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Alcohol stove issues
Ah, you are using Everclear or something like that. Well in that case yes you are using 30% water... I was thinking about SLX or Yellow Deet but yes I do know that some are concerned about those ...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove issues
April 11, 7:31pm

Alcohol stove issues
My guess is that the air temperature might be lower and your burners takes longer to bloom. Don't know what fuel you are using but 95 to 97% of it should be alcohol, the rest is water and or a...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove issues
April 11, 7:06pm

MSR Hubba Hubba (not NX)
There are several HH versions, the one I see EEI has on sale is the green fly type. Looks to me that the NX has a bit more usable floor space than this one : NX MSR gives that 84" l...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba Hubba (not NX)
April 11, 5:03pm

Alternatives to overpriced urethane seam sealers?
Silicone should no be used with PU coated fabrics (only on siliconised nylon/silnylon) as polyurethane polymer (Seam Grip) should not be used on silnylon. Think of diesel in diesel engines and gas...

In GEAR » Alternatives to overpriced urethane seam sealers?
April 09, 4:08am

WTB 2 person tent for 100 dollars
Tarptent videos.... They work for me with Chrome but not Mozilla or Explorer. There is a Tarptent Channel on You Tube, I can see those on Explorer from there.

In Gear Swap » WTB 2 person tent for 100 dollars.
April 08, 9:10pm

Cuben tent for mountaineering?
Going back to the why not Cuben... A very popular design for alpine tents is the freestanding two pole wedge type ,like this : (I used that shot before to illustrate why front entry sometimes...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 11:57pm

Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
On this type of shelter you should not apply tension on the side guylines. Most of the tension should be longitudinal , so the front apex and rear apex guyline need be be taut , then the four co...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
April 06, 11:27pm

Pitching the Tarptent Double Rainbow
Daniel, There is no need for any shaking of the tent or lengthening of the tie-outs. Trust me , I have set up dozens of DRs... The trick is to set it up the way is designed, if you change length...

In GEAR » Pitching the Tarptent Double Rainbow
April 06, 9:18pm

Cuben tent for mountaineering?
There are a reason you only see four or five companies that dominate the mountaineering market well yes, that is for the same reason why you can only have one market leader... There are at le...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 5:52am

Pitching the Tarptent Double Rainbow
The trick is to take a careful look at the way a shelter is pitched on the official web site and compare. Here is a nice Henry Shires pitch : (I can't do better than that...but I can do tha...

In GEAR » Pitching the Tarptent Double Rainbow
April 06, 2:56am

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