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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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"Just doesn't seem to be as big of an issue as you're making it out to be."
Good on you guys, but my experience has been totally the opposite. If only I had back the money that was spent on the buckets full of tangled poles in the basement. At least there are flick-locks ...

In GEAR » Why does no one talk about these poles?
November 26, 4:58pm

Fizan Concept
William, Re: "The problems with twistlocks for me were: 1) The pole sections have to be twisted to change the setting, which is very awkward if you're trying to adjust the height of your...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
November 26, 4:48pm

Tent test time in the NE USA
Nellie the weather lady at NECN says that coming up along the Atlantic coast now is a nasty rain storm, with 40-60 mph winds, that will last a day or so, with the temp just above freezing. A goo...

In GEAR » Tent test time in the NE USA
November 25, 8:52pm

pushbuttons
Greg, Hate being repetitious, but ... "Also have had and observed others with problems with many brands of pushbuttons. One is that over time, the buttons wear at the holes they project thro...

In GEAR » Why does no one talk about these poles?
November 25, 8:33pm

Concept poles
William, For years, every time a new twist-lock claimed to have overcome slipping, I bit. Not biting again. Finis.

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
November 25, 8:25pm

Bottles
Billy Ray +10 Max 0

In GEAR » Ultralight Hard Bottle?
November 25, 8:20pm

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

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