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Potty trowel
Snow/sand stake for me too. You dig with it as with a pick not a shovel.

In GEAR » Potty trowel
September 22, 5:58pm

The Perfect Wool Hat
"My head is the size of the Sputnik. " Sputnik was a lot smaller than many imagine , still 23" in diameter is not bad... (seeing a Sputnik replica was a bit like seeing the Mona Li...

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 21, 11:04pm

3 person shelter for JMT?
One report I remember seeing a few years ago was of three guys that had a 3 person tent and a solo as well. In turns one would sleep in the solo but they used the three person as a meeting tent. ...

In GEAR » 3 person shelter for JMT?
September 21, 4:25pm

Gluten free granola
There are over 200,000 celiacs in Italy , some quote that the real number is about half a million. All you need to do when you go to eat in an Italian restaurant is to say "io sono celiaco&q...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 20, 5:58pm

color of pack, sleeping bag,..
Personal preference however there are reasons for some. "Sleeping bag, rain jacket,... should be dark colored, like black." A bright sleeping bag is a lot nicer to look at particularl...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 12:44am

3 person shelter for JMT?
Take a look at the Tarptent Cloudburst 3. Not all that spacious for 3 adults (compared to the Slide Mountain) but at 52oz might just be a good compromise . Note the large doors. http://www.t...

In GEAR » 3 person shelter for JMT?
September 19, 5:07pm

Minor mod to the Notch
Stephen , There is a TTTTTT (Tarptent Top Ten Thousand Terrific Tips ) book in the making. So far I have the title but no content. Reminds me of my previous effort ( Wonderful Wise Words )...

In GEAR » Minor mod to the Notch
September 18, 8:26pm

Best lightest pillow recommendations
A cut down silk liner (to pillow size)stuffed with a layer or two of day clothing. Many have tried the stuff sack/clothing combo and did not like it at all. I did the same on and off several time...

In GEAR » Best lightest pillow recommendations
September 17, 6:43pm

Minor mod to the Notch
BTW, as I think of it, to un-clip the mitten hooks , hold the ring with one hand and twist the hook out of it with the other. Much easier and faster than trying to push the hook tongue out of the...

In GEAR » Minor mod to the Notch
September 17, 5:58pm

Tarptent Double Rainbow floor max width
It is 52" with an inch or two extra a few inches away from the corners by pushing the floor down with your mat, not enough for 3x 20" mats. So the DR can take two 25" mats but that ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Double Rainbow floor max width
September 16, 5:28pm

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