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"What size tubing for tent poles?"
Maybe .433" or larger Easton from Quest. Carbon from the kite materials companies will weigh less than half as much, but have no specs on strength. There was a guy posting last year who go...

In Make Your Own Gear » What size tubing for tent poles?
March 24, 11:05pm

"Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret"
"This makes me think of Black Diamond's Epic tents. Wonder what the HH is for this? David et al: Last year Roger tested some unused Epic Malibu for me, the earlier version fuzzy on both...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 24, 10:40pm

"Old school tent fabric, no need for sil or cuben or spin."
And with those giant Snowshoe Thompson skis, you must be able to carry as much as Nesmuk too.

In Make Your Own Gear » Old school tent fabric, no need for sil or cuben or spin.
March 22, 7:10pm

just as good,but lighter 2 P shelter
Nico, Understand that you are using a single-wall 2P tent weighing over 3# packed that saves some weight by using trekking poles for support, and due to excellent ventilation, manages condensation...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL OR SUL MYOG switch (help meee!)
March 22, 7:04pm

Worth it?
Depends on whether you have the skills to profit from an industrial machine. Honestly, I don't, so an old metal Kenmore does all that I need, and Sears takes it back every 5-10 years for refur...

In Make Your Own Gear » first industrial machine purchase; your thoughts?
March 22, 6:32pm

Cuben floors
"IMO, 1.26oz (CT3.5K.18) is the best. It uses the more durable .18 mylar layers so it's much more abrasion resistant than anything lighter ..." Agree. We should see some HH specs ...

In GEAR » Cuben floors?
March 22, 6:23pm

"Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret"
Dan, Both the name and the point backwards. Oh, well ...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 19, 10:03pm

"Load lifters too low?"
I have been designing, making and using all my packs since the mid-seventies. For whatever that's worth, MHO is as follows: If the load lifter strap is not sloping downward from the pack to...

In GEAR » Load lifters too low?
March 19, 8:28pm

Cuben water resistance
It is understandable for folks whose livelihood is related to these issues to get a little worked up. For the rest of us consumers less is at stake. Perhaps only the cost of a few purchases of equ...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 19, 8:03pm

Richard, Was afraid something like this might happen when you got that tester. This certainly puts a whole new light on things. Your results with sil were showing a dramatic decrease from its usu...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 17, 6:46pm

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