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$7 waist belt
Nice find, Daryl. No luck here, either, with sewing foam. Sometimes, if the foam is already sewn, sandwiched between two layer of fabric, by an industrial machine, I can get away with sewing over...

In Make Your Own Gear » $7 Waist Belt
December 07, 6:12pm

physics
Franco, If you mean applying force directly to the end of the carbon strut, and thus along its length as in your photo, OK. Indeed, an acrobat could probably stand balanced on the tops of the str...

In GEAR » SCARP 2 winter mods photos
December 05, 4:56pm

Thanks
Thanks for taking the extra time, Jim. Finally got it. Unfortunately, the old twist-locks I have eventually slip (length shortens) when I lean on them too heavily, no matter how tightly they ar...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
December 05, 3:56pm

Instructions
Jim, Out of respect for you, before posting I printed out and read your instructions carefully several times. Guess I will have to go on without understanding them. No bigee. That frequently ha...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
December 04, 9:20pm

Scarp and Winter
As a publicist, or whatever Ryan calls his work, he has to try to please all of the people all of the time. A hopeless task, of course. I used to have to do that also, but not anymore. Ain't...

In GEAR » SCARP 2 winter mods photos
December 04, 9:13pm

Baffled by Dreaded Baffles
Don't get why so much effort is directed to avoiding baffles. If something must be sewn to the shell, it might as well be baffles. So they must be sewn to the inner also. When carefully plann...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternatives to traditional baffles?
December 03, 5:36pm

Adding Friction to Twist-Locks
Jim, Dug out the old twist-locks, and they all function the same way, with an expansion joint on the end of the smaller section that is inserted in the larger. Like this: Unfortunately, don...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
December 03, 4:31pm

stick-things
Some sloppy math says that Ryan's end hoops, at 6 feet (each), would be as long as the the 6 feet total of TT's carbon tube, around two times the weight using the best Easton prebent alloy ...

In GEAR » SCARP 2 winter mods photos
December 03, 12:08am

Maxima ESD on DIYGS
Surgical gown materials have come up here a number of times. Might be a good selection for a medium light pack for someone who uses a pack cover or inner and is not looking for WP material. Even w...

In GEAR » Anyone ever use Maxima ESD fabric for anything?
December 02, 11:23pm

FS bivy
As for ideas, I got nuthin'. But wish my first MYOG project has been that great.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Freestanding Hooped Bivy
November 29, 6:33pm

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