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Samuel C. Farrington (scfhome) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Chocorua NH, USA
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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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Some sloppy math says that Ryan's end hoops, at 6 feet (each), would be as long as the the 6 feet total of TT's carbon tube, around two times the weight using the best Easton prebent alloy ...

In GEAR » SCARP 2 winter mods photos
December 03, 12:08am

Maxima ESD on DIYGS
Surgical gown materials have come up here a number of times. Might be a good selection for a medium light pack for someone who uses a pack cover or inner and is not looking for WP material. Even w...

In GEAR » Anyone ever use Maxima ESD fabric for anything?
December 02, 11:23pm

FS bivy
As for ideas, I got nuthin'. But wish my first MYOG project has been that great.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Freestanding Hooped Bivy
November 29, 6:33pm

Mystery Boots
Part way coming down from Mount Chocorua in October, I came upon a pair of boots perched on rock alongside the trail, looking like this: Could not help but wonder why anyone would leave a pair...

In GEAR » Mystery Boots
November 29, 6:22pm

Adding friction to twist-locks
Jim, Thanks very much for the additional info. Have definitely got to try this on my discarded twist-locks.

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
November 29, 5:55pm

tent test
Alas, the weather report turned out to be wrong. Put the tent up Tuesday afternoon before Thanksgiving, got plenty of rain, but by Thursday afternoon the sun was out, and still no winds approaching...

In GEAR » Tent test time in the NE USA
November 29, 5:48pm


In User Test Forum » test
November 27, 9:25pm


In User Test Forum » test
November 27, 9:23pm


In User Test Forum » test
November 27, 9:11pm

Concept couplings
OK, I get it, being too negative. But sorry, cannot afford to give any more gimmicks a chance when the flick-locks, at least those from BD, have never failed. Wasn't making it up about the pole...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
November 27, 8:54pm

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