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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

Pearls for backpacking in the rain
For me the important part is to get out of the rain quickly when I stop at the end of the day. That is why I like shelters that set up quick and easy and dry inside (fly first) Once I have the sh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 04, 3:43pm

Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
My guess : 20% of time it aligns N/S 20% of time E/W 20% of time NE/SW 20% of time NW/SE the other 20% of time fits in between at about a 5% occurrence a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
January 04, 2:22pm

Kydex first attempts
The sheath for my Mora 2000 is about 40g (1.4oz). Not something I could fall in love with but it does the job (very well) and I would not have the patience nor the ability to make a better one.

In Make Your Own Gear » Kydex first attempts
January 03, 4:34pm

UL binoculars
If you can head down to the nearest store with a decent range. In the end is what you see that matters. Usually at the same price point Porro prism (offset) are better than roof prism (the straig...

In GEAR » UL binoculars
January 03, 1:56pm

Kydex first attempts
If nothing else now you know that lefties already had a hard time 2000 years ago.

In Make Your Own Gear » Kydex first attempts
January 01, 9:09pm

Kydex first attempts
Just word play... Sinister comes from the Latin word for "on the left" also used to mean "unlucky"

In Make Your Own Gear » Kydex first attempts
January 01, 8:54pm

Kydex first attempts
Only a sinister motive would prompt you to do that.

In Make Your Own Gear » Kydex first attempts
January 01, 5:55pm

Need recommendations on a tent
I keep seeing folk quoting floor length and I keep reminding that it is almost meaningless IF you don't also know or factor in usable space above it. Here is the reason why someone that will n...

In GEAR » Need recommendations on a tent
December 31, 3:16pm

I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms
Cesar "I think it's silly we give literal gold metals to.." if it makes you feel better, those medals are just gold plated the rest is mostly silver (now that is funny). The last...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 31, 2:40pm

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