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Build a better raincoat
Maybe you could just add some fur to the wrists of something like this one : http://www.columbia.com/womens-splash-a-little-rain-jacket-RL2150.html

In GEAR » Build a better raincoat
July 19, 11:47pm

MLD 850 ml Titanium pot
Trail Designs have in stock the version with coated but slightly heavier handles.

In GEAR » MLD 850 ml Titanium pot
July 19, 4:42pm

Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
Great! I have posted about putting "water marks" on the canister (drop the canister into water and see how far it sinks) but you either need a largish pot or still water nearby to do it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
July 15, 8:31pm

Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
"Try a decent (proven) pad, the most likely culprit, and report back of the outcome." There is nothing faulty or unproven with the Thermarest XLite,(360g) it's a 3.2 R mat designed ...

In GEAR » Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
July 15, 7:22pm

Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
Oops !!! I just realised that I interpreted the Xlite mat to be the XTherm, big difference. Yes your mat is a 3 season type about 15-20c colder than the rest of your gear. By that I mean I woul...

In GEAR » Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
July 15, 6:48pm

Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
Mik, with the insulation you describe using I would be warm to around 14f. (comfort not survival) I have the Ultralite but have slept at around 20f several times in the Summerlite having similar...

In GEAR » Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
July 15, 4:56pm

How to pee in the woods as a girl
I can pee as a girl too but it does look rather silly when I do it.

In Philosophy & Technique » How to pee in the woods as a girl (rated PG)
July 14, 6:52pm

Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
you can use PVA with Tyvek. (Seam Grip with Gore-Tex)

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 13, 6:44pm

Reply from Fuel4
Geko Industries , makers of that bio-fuel, sent this comment : "Our spirit fuel is primarily Bio-ethanol and is denatured with small amounts of Isopropanol and MEK in accordance with denaturi...

In GEAR » Alcohol fuel - ethanol
July 13, 4:24pm

Tarptent Thread
Beautiful pitch , Ken. The RS had some really nice lines but the 2nd version (RS2) offers more headroom and an easier entry point , so not a good example of difficult front entry, as can be seen...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
July 12, 7:48pm

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