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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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Re: ULTRASIL
'Ultrasil' is a name used by a number of different sellers. Like 'ultralight,' it really has no meaning, other than use as a tag for a product. Roger Caffin tested several for me....

In Make Your Own Gear » ULTRASIL
September 10, 9:54pm

Re: Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
That is really beautiful! Somehow, you got the seams just right to pitch taut. Only wish you'd used another low denier silnylon, though it would have been much more expensive. When the time ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
September 10, 9:34pm

Re: Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
Roger, I prefer the term 'dome' to 'pop-up' because it sounds more distinguished. As with tunnels, there are gooduns and baduns. That's my story and I'm stickin to it. The...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 10, 9:09pm

Re: MLD Duomid
Dan, Enjoyed your frank comments. Refreshing. Poked around the MLD site to find that the inner netting zip is #3 also. Do you think there's a work-around, or would it be better to go to #...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 10, 8:01pm

cuben and compound curves
Pierre, When you get around to cutting up the Cuben, PM me if you'd like some free sub one oz sail cloth that is non-elastic. If you can't make a mock-up of a tunnel tent that is taut wit...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 05, 6:10pm

Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
The comments about issues with cuben in shelters make intuitive sense; however, one need look no further than Ryan's current article about trekking in the Uintas in order to gain a different pe...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 02, 10:18pm

Re: Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
Derrick, A lot of interesting techniques there. Wondering how much your single pole weighs. To clarify a bit, the reference to "arched" or slightly bowed poles was not intended to su...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 28, 9:36pm

vestibules
Derrick, Given your locations, I had to take your experience to heart. It would be nice to know more about your tent, though. Also am not sure if pyramid vs freestanding is the issue here. Hyb...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 26, 9:33pm

silnylon
Jerry, I thought Richard N's follow up test on a prior thread showed a lack of waterproofness with the Argon silnylon. Perhaps that is why it is not for sale.

In Make Your Own Gear » Solomid-copycat for the vertically challenged...
August 26, 8:39pm

worn out silnylon floor
Agree that better quality silnylon would not wear out like this. None of the silicone adhesives used by backpackers are viscous enough to add an underfloor without adding a lot of weight. If you ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sil-nylon floor wearing out, sew in new (cuben) floor??
August 26, 8:32pm

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