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Evernew Titanium Pasta Pot
Have been using the one Liter since it first came out as an REI product, maybe 5 or more years ago. It replaced the old aluminum version that weighs 2 oz more. As was pointed out, the insulatio...

In GEAR » Evernew Titanium Pasta Pot
June 20, 10:39pm

Hubba NX
Delmar, With the Hubba design, new or old, the fly door can be staked out and the rest of the front vestibule folded or rolled up with a little fiddling. That could be what the reviewer had in min...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba NX
June 16, 10:38pm

lumbar pads
Re: " I personally don't find traditional lumbar pad packs where you have the stays or framesheet terminating in the lumbar region very comfortable with even midweight loads so the wrap ar...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 13, 10:53pm

tent mockups
"I want to make a mockup out of cheap hardware store tarp, but I need something to make my poles out of. Any idea what I can use for CHEAP testing poles?" For scale models, I use music...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shot at a tent
June 11, 10:09pm

Thank you, gentlemen, for that helpful information. I will call the merchant in CT that sold me the beacon and inquire whether it is coded for use in the USA.

In GEAR » Ocean Signals rescueME PLB
June 11, 9:20pm

Use of RescueMe in USA
Re: "I'm about to try to switch it over to the U.S. system." Could you or someone explain or elaborate about this? I haven't been able to find any info suggesting the need to...

In GEAR » Ocean Signals rescueME PLB
June 10, 8:03pm

first summer quilt
Hi Jennifer, Since my experiences have been quite different from some others', thought some comments might be in order. My conclusions are consistent with Roger's at least, so I don't...

In Make Your Own Gear » noob botched her first summer quilt!
June 05, 10:27pm

retractable antenna
Bob, With the FastFind, where the antenna pops out, the unit must be sent back to the manufacturer to be reset and the antenna reloaded. With the RescueME, it can be carried and if the battery...

In GEAR » Ocean Signals rescueME PLB
May 25, 9:52pm

RescueME PLB1
If you or anyone else can provide info on the reliability of this one, please let us know. I know the FastFind works perfectly, or at least did for me in a Colorado location well below timberlin...

In GEAR » Ocean Signals rescueME PLB
May 23, 10:06pm

As Justin intimated, a spectra or dyneema fabric of around 17 gram weight, of fine fibers with a high thread count, and a high HH waterproof coating. In some light earth tone colors, please. Sub ...

In GEAR » What do the people WANT!?
May 19, 8:26pm

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