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Samuel C. Farrington (scfhome) - BPL Premium Member

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pack for bad back
Aaron, Since we don't have any scientific studies to rely on so far on this thread, the alternative is to look at the question logically. If you look at picture of a human skeleton, its see...

In GEAR » Lighter pack or better frame with bad back?
January 21, 10:48pm

External pack frame flex
Alister, Will respond as if posted on MYOG. I've been working on an hourglass frame using Easton tubes for the perimeter, but obviously had to have some cross tubes to keep the pack content...

In GEAR » External pack frame flexibility.
January 06, 8:22pm

Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles from Costco
Jake, This is from what Amazon dubbed the most helpful critical review: "OK for short trips, but break easily., November 28, 2012 "By DaFireMedic "This review is from: Cascade...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
January 05, 9:57am

MYOG Down Jacket with Box Baffles
Aaron, Beautiful jacket, at premium weight and materials. Did you use a pattern, or rough out the dimensions of each piece somehow. It would be interesting to know.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Down Jacket with Box Baffles.
January 04, 2:49pm

Cheap CF
John, Jake and others, Maybe I should have elaborated more on the break tests. Hate long posts, it was long enough as it was, and BPL fans have probably heard enough about that already. Info abou...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
January 01, 10:22pm

Cheap CF
John C, Re: These poles do not have twist locks. That was clear in your OP. But without being able to source the newer models with flicklocks, the older twist-lock models provided the only in...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
December 30, 7:34pm

Greg, I'm clicking on the link. Have spent way more time than I can justify trying to find the bug. Got a PM from a guy who wondered if I was clicking on the link, but couldn't reply to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Insignia Cloth - Response to Daryl Daryl
December 26, 7:42pm

Cheap CF poles
Wasn't able to source the flick-locks on Google. Perhaps you can provide more info. Did look at the Amazon reviews for the twist-locks - not so good. Also, the weight on the twist-locks was a...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
December 26, 7:23pm

Insignia Cloth
Sticks and Stones ... Just kidding, Daryl. Thanks for the help.

In Make Your Own Gear » Insignia Cloth - Response to Daryl Daryl
December 22, 4:57pm

Insignia Cloth - Response to Daryl Daryl
Hey Daryl, BPL lets me receive, but not reply to PMs. ???? Can back to you with an email address Hope you see this. Thanks, Sam

In Make Your Own Gear » Insignia Cloth - Response to Daryl Daryl
December 21, 1:59pm

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