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Credit or Criticism?
Here is another one. Many years ago I worked out that bears are afraid or disturbed by loud snoring. So dutifully , with enthusiasm and free of charge I snore every night I spend in the bush. N...

In Chaff » Credit or Criticism?
December 05, 2:40pm

Credit or Criticism?
We all know that rocks make good anchors on non stake friendly grounds. now, try to put some of those anchors inside a friend's pack and see if you get any credit for that. This world is SOOO...

In Chaff » Credit or Criticism?
December 05, 2:15pm

How to score thin foam
If you cat/saw a thin line into it ,when you then fold it (concertina style) the cut will become deeper and eventually completely separate.

In Make Your Own Gear » How to score thin foam
December 04, 7:49pm

How to score thin foam
You may want to try something like this : I heated two pole sections (no cord inside...) and then placed them over the mat putting some pressure there with a brick. The scoring is about 2-3 mm ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to score thin foam
December 04, 4:50pm

Tarptent Protrail
What I am saying is that the 2015 ProTrail is the continuation of a design that started in 1999 with a the tent* Henry made for himself to do the PCT, the one that became the Virga, then the Contra...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
December 04, 3:32pm

Tarptent Protrail
The ProTrail is a modified Contrail a tent that has been around since 2006 , itself a modified Virga dating back to 1999. Note that the ProTrail design is on every Tarptent sold.

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
December 04, 3:04pm

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In Chaff » Blank Thread
December 02, 12:01pm

old school lenses on the sony NEX 6
Minolta was a name chosen by Chiyoda_Kōgaku_Seikō to market their cameras. The name Rokkor is derived from a Japanese mountain, visible from the original factory. (Mt Rokko) At the time most Ja...

In Photography » old school lenses on the sony NEX 6
November 30, 12:35pm

Schnozzle schmozzle
Thermarest has a kit made for the DIY 'shnozzle" brigade :

In Multiple Use Gear » Schnozzle schmozzle
November 29, 8:11pm

Tarptent comparison videos
Thanks for the comments . Some have solved the problem of "which" by getting a few. I just finished seam sealing a Rainshadow II. My wife likes it but it is a bit too large as a sol...

In GEAR » Tarptent comparison videos
November 28, 8:55pm

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