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Re: How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
OP - Thanks for posting BP issue #9. Kemsley's soft cover gear guide was good, but not so much as the original reviews in the issues of BP. (Thanks for the history, Daryl.) Assuming your QN...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 08, 10:15pm

Re: Re: Comparing Fire Maple Hornet to BRS-3000T
Bob, maybe put the canister on a good scale and compare change rates during different stove functions.

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
December 04, 7:32pm

Re: ULA Catalyst hip belt issues
We are all shaped differently, so sharing experiences is not too helpful. REI has some in-house hipbelts with considerable padding. I found one that fit me very well and worked better than an Osp...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst hip belt issues
December 04, 7:29pm

New 2015 Mountain Hardware Ultra Lamina with zone mapped insulation
"Another problem with the center zip is they only make half zippers so there is no way to ventilate the feet. I think Mountain Hardware made a mistake. If you are going to do a center zip, mak...

In GEAR » New 2015 Mountain Hardware Ultra Lamina with zone mapped insulation
December 03, 7:59pm

Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
Was wondering why BPL posts have become so scatterbrained. Then this thread prompted going to another browser to see the ads.

In Editor's Roundtable » Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
December 01, 9:52pm

"My first post was deleted,"

In Editor's Roundtable » Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
December 01, 9:49pm

Re: Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
Whenever this comes up, condensation seems to get the blame. No doubt that's often the case, but it didn't seem to explain some of my experiences: 1. Never having condensation drip onto a...

In GEAR » Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
November 28, 8:31pm

Re: SilPoly
Thanks for the heads up on this. RBTR only gives the unfinished weights of fabrics. 1.1 oz, 30 denier uncoated nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish has been readily available on the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 8:34pm

Re: Re: cutting tool for heavy duty foil
Saving lids from plastic spread containers has yielded quite a collection of templates. It's gotten to the point of buying stuff just to get a new lid with a new radius. Sort of like we did a...

In Make Your Own Gear » cutting tool for heavy duty foil
November 26, 6:20pm

Re: Looking for information on Quest tents
I've got an old Quest catalog. Post a photo, and I'll look it up.

In GEAR » Looking for information on Quest tents
November 23, 8:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam 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