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Tarptent StratoSpire2 setup
Tips up is more secure because the carbide tips sit inside the grommet there. On sand or snow if you have baskets on your poles it may be easier to use them handle up, I do that. Still , there ar...

In GEAR » Tarptent StratoSpire2 setup
May 05, 4:07pm

My wife and I lived in a 1935 built house for about 20 years. It had 10" ceilings on both floors. When we looked at the house we are now , my wife was convinced we could not fit our furnitur...

In Chaff » Space
May 05, 2:59am

Friends of ours just bought a country property (less than 2 hours ago...) that was described to me , by them, as having a huge living room/kitchen area. When I went to see it (a few months ago) I ...

In Chaff » Space
May 05, 12:07am

UL wheeled backpack?
Take a look here :

In GEAR » UL wheeled backpack?
May 04, 8:19pm

Tarptent Thread
My avatar was taken by Yair too. not the same one... Here it is : I called this one Two Moments with Yair (he is on the right): finally a Notch moment : and another moment, this one with...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
May 03, 11:44pm

#1 complaint about packing
From that "fabric condom" thread I discovered that it takes me 30-40 seconds to pack my sleeping bag. Not sure about the mat but I just open the valve when still on it (so that I HAVE to...

In Philosophy & Technique » #1 complaint about packing
May 02, 8:50pm

Which small camera with viewfinder?
You could go to DPReview, click on cameras (on the banner that starts with news) then Feature search, Compact, then Viewfinder (the type you are after) and then pick one from that list.

In Photography » Which small camera with viewfinder?
May 02, 6:26pm

Revising a brand new 12 years old Shires Tarptent
Not bad. You might get a slightly better pitch if you move the front side guyline (the far right in the first photo) a bit more forward , same angle as the one at the rear (but reversed...)

In Make Your Own Gear » Revising a brand new 12 years old Shires Tarptent
May 02, 5:40pm

Ground cloth with "storm flaps
For a few dollars you can buy a painter's drop sheet and make your own mock up, so that you will see if it is big enough or not. Get some tape and some string and you are in business. Better...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ground cloth with "storm flaps"
May 02, 3:49pm

Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
"With Sil & other nylon materials any contact from the inside will only serve to make the water on the outside seep through" Not with silnylon , in my experience...(I also use Chux)

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
May 01, 4:39pm

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