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Sam Farrington (scfhome) - BPL Premium Member

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New tents
James, I made the same mistake, confusing the "Direct 2" with the "Direkt 2" From the video and the Facebook photo, they both appear to be small climbing domes that may not b...

In GEAR » 2012 Nemo Equipment Line of Tents
October 18, 8:35pm

.65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric
Never thought this deal would materialize, or be as described; but I was wrong on both points. Many thanks, Josh, for taking the time to put it together. This is my first run-in with a real...

In Make Your Own Gear » .65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric - FOR SALE --- $6/yd
October 17, 7:01pm

Direkt 2
Hi David. There you go, way ahead of me again. Googled MH Direkt 2, and got the 5 lb. number. Must stop relying on other sources instead of BPL. So it sounds like there is the capability and ...

In GEAR » 2012 Nemo Equipment Line of Tents
October 17, 6:25pm

2012 Nemo Equipment Line of Tents
>Looking forward to a shootout between the new Nemo Quantum Elite and new Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2. :-) At almost 5 lbs. the MH tent could not even get the pistol out of the holster.

In GEAR » 2012 Nemo Equipment Line of Tents
October 16, 7:30pm

2012 Nemo Equipment Line of Tents
David, Thanks for keeping us at the cutting edge. It's a good thing that Quantum Elite won't be readily available for a while, what with the cost of heating, plowing and all, this winter....

In GEAR » 2012 Nemo Equipment Line of Tents
October 15, 8:14pm

M - Here's a not too bad piece by Ian Maley of Wilderness Equipment: Probably the best info we have, unless...

In GEAR » Freestanding solo tent with low condensation?
October 15, 7:38pm

Thank you, David. The 3#5oz came from Hilleberg's website, but I have no doubt you are correct. Thanks again for checking this out.

In GEAR » Freestanding solo tent with low condensation?
October 14, 9:30pm

Freestanding solo tent
David, +1 for your comment about the OP and the Hubba. I have made a carbon pole set and silnylon fly for a friend with a Hubba, but she is not a large person and had good results in stormy wea...

In GEAR » Freestanding solo tent with low condensation?
October 13, 10:22pm

Freestanding solo tent with low condensation
M- IMO, you will have condensation in any high coverage tent. How the tent handles it is another matter. I've been looking at what's out there, because my current 3# dome tent is very ...

In GEAR » Freestanding solo tent with low condensation?
October 11, 8:43pm

Binding Tarp Edges
Philip, Could you elaborate a bit. Could not figure out how you are finishing the edges. Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » Binding Tarp Edges With Grosgrain
October 11, 6:43pm

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