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All Forum Posts by Franco Darioli

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Tarptent Thread
My avatar was taken by Yair too. not the same one... Here it is : I called this one Two Moments with Yair (he is on the right): finally a Notch moment : and another moment, this one with...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
May 03, 11:44pm

#1 complaint about packing
From that "fabric condom" thread I discovered that it takes me 30-40 seconds to pack my sleeping bag. Not sure about the mat but I just open the valve when still on it (so that I HAVE to...

In Philosophy & Technique » #1 complaint about packing
May 02, 8:50pm

Which small camera with viewfinder?
You could go to DPReview, click on cameras (on the banner that starts with news) then Feature search, Compact, then Viewfinder (the type you are after) and then pick one from that list.

In Photography » Which small camera with viewfinder?
May 02, 6:26pm

Revising a brand new 12 years old Shires Tarptent
Not bad. You might get a slightly better pitch if you move the front side guyline (the far right in the first photo) a bit more forward , same angle as the one at the rear (but reversed...)

In Make Your Own Gear » Revising a brand new 12 years old Shires Tarptent
May 02, 5:40pm

Ground cloth with "storm flaps
For a few dollars you can buy a painter's drop sheet and make your own mock up, so that you will see if it is big enough or not. Get some tape and some string and you are in business. Better...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ground cloth with "storm flaps"
May 02, 3:49pm

Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
"With Sil & other nylon materials any contact from the inside will only serve to make the water on the outside seep through" Not with silnylon , in my experience...(I also use Chux)

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
May 01, 4:39pm

Trekking poles up hill adjustment
Well , I still haven't seen a photo or video to show me how pushing with the poles behind you is at all possible going up hill and yes I meant real up hill not a false flat type ground. (I do...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
April 30, 7:52pm

yet another dumb hiker post
I felt sorry for the guy till I read this bit : "Bacon argued he was prepared for the conditions, physically capable and had adequately planned his hike. But the state said his training was i...

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
April 30, 4:16pm

Seam seal mix
Blast , I did not read the rest and forgot that Willie was posting it. Just back from frolicking in the fields with my girl, still numb and my brain was not really engaged. (not that it makes m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 27, 10:41pm

How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
It did not look symmetrical in the original photo, so much for my visualisation skills. Still my comments were about setting it up as a bug net not a tent inner and by that I mean not one were you...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 27, 9:36pm

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