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Collecting versus Hoarding
For some the definition will be this : I collect, my neighbour is a hoarder. For others collecting has to do with the hobby of orderly gathering a particular type of item, so say 'tea spoons&#...

In Chaff » Collecting versus Hoarding
August 21, 8:43pm

Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?
First , again, I am highly amused about how something that it is so simple to verify needs to be turned into a highly complex scientific debate. Makes me wonder if many here ever cook at home . F...

In GEAR » Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?
August 21, 7:54pm

Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
"As far as MSR knock off's"... and again to emphasize the point, some of the Y stakes offered on the net are made with soft aluminium that will bend and brake very easily. At some p...

In GEAR » Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
August 19, 5:59pm

soliciting bivy advice
You could make a flap to go over that opening with something like silk so that your breath will still go through but the fabric will warm the air coming in as it is warmed up by the air going out. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » soliciting bivy advice
August 18, 4:51pm

Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
The SS2 heading caught my eye... Yes it does have a largish footprint but it will stand up nicely without the vestibules (either or both) in place. Something like this : So the apex guylin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 15, 6:23pm

Thermodynamics with down
" I doubt the r-value of this whole system adds up to the ability of the cumulative insulation to take you to 20 degrees. This is one of the scenarios that I hear a lot of that makes me wonder...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 15, 5:41pm

Thermodynamics with down
I have mentioned before that , like some others, I have slept down to about -7c (20f) inside a 32f rated Summerlite. How ? With Merino top and bottom, a wool hat,wool gloves and a WM puffy down t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 14, 10:41pm

the accidental modding of a Rainshadow II
Talk about necessity being the mother of invention... Last night I was watching a movie where the protagonist was driving around in a Citroen D, a car with some very distinct lines. That Matt i...

In GEAR » the accidental modding of a Rainshadow II
August 14, 6:52pm

Smd luner vs smd trekker vs Tt contrail
Lou, I am always interested to know how people perceive shelters. For example you mentioned that the Contrail is " less finicky setting up" yet you will find comments in forums stating ...

In GEAR » Smd luner vs smd trekker vs Tt contrail
August 14, 5:05pm

Smd luner vs smd trekker vs Tt contrail
Lou, I don't really follow your comments . )The Contrail is definitely a solo shelter. It is less finicky setting up and lighter. I always felt that it was a really big bivy with a vestibule ...

In GEAR » Smd luner vs smd trekker vs Tt contrail
August 14, 1:29am

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