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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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water bottles
John, Could you post what you are using for water bottles those in pix? Thanks, Sam F.

In Make Your Own Gear » My New XPAC Pack
June 09, 1:27pm

tube bending for frames
John, The best tube benders I know of are the Ridgid brand, but they are quite expensive. Years ago, I bought 3/8" and 5/8" ones when they were relatively inexpensive and I was making a...

In Make Your Own Gear » My New XPAC Pack
June 01, 9:03pm

John, Thanks for all that info about the XPAC material from Rockywoods. Think I will order some of the green to check it out, and maybe use it for my next pack. Roger Caffin has posted that he i...

In Make Your Own Gear » My New XPAC Pack
May 31, 11:00pm

other options
Found today that Sea to Summit is distributing a new seam sealer, "Ultra Seam Sil," and bought some. It is at least as flowable as Permatex, probably moreso, and does not appear to hav...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
May 31, 10:25pm

"My New XPAC Pack"
John, That is amazingly light for such a sturdy pack made with Xpac, and a cordura bottom no less. Never would have believed it could be done until your post. Thanks. P.S. Care to share more...

In Make Your Own Gear » My New XPAC Pack
May 30, 10:52pm

locating back panel and straps.
"Anyone have any suggestions on how to get the right fit when sewing to the back panel. I hated not knowing if it would even feel comfortable until I sewed it down." What has always wo...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2oz MYOG pack failure :(
May 30, 10:41pm

"thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?"
If you mean acetone, no. Tried it, and a million other things. The problem is that when Silicone is mixed with pain thinner or stove fuel, it does not go into solution, but just forms a "slu...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
May 30, 10:14pm

Making a silnylon tent fly recently, I simply used additonal pieces of silnylon laminated at stress points. The result was very satisfactory - much stronger than anything else in the same weight r...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2oz MYOG pack failure :(
May 27, 9:28pm

"Hearing several stories of snapped poles doesn't give me much comfort that Carbon Fiber poles in general are a good thing. Yes I can cut weight but they just sound way too fragile. Am I o...

In GEAR » snapped a gossamer gear lt4 pole...what to do?
May 27, 9:02pm

John Nausieda,
Thank you for posting the book reference. To me, it is preaching to the choir; but the book may be of great interest to many. On thing that comes up repeatedly on this site that puzzles me: Wh...

In GEAR » Integral Designs Gear now made in...China
May 26, 9:39pm

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