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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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"Shelter Silnylon HH Test Results"
Thank you, Richard, for your most helpful test results. Never thought that the coatings would degrade that much with so little use. For me it underscores the need to start high with the quali...

In GEAR » Shelter Silnylon HH Test Results
March 05, 5:05pm

"Curing slippery Tarptent floor"
James, For the tent you have, the simplest answer is to pitch on flat ground. It's no bigee, once you get used to setting aside a little time for it. I have no trouble finding flat spots in ...

In GEAR » Curing slippery Tarptent floor
March 04, 8:42pm

sweat shops
Pilate, Fifteen or so years ago, a co-worker spent weeks trying to find some running shoes made in the US, or at least made under acceptable conditions. No luck. Danner has some low boots ma...

In GEAR » Who Else Has Ordered NB Minimus Trails?
March 02, 8:42pm

square stuffsacks
Brian, This article shows how to make square stuffsacks: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/make_your_own_gear_5_yards_to_sul_part_2.html

In Make Your Own Gear » C-3 Tape Source
March 01, 8:54pm

In fairness to the Warmlite tents, the earlier thread referring to Olivier's tests may be worth reading: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?for...

In GEAR » Shelter Pictures - Stormy conditions
February 28, 7:59pm

C-3 tape
Thanks for persuading me to finally get into using tape. The video on the Sailrite site is what did it. Showed that the adhesive film left by the peeled off portion of the tape is probably of neg...

In Make Your Own Gear » C-3 Tape Source
February 27, 9:49pm

"Insultex insulation"
Thanks, Daryl. That is the most useful feedback I've yet seen.

In Make Your Own Gear » Insultex insulation
February 27, 7:00pm

Easton Kilo
Re: "Easton has been (in my opinion) a company that does not rush products to market. If anybody knows poles (or arrows or bats) Easton does. I would think that a lot of computer simulation ti...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
February 25, 4:57pm

"Where to get NANO activated carbon?"
There was a good show on PBS about the nanotubes, including a demo pulling a string of them from a container for over 12 feet. But "nano-activated" - my eye.

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to get NANO activated carbon?
February 22, 7:22pm

"American Silnylon not Acceptable?"
Agree. Franco, you 'da man, but more evidence would be gooder. How about putting the DR up right before a real monsoon, and checking after.

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 22, 7:12pm

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