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Trekking Poles amongst the Talus
"Growing up in the Colorado Rockies, we called the small loose sharp stones scree. Larger stones that still can shift pretty easily we called talus. Areas of bigger stuff that mostly stayed pu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
October 06, 8:23pm

Packed Volume
You might also consider weight, durability, and water resistance. Just a thought. "... enclosed solo tarp/tent" Sounds more like a tent than a tarp, albeit there is a big gray area. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Which Packs Smallest - Silnylon or Cuben?
October 06, 7:21pm

dog pad
Steven, Got tired of the dogs trying to borrow space on my sleeping pad and having to loan my puffies to them when the weather turned foul, so tried to come up with something quick this past summe...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY dog pad/ground blanket, advice requested on materials
October 04, 11:17pm

Moment in wind
Stuart, Thanks for your response. All clear now. Because of the wide range of water resistance in silnylons, I think we will continue to hear totally different takes on silnylon tents in the rai...

In GEAR » TT Moment in moderate wind
October 04, 10:47pm

Moment in Wind
Stuart, Seem to recall that you built an excellent silnylon tent with fabric from Extrem Textil in Germany, and live and trek in Scotland, where wind is more of an issue due to the open terrain. ...

In GEAR » TT Moment in moderate wind
October 03, 10:00pm

sleeping pads
Javan, re: " I'm mostly on my side, but I toss and turn." + other info in your OP. Me too, maybe moreso. I can't sleep on air mattresses because I feel like I'm lying on a...

In GEAR » Sleep comfort: Neoair Alternative?
October 03, 9:12pm

Michael, Wilderness Equipment of Australia has been using a sil/PU coat on its tents for some time now. Their site has a "fabric mojo" that goes into some detail. Sea to Summit has a...

In GEAR » New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
October 02, 8:25am

more jacked thread
Michael, Thank you for your comments. Very gracious of you. I appreciate that my comments were not gracious, though. So will attempt some helpful, if not positive comments. The wall under ...

In GEAR » New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
October 01, 10:10pm

vestibules and stuff
Several larger US companies are using well under 30 denier PU coated nylon: MH and GL to name two. Yah, I know - it costs more. Re the vestibules: "1. Vestibules place gear in the doorw...

In GEAR » New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
September 30, 9:31pm

The logos on the bottles have changed several times - whether that means the bottles have been updated and changed is unknown. The 108.33 grams for the Nalgene hardbody translucent 32 oz = 3.82 ...

In GEAR » Weight of Nalgene "Ultralite" 1L (for Steripen folks)
September 30, 7:58pm

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