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My Locale Chocorua NH, USA
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All Forum Posts by Sam Farrington

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"Cuben v.s. silnylon durability"
Eric, Maybe you've noted some of the lengthy threads in the last year or so about this issue, not to mention the other big issue, water resistance, especially after considerable use in the fie...

In GEAR » Cuben v.s. silnylon durability
August 30, 8:58pm

"Solo Wilderness Security"
Rod, All the bears I know prefer an HK or MP machine pistol, so that's what you will be up against; and unlike what you see on TV, a rifle or handgun will be useless in the face of such overwh...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 29, 12:16pm

"Suggestions for 1person tent bigger than contrail but still light?"
Salewa Neutrino

In GEAR » Suggestions for 1person tent bigger than contrail but still light?
August 28, 6:58pm

seams ripping out
Christopher, The guide to my sewing machine has a diamond-shaped stitch that it recommended for sewing fabrics to elastic tapes. Tried it, and it is bombproof. Moreso than just a zig-zag stitc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Breathable Gaitahs
August 26, 10:06pm

Cuben for packs
Eugene, Sounds from your post that you are ready to accept Cuben in shelters, like the good looking one Matt posted, but still have reservations about its appearance in packs. I was in the sa...

In GEAR » Cuben: The unbearable lightness of being........ugly.
August 26, 9:55pm

Water filters
Thank you, Matt, for posting your experience with questionable water sources, and how to employ a filter successfully. For those like myself who hike only short distances daily on a trek, it is ...

In GEAR » Another water filter thread...
August 24, 9:48pm

How can you sleep in the tent now?

In GEAR » Stephenson's Warmlite Tents?
August 21, 12:31pm

"Nalgene bottles, worth their weight"
I carry light Thinsulate booties from Sportsman's Guide and some of the other outdoor mail order companies that handle surplus items. Every time my feet have been cold for sleeping, they hav...

In GEAR » Nalgene bottles, worth their weight
August 16, 12:01pm

Tarptent StratoSpire
Franco, A mite snarky, mate? Being from Oz, you should be familiar with the WE bug dome, here as modified: Cheers, Sam

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 15, 4:30pm

Tarptent StratoSpire
Henry, Thanks for all the additional info. It markedly improves my feeling about this tent. FWIW to fans for a larger Moment: The remodel of my Scarp uses bungee cord to keep the struts in pl...

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 15, 3:49pm

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