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Re: grivel spiders?
Instep crampons have been around for a long time. Tried them once, and found them to be worthless on icy rock above tree line. Too dangerous to even consider using again.

In GEAR » grivel spiders?
January 23, 4:58pm

Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
Re: Two thin layers of say a very tightly woven, smaller fibered (but not microfiber sized) polypropylene material on top of each other should theoretically give enough air porosity and be water re...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 18, 3:04pm

Re: Hate to say it
Re: A 1.4 ounce 30D and a 1.1 DWR is 2.5 ounces, and cures almost all condensation. The condensation is still there, you just can't see it. Double wall has a point for winter tents, but why...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 18, 2:59pm

Re: Oddest single piece of gear you have seen on the trail
On the Caribou Trail approaching the Junco Trailhead into Indian Peak Wilderness, CO: A small cast iron woodstove laying on it side.

In GEAR » Oddest single piece of gear you have seen on the trail
January 18, 2:23pm

Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
Paul, I didn't mention Propore due to its fragility in very light weight, but were that not the case, it might work very well. The heavier propore, mentioned in a recent thread here on bivies...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 17, 7:21pm

Re: for your Dad
Re: PLEASE! This is BPL. We do not wear boots here! Light-weight JOGGERS. They do not need breaking in. Just make sure they are generously large and wide, with thick socks. Backpacker Magazine ...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 17, 6:43pm

Re: Price
Thanks for the price information. Some variation, but definitely what I needed to know.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 16, 9:19pm

WPB Shelter Fabric
Andrew F, It sounds from your posts that you are quite knowledgeable about Epic treatments. The Epic Malibu formerly used by Black Diamond was one of the very few WPB materials that would functio...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 16, 9:11pm

Re: RBTR Membrane Sil Test Results
Richard, Thank you for your help with these fabrics. It is not only kind and generous, but also saves us (me anyway) a great deal of money and possible wasted time. Too bad, but there is proba...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
January 16, 8:27pm

Re: MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
That's $349 to purchase the frame and suspension, which come together. Is that right, or am I missing something? Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Version of the Unaweep Pack
January 16, 2:46pm

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