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"en-ratings explained"
The 'last time I saw Richard' post was on this thread: As follows on 7/25/11: "(richard295) - M ...

In GEAR » en-ratings explained
September 15, 12:10pm

Can it be repaired?"
No. There are too many gaping holes for a decent patch job. But as others point out, you could look at it as an opportunity to try a lighter silnylon floor, and replace the whole floor. Cou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Massive burn holes in floor of tent! (see pic) Can it be repaired?
September 12, 9:26pm

vestibule for my Stephensons 2R
In an earlier conversation with Warmlite folk, they ventured that the 2R already has a vestibule, a vestibule with a floor no less. They may have been getting at the length of the tent, head to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help me design a vestibule for my Stephensons 2R
September 11, 10:35pm

"What use is a big, center mesh pocket on your pack to you?"
Thanks for all the comments about best ways to pack wet stuff. As Mary D suggested, putting a wet tent on the back of the pack (located furthest away from your back) is not so good. It will mov...

In GEAR » What use is a big, center mesh pocket on your pack to you?
September 09, 11:25pm

presser feet
Highly recommend the Kenmore straight stitch foot. Cheap, and more versatile than the zig-zag feet that come on the machines. You can even use them for zippers, with less chance of snagging.

In Make Your Own Gear » Just bought a used sewing machine
September 09, 11:02pm

Shawn, I agree with you and Roger about the definition, with one qualification: Since it is quite likely that a smaller or solo tent will need guylines on at least two sides to keep it from blo...

In GEAR » Is TT DR the only one?
September 08, 10:31am

"MYOG Tent Poles"
There have been a few posts from folks who got used carbon shaft golf clubs dirt cheap and used them; but never understood how they could be long enough. If you don't mind the poles bowing u...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Tent Poles
September 07, 9:34pm

freestanding = oxymoron
So often someone posts on this site about finding something, and the poster is told that is not what h/she really wants, etc., etc. As for the merits of the issue, the key difference between fre...

In GEAR » Is TT DR the only one?
September 07, 9:16pm

vestibule for my Stephensons 2R
Have you thought about something like the front awning on the MSR Fling? This would not be a full coverage vestibule, but it would help solve a drawback of the 2R: Entry and exit in the rain...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help me design a vestibule for my Stephensons 2R
September 07, 12:07pm


In User Test Forum » test
September 07, 11:56am

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