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Why gray? A completely superfluous question about silnylon shelters.
A couple of recent posts made me feel like resurrecting this thread. One is about this comment : Grey shelters are terrible and I will never purchase one. I would become depressed by the end of ...

In GEAR » Why gray? A completely superfluous question about silnylon shelters.
January 13, 1:54pm

Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
I use bricks... (would you believe that I seam sealed a few TT Rainshadows (3 person tent) inside my previous bedroom ? One rainy day I had a tent up in my dining room , one in my living room a...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
January 12, 2:05pm

Backpacking gear you use at home
That I can think of right now I have my Fenix torch handy and recently having acquired a Weber I started to use one of my canister stoves (remote) to light the coal for it. My Mora knife also gets...

In GEAR » Backpacking gear you use at home
January 11, 9:24pm

Gear Talk
"Just as Franco has been jumped on for recommending..." The peculiar point here is that I don't think anyone has done that since I became part of that brand but yes a few used to &...

In GEAR » Gear Talk
January 11, 12:53am

Rolled or Folded Ridgerest as Packframe
Have you tried folding a Ridgrest ?

In GEAR » Rolled or Folded Ridgerest as Packframe
January 10, 10:01pm

The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
All's well that ends well (Bill Shakingspire) First congratulation Stephen, many would have failed. Now for some suggestions . For the line lock slipping I have a video clip that has vari...

In GEAR » The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
January 08, 9:50pm

Japanese beat that
"er... bidet or not, I really don't think that thing would generate enough water pressure to remove a smear of poo from your butt... not completely anyway...' You have a point there...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 07, 9:00pm

Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
Nice,elegant design, well done ! (of course I have no idea how it works but looks right to me...) " I'm reminded of the Clickstand stove design" Same here... I could not remembe...

In Gear Deals » Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
January 06, 10:33pm

Wine Bladders????
I posted this shot sometime ago on another forum : . I cannot remember if I unscrewed or popped that out (I think the latter) but I know that I did put it back in and it still worked. There are ...

In GEAR » Wine Bladders????
January 05, 4:15pm

ultralightweight tea kettle
With that long spout and handle looks heavier than that compared to the usual streamlined Trangia like types (900ml) at 160-190g (5.6- 6.7oz). So about 1/3rd less capacity but 1/2 the weight. Mus...

In GEAR » ultralightweight tea kettle
January 04, 11:35pm

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