm

"Quest Preying Mantis tent - Ever used one?"
Emily, I have the 1997 Quest catalog, but it gives only one dimension for each measurement, and does not distinguish between inner and outer. Hope someone with one will measure it for you.

In GEAR » Quest Preying Mantis tent - Ever used one?
February 21, 11:03pm

"BD Lightsabre EPIC Bivy - climate specific advice please, is it useless?"
Francois, Roger Caffin tested some Epic Malibu (a 1.9 oz Epic treated ripstod polyester used on the BD Firstlight and other tents) for me on his modified Suter tester. It remained dry until over ...

In GEAR » BD Lightsabre EPIC Bivy - climate specific advice please, is it useless?
February 21, 10:49pm

"Broken carbon pole"
John, There is a lot of good info about repairing broken carbon tubes on the fishing rod sites. Try the article at: http://www.rodbuilding.org/library/repair-oquinn.html To sum up, they sa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Broken carbon pole
February 17, 11:22pm

"American Silnylon not Acceptable?"
Roger, About the "Skylite", "Urethane/Silicone impregnated" taupe material sold by The Rain Shed: I believe that some "Skylite" material you tested from Westmark (not...

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 16, 11:53pm

"American Silnylon not Acceptable?"
Thank you, Roger. Has there been a thread about where to find 30 denier silcoated taffetas? Based on your tests, that might actually provide what John, the OP, and many others I think, have be...

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 15, 10:14pm

"American Silnylon not Acceptable?"
Roger, Thanks for the clarification. Maybe you left the door open a little with the reference to the pourosity of the sil coating. Couldn't that lead to leakage when the thin 30 denier nylon...

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 15, 9:36pm

"straightening titanium tent stakes"
You might try a metal rod or bar bender. M-C has a little one for under $10. But is doesn't have a lever to make the job easier. http://www.mcmaster.com/#rod-benders/=b1vf98 OR, try bor...

In GEAR » straightening titanium tent stakes
February 15, 8:51pm

Thanks, Jerry, for your comments. Because you got better water resistance after adding silicone coating, I think you just needed more/better coating. I tried using heavier 2.4 oz silnylon for a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 15, 1:30am

"Insultex insulation"
Daryl, Would really appreciate knowing your thoughts about the Insultex once you've used it a bit in the field. Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » Insultex insulation
February 14, 8:51pm

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