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New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
Years ago when I went through the stove making phase I did something like that with a cat stove to get a narrower flame. (one of many ) It worked but can't remember now why I did not use it...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 08, 6:37pm

Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?"
If you plan to hang dry sacks of the S2S type from a frame I see at least two problems there. First , with the content bouncing up and down as you walk there will be a lot of stress put on the ro...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 08, 2:17pm

Exped UL7 medium wide!!!
Many have been waiting for something like that. Dena : "However, my dog made the extra length justifiable" I think that you are ahead two ways like that. One is less bulk and two yo...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 medium wide!!!
March 05, 5:38pm

Can't stop changing gear?
Of course you can stop changing gear. I have done that many times and so can you.

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 04, 10:44pm

Aluminium FOIL pot lid
"I wonder how closed cell foam stands up to boiling water?" What's the taste of closed cell foam ? ( I hope is not like chicken because I don't like chicken flavoured coffee)

In GEAR » Aluminium FOIL pot lid
March 04, 6:24pm

Reading it again I see that the heating element is not the plug-in coiled type I had in mind... There are reports of problems with the Jetboil Ti version but have not seen any problem with the Al ...

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 04, 3:32pm

Aluminium FOIL pot lid
"a stainless steel lid that weighs almost as much as the pot itself" are you sure that it is SS ? The one I have is about 95g for the pot and 35g for the lid.

In GEAR » Aluminium FOIL pot lid
March 04, 1:57am

Sounds like you are talking about the hostel to hostel type backpacking whilst here we discuss what you may call hill walking,tramping or bushwalking depending on your location. Like Luke I am bri...

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 03, 8:41pm

Tautline hitch or Adjustable Grip Hitch?
Thanks Delmar. Only about a week ago one of the members here asked me what knots I used . The taut line is one of them but also mentioned that I had found an easier alternative but forgot about h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tautline hitch or Adjustable Grip Hitch?
March 03, 12:52am

Please help me extend the range of my 3-season sleep system.
I can layer inside the Summerlite (puffy top and bottom as well as base layer) and that is how I do it. For you the 5" wider (at the shoulders) Megalite could work well.

In GEAR » Please help me extend the range of my 3-season sleep system.
March 02, 11:42pm

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