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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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U-Line Bag Sealer
Received a PM re ID of U-Line bag sealer. BPL no longer lets me reply to PMs, but logs me out automatically instead. Weary of contacting BPL about issues at this point. The ULINE product is na...

In GEAR » U-Line Bag Sealer
November 24, 12:18pm

U-Line bag sealer
Received a PM re ID of U-Line bag sealer. BPL no longer lets me reply to PMs, but logs me out automatically instead. Tired of contacting BPL about issues at this point. The ULINE product is na...

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 24, 12:02pm

DWR add
Elliot, I've never had much luck with the wash-in brands, so stopped using them. Recently relented and tried the Polartek wash-in for softshell trekking pants and a hardshell rain top, but ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding instead of restoring DWR
November 23, 9:17pm

Pole mod
Very informative thread. Thank you, OP. Delmar, thanks for the hairspray tip. Just what I was looking for. But kicking myself. Recently bought a Locus pole, and could have done the mod and co...

In Make Your Own Gear » FLIPLOCK, 3sect, Al walmart pole -- modified to 6.9oz
November 23, 9:02pm

flick locks
Greg C Re: "and flip locks don't suffer any problems over time? I think not." Time is infinite, and nothing lasts forever. But the flick locks, especially the ones from BD, and...

In GEAR » Why does no one talk about these poles?
November 23, 8:34pm

hard bottle bottleology
Max, Re: "And, sorry, don't hate me, but I'm not reusing anything like a gatorade bottle. Those plastics break down over time." Hate to tell ya, but Nalgene bottles also br...

In GEAR » Ultralight Hard Bottle?
November 23, 8:19pm

Packaging Food
Yikes, no wonder folks here only talk in 'base' weights. Since this is backpacking light, attention must be paid to how much the food weighs. What point is there to pruning down the wei...

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 22, 4:47pm

CPAP on the trail
"Meanwhile, the best thing that I've been able to come up with are those little plastic inserts which hold open your nostrils while sleeping. They seem to provide some help, if not much.&q...

In GEAR » CPAP for backpacking?
November 18, 4:41pm

winter tents
Consider a Snow Peak Lago 1 or 2. Not for rain, though. Edit/Update: Looking at the later posts, should mention that the Lagos are double wall, polyester that does not sag, and the solo is und...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 3:47pm

About the ads
Thank you, Roger. Will practice with that. For the severely IT challenged like me, browsing with Internet Explorer: Click the gear-shaped icon in upper right for tools. Move the cursor to saf...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
November 17, 11:35pm

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