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Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
Interesting conundrum. To fix the patch the bag needs to be cleaned, however cleaning the bag might just dislodge the patch. If it were my bag I would gather the patch to a point and put a rubb...

In GEAR » Washing a down sleeping bag with a duct tape patch
March 16, 5:12pm

best pack towel?
John, I was going to mention my wide mouth Nalgene but then I would have to explain that it has to do with aim not size, so I won't bother.

In GEAR » best pack towel?
March 15, 5:43pm

Great Ocean Walk (Vic,Australia)
Having spent 30 years in photographic retail I have had several trips when I hardly have taken any photos or had no camera at all with me. Makes sense, or maybe not. Anyway , after a couple of ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Ocean Walk
March 15, 5:32pm

best pack towel?
My choice is Chux, an Aussie brand of kitchen cloth. Very light, absorbs well and dries very fast. I have a small pile of 6 of them that I used in my last trip with my wife(they are used for the ...

In GEAR » best pack towel?
March 15, 4:01pm

Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
Sorry about the missing link but yes as pointed out you need a protruding valve for my version to work . Here is the clip for the other type valves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nux8bZ-bJV8&am...

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 14, 5:07pm

Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
David, I posted a video on how to make a sub 1oz (tiny pack size) inflation bag for no cost, assuming you have a plastic bag and a rubber band . This :

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 14, 3:39pm

What do you use to carry food?
You can see what I use in the bottom left corner of this photo : One for dinners, one for lunches and one for breakfast. All doubled up (one bag inside the others, just for extra strength and t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use to carry food?
March 14, 3:38am

Compact wide angle big sensor?
Ian, the Touit 12mm lens has a diagonal angle of view of 99 degree (on an NEX or X body) To get the same angle of view on a 35mm sized sensor ("full frame") you would use an 18mm lens. ...

In Photography » Compact wide angle big sensor?
March 05, 7:51pm

knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
What's the smallest powered chain saw that can still bring down a decent size tree ? Say something good enough to build a cabin, just in case .

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 05, 6:37pm

Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs
Double post.

In GEAR » Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs.
March 05, 2:35am

All Reader Reviews by Franco Darioli

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Tarptent Contrail
My rating is based on what this shelter was designed for, and not to be understood as part of the "best tent ever, for anybody ,anywhere" award. Most of the good points have already been co...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 07, 4:48pm