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"Fabric for rain pants in the UK"
Alex, How much weight (grams per square meter) are you willing to carry. I did obtain one of the waterproof breathables from the UK, and it tested very waterproof by Roger Caffin; but it was on t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for rain pants in the UK
April 30, 8:42pm

"Protocol B Version 1 Procedure and Test Results"
Ziff, Covered myself by choosing option 4. But it was an honest choice - that's what I intend to do.

In Make Your Own Gear » Protocol B Version 1 Procedure and Test Results
April 28, 9:32pm

"Protocol B Version 1 Procedure and Test Results"
Richard, Thank you for the note about the refresh button, and thanks again for the project. Roger, "... but don't some of the Cuban Fiber fabrics go downhill fast!" That was my ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Protocol B Version 1 Procedure and Test Results
April 27, 11:16pm

"1 Person, 2 Pound, Dble Wall Tent"
Daryl, Thanks for your detailed answer. That is just the info I was looking for. Am still thinking seriously about lots of zip for a front end cover. But yes, if it is a good quality #3 zip, li...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 Person, 2 Pound, Dble Wall Tent
April 24, 8:36pm

seam lines
John, Thank you very much for the link, and even more for the instructions about how to use it. Am still wondering if Daryl used a curved seam, and if so, how much. Sam F.

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 Person, 2 Pound, Dble Wall Tent
April 23, 11:05pm

end covers
Daryl, Info on a couple of points about the end covers would be most helpful. First, are the long seams completely straight? If not, how did you calculate and mark the curvature? Second, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 Person, 2 Pound, Dble Wall Tent
April 23, 8:52pm

pole length
Fred, There are 4 poles. Each one is 6.5' long, and is made up of 5 carbon fiber tube sections. The sections are made from Victory V-Force V6 300 wrapped carbon arrow shafts that weigh about ...

In Make Your Own Gear » XX Tarp Tent - A Work in Progress
April 21, 8:26pm

"XX Tarp Tent - A Work in Progress"
For anyone interested in using this design for a project, please note that the length of the long rectangle that is the main canopy fabric piece has been corrected from 11.5' to 10.66' (128...

In Make Your Own Gear » XX Tarp Tent - A Work in Progress
April 20, 9:17pm

"Knee pain, need suggestions"
Leigh, You said, "possible" meniscal tear detected in an MRI. My meniscal tears were readily detected by an MRI, so it gave me some pause when you used the word, "possible." ...

In GEAR » Knee pain, need suggestions
April 18, 10:34pm

"Aluminum vs Carbon Fiber Tent Poles"
Isaac, You do not provide specs for the SMD carbon pole, only that it is 2 oz lighter than the alloy. As with many things, the strength depends on the quality and thickness of the material. Sin...

In GEAR » Aluminum vs Carbon Fiber Tent Poles
April 17, 10:11pm

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