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Onto The Shelf
Ike and Doug, What a trip !!! Top shelf I say. Great photos too, can you share the model of camera you used ?

In Editor's Roundtable » Onto The Shelf
May 29, 7:22pm

Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
Pure soap used to be sold over there in flakes Lux is a brand we have here (Australia) That is Lux Pure Soap Flakes not Lux in general.... BTW, best not to shake/wring the bag when finished wash...

In GEAR » Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
May 29, 5:31pm

Most ready available fuel source in Latin America
Quick tip. Rubbing alcohol can be made with 70% (OK) to 90% (very good) ethanol or about the same with isopropanol , not so good...

In GEAR » Most ready available fuel source in Latin America
May 28, 5:40pm

Pillow Pump issue
Maybe you could do something like this : that clear tube was stretched over the valve of another mat by immersing it in hot water and then leaving it there for a while. The photo above does not...

In GEAR » Pillow Pump issue
May 27, 8:28pm

Mountain Hardware Optic 2.5
If you want you can do something like that with several TT shelters already. With the Scarp 1/2 and Hogback (4) you can do this : or with the SS1/SS2 you can do this : (you would need to rep...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardware Optic 2.5
May 27, 5:57pm

Lightweight Affordable Tarps
From Barry P "There must be something to Tyvek since Shires dumped the silnylon version for Tyvek" That is not correct. Tarptent had two versions of a shelter called Sublite. One ...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 27, 5:11pm

Waterproof quilt standalone shelter
Could be just me but I would think that the first time you arrive at camp when it is raining and it keeps raining for the rest of the evening the idea of a bivy only (no tarp) or worse a waterproo...

In GEAR » Waterproof quilt standalone shelter
May 27, 4:56pm

Do I need a special type of down jacket?
I agree with Nathan. I happen to know where and when you are going, so my advice is to take a rain jacket that you can layer on top of the down jacket at camp if you need to. Reason is that you ...

In GEAR » Do I need a special type of down jacket?
May 27, 6:11am

How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
Alex, If you need three wool blankets on top a sleeping bag at +15c (59f) I would suggest you don't go anywhere near snow or get something rated 20c colder then the temp you expect. BTW, ofte...

In GEAR » How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
May 26, 6:13pm

Backpackinglight Member Offer: Ultralight Tyvek Mesh Shelter 210 x 120 cm
Yes, Michael Wong (Luxe Outdoor) just confirmed that . It is the same type used by FedEx for their envelopes.

In Gear Deals » Backpackinglight Member Offer: Ultralight Tyvek Mesh Shelter 210 x 120 cm (FREE shipping)
May 26, 4:22pm

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