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Light 2 person freestanding double wall tent.
You need to keep in mind that there is a lot of unusable space inside a pyramid tent because the walls slope inwards all around. So when comparing size, focus more on the usable space rather than ...

In GEAR » Light 2 person freestanding double wall tent.
September 25, 4:12pm

Wider version of Sony rx100?
The RX 100/100 II have the same angle of view as the Canon G15, a 28mm equivalent. In reality you can have a very small difference because those numbers are rounded off, 28mm can be 27.5 as it can...

In Photography » Wider version of Sony rx100?
September 23, 5:33pm

Potty trowel
Snow/sand stake for me too. You dig with it as with a pick not a shovel.

In GEAR » Potty trowel
September 22, 5:58pm

The Perfect Wool Hat
"My head is the size of the Sputnik. " Sputnik was a lot smaller than many imagine , still 23" in diameter is not bad... (seeing a Sputnik replica was a bit like seeing the Mona Li...

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 21, 11:04pm

3 person shelter for JMT?
One report I remember seeing a few years ago was of three guys that had a 3 person tent and a solo as well. In turns one would sleep in the solo but they used the three person as a meeting tent. ...

In GEAR » 3 person shelter for JMT?
September 21, 4:25pm

Gluten free granola
There are over 200,000 celiacs in Italy , some quote that the real number is about half a million. All you need to do when you go to eat in an Italian restaurant is to say "io sono celiaco&q...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 20, 5:58pm

color of pack, sleeping bag,..
Personal preference however there are reasons for some. "Sleeping bag, rain jacket,... should be dark colored, like black." A bright sleeping bag is a lot nicer to look at particularl...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 12:44am

3 person shelter for JMT?
Take a look at the Tarptent Cloudburst 3. Not all that spacious for 3 adults (compared to the Slide Mountain) but at 52oz might just be a good compromise . Note the large doors. http://www.t...

In GEAR » 3 person shelter for JMT?
September 19, 5:07pm

Minor mod to the Notch
Stephen , There is a TTTTTT (Tarptent Top Ten Thousand Terrific Tips ) book in the making. So far I have the title but no content. Reminds me of my previous effort ( Wonderful Wise Words )...

In GEAR » Minor mod to the Notch
September 18, 8:26pm

Best lightest pillow recommendations
A cut down silk liner (to pillow size)stuffed with a layer or two of day clothing. Many have tried the stuff sack/clothing combo and did not like it at all. I did the same on and off several time...

In GEAR » Best lightest pillow recommendations
September 17, 6:43pm

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