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Water Strategy
My father in law used to frequently get leg cramps. Someone told him to drink Tonic Water (it has some quinine ) , it worked for him. Overdosing on quinine will probably kill you but so does ove...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 15, 5:52pm

Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
"At some point during the third night, however, I began to feel micro-droplets hitting my face" I strongly suspect that what you describe is not mist from penetration but just condensati...

In GEAR » Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
November 15, 3:37pm

family tent and gear upgrade
The TT Hogback does not become freestanding with the X pole (well, not by my definition) but that extra pole gives more wind resistance and helps keeping the fly taut in heavy rain. With that, you...

In GEAR » family tent and gear upgrade
November 15, 3:25pm

What to do with 4 ounces of .51 Cuben...MYOG Tarp
I only have a part time cat now (belongs to my neighbour) but he is not all that interested in tents...

In Make Your Own Gear » What to do with 4 ounces of .51 Cuben...MYOG Tarp
November 14, 8:01pm

What to do with 4 ounces of .51 Cuben...MYOG Tarp
Aaron, I hope that you either sleep on your side or are shorter than me (5'8") at that angle you lose the first 29" to get to 1' in height (if the fabric is not sagging) ther...

In Make Your Own Gear » What to do with 4 ounces of .51 Cuben...MYOG Tarp
November 14, 7:50pm

Yes, another "which tent" thread"
The Hogback takes 4 x 6' mats with some space at the head/foot end for all however it has a smaller footprint than both the BA and MLD tents mentioned above. franco@tarptent

In GEAR » Yes, another "which tent" thread
November 14, 1:30pm

3 person tent
Recently a member here posted a photo of his SS2 with 4 mats inside . He used that doing the Appalachian trail with his wife and two kids. So depending on how you feel about space the SS2 can do ...

In GEAR » 3 person tent
November 13, 11:22pm

3 person tent
Matt, Did you look at the Tarptent Cloudburst 3 ? franco@tarptent

In GEAR » 3 person tent
November 13, 8:10pm

1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
Vent size.. I beg to differ. I had two almost identical (weather wise) nights one with the vents of my Scarp closed tight (by mistake...) the other with those vents open as well as the small bott...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
November 13, 5:35pm

Another "which tent" for Patagonia thread?
This is how the Notch looks with the poles set at 40"

In GEAR » Another "which tent" for Patagonia thread?
November 13, 4:23pm

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