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Sam Farrington (scfhome) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Chocorua NH, USA
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PDL pack frame.
Under 7 oz with conventional materials - Very impressive. It's encouraging to see a frame at that weight without splurging for cutting edge materials that sometimes turn out much weaker than ex...

In Make Your Own Gear » PDL pack frame.
February 09, 9:08pm

Re: Darn Tough Socks Suck!
You could always try best quality synthetics: I did, years ago, and the original pair...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 8:49pm

Sawyer Filters
Some familiarity with these filters was gained from working on a MYOG pump filter and contacting a BPLer who had posted frequently about experiences with them. The result was posted at: http://www...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze
February 08, 2:48pm

Re: you moved to tents ??!
Yes, people are forever telling me I'm headed in the wrong direction.

In GEAR » Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
February 06, 7:37pm

Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
This is the tarp I used for many years: It was made by the Gerry Company of the 1.9 oz PU coat 70D nylon that was common at the time, and was a completely flat tarp with beaks front and back...

In GEAR » Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
February 04, 7:09pm

Pump Filter Using Sawyer Mini
Christopher*, Yes, the weight includes the Mini. Everything needed is in the bag on the scale. The Nalgene bottle adaptor was left out because I'm going to the lighter Planters bottles. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pump Filter Using Sawyer Mini
February 03, 8:09pm

Pumped Mini
rick, Re: 'I'd love links to the materials, especially the fitting at the pump-to-filter joint.' Dumb MYOG story, but the prototype was attached to the filter by tubing, which was b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pump Filter Using Sawyer Mini
February 03, 7:55pm

Pumped Mini
Erik, A reason for the MYOG was disappointment with the Hyperflow. I bought and returned Hyperflows when they first came out, and a year or two later hoping the kinks might have been taken out....

In Make Your Own Gear » Pump Filter Using Sawyer Mini
February 03, 7:23pm

Pump Filter Using Sawyer Mini
The filter, ready to pump. Water is sucked through the filter and out the pump: And with the handle closed: A pump filter can save a lot of fooling around with filling and compressing wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pump Filter Using Sawyer Mini
February 02, 9:54pm


In User Test Forum » test
February 02, 9:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam 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