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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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"Dimension Polyant Fabrics - Xpac and the like..."
I've been using 4 oz (total) nylon Spectra Gridstop in my current MYOG pack, and it is pretty rugged - no problems with wear and tear. But I want to go lighter, so the next pack will have an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dimension Polyant Fabrics - Xpac and the like...
January 31, 9:25pm

"tarp / tent material"
Doug, What you are looking for has been so much discussed on these threads, forgive me for not going there. Backpeddle through the last few months' thread titles and see if you get the kind o...

In GEAR » tarp / tent material
January 31, 9:08pm

"Best Food Brands"
Lawson, Found out early that freeze dried foods, no matter how pure, do not provide the energy I need for trekking. So I buy different forms of starch at the supermarket, enriched noodles, maca...

In GEAR » Best Food Brands
January 31, 8:57pm

"Want To Do A MYOG Winter Tent"
John, There was a Canadian guy, Oli, who posted a few months ago. Although there was some angst about the way he set up a Warmlite tent, he did provide a link to a page that shows a great solo ta...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want To Do A MYOG Winter Tent
January 30, 9:41pm

"Camp shoes"
Ziff, Some of the diving socks are weighty, but you can get them in 2-3mm neoprene, anklet size, that are just a few ounces. They make great camp shoes, and if you must glue, then you can glue on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Camp shoes
January 30, 8:50pm

"S2S Thermolite Reactor Liners"
Benjamin, The Wilderness Equipment products, including tents and tarps, are very good, and they happen to be distributed by Sea to Summit to retailers in Australia. Please don't 'throw ou...

In GEAR » S2S Thermolite Reactor Liners
January 29, 8:26pm

"Summer Quilt Synthetic Insulation"
So I cut out foot square pieces and weighed the materials I posted about. They seemed heavy compared to what is available today. But here is the info: The batts have a bright yellow nylon bonde...

In Make Your Own Gear » Summer Quilt Synthetic Insulation
January 29, 6:55pm

"Dyneema X: rodent proof?"
Paul, what a great idea! Thanks much.

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyneema X: rodent proof?
January 29, 5:09pm

"Rotary Cutter Table"
Use the cheapest ping-pong tables I can find, partly becasue they are 60" wide. After a while they sag toward the middle and have to be replaced. Wish I could find one with that cutting boar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rotary Cutter Table
January 29, 5:06pm

"S2S Thermolite Reactor Liners"
Often find that Google works better than the search function on this site. To get some ideas about insulative value of materials, maybe also look at Richard Nisley's chart at: http://www....

In GEAR » S2S Thermolite Reactor Liners
January 29, 4:59pm

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