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"XX Tarp Tent - A Work in Progress"
"you will have to come up with some neat way to pitch the tent" Roger, Don't know how neat it is, but the plan is with the tent spread on the ground and a peg holding the rear aw...

In Make Your Own Gear » XX Tarp Tent - A Work in Progress
April 06, 10:42pm

XX Tarp Tent - A Work in Progress
The name, Doublecross (XX), is for the two points where the poles cross. An older design, with some new twists. It came about from thinking about sagging fabric and its supposed cure, catenary se...

In Make Your Own Gear » XX Tarp Tent - A Work in Progress
April 06, 12:20am

"Protocol B Version 1 Procedure and Test Results"
Richard, A thought: These tests may be at their the most helpful when they focus on materials that can be readily purchased by the average MYOG consumer. I'm finding that way too much of my t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Protocol B Version 1 Procedure and Test Results
April 05, 11:27pm

"Destruction Testing of Ferrules"
Daryl, Great article. Elmer's polyurethane glue is inexpensive, can be bought in small quantities, and works well with ferrules. It contains no hardeners than can weaken the resin in the car...

In Make Your Own Gear » Destruction Testing of Ferrules
April 05, 11:16pm

"Destruction Testing of Ferrules"
Daryl, Ideally, the fit would be just right, as snug as possible without creating binding. In reality, one takes what one can find in the consumer market. Right now I am burning from another kic...

In Make Your Own Gear » Destruction Testing of Ferrules
April 05, 7:46pm

"Destruction Testing of Ferrules"
Two things I've found to be important here: 1. The fit between the ferrule, internal or external,and the spar should be snug. Otherwise, when the pole is flexed, pressure will concentrate i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Destruction Testing of Ferrules
April 04, 5:09pm

"Bendy aluminum"
Just in case "sheet" didn't mean that you were looking for aluminum foil, check out flashing material at most hardware stores.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bendy aluminum
April 04, 4:38pm

"Hipbelt pockets-Nanoseeum durable enough?"
No. You can get heftier mesh from OWF, Quest etc.

In Make Your Own Gear » Hipbelt pockets-Nanoseeum durable enough?
April 02, 6:11pm

TNF Sputnik?
This week one of those little Campmor catalogs with the hand drawn illustrations arrived. On page 11 was a TNF Sputnik 2 tent: 28.5 sq ft, 2#13oz trail wt, 2 vests, looks like a Scarp sort of. W...

In GEAR » TNF Sputnik?
April 02, 6:06pm

camp chair
Here is a link for a translated into English version of Liang Kong's posted link: http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=GB&rurl=translate.google.com&tbb=1&a...

In GEAR » I would lie, cheat, and steal for an UL camp chair!!!!!!!
April 02, 4:43pm

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