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Thinking through a small mid test project
Jim, If you still have the shelter up , try lifting the pole height up an inch or two, without moving the stakes. (just curious to see what it will look like that way)

In Make Your Own Gear » Thinking through a small mid test project
April 07, 4:50pm

Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
I use several, most being the S2S Cordura Sil type. (no not for waterproofing nor for compressing, they do neither) The small red one is my medical/emergency sack. The larger one is the Night ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
April 06, 7:01pm

Another One Avoids the Darwin Award
I have to say that he looked unbelievably good after 66 days stranded at sea. That is faith for you.

In Chaff » Another One Avoids the Darwin Award
April 05, 4:07pm

Another MYOG Tent
Counterintuitively, I would suggest not to put too much tension (if any) on the floor. The reason is that the more tension you have on the floor fabric, the easier it is to puncture. I used the i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Another MYOG Tent
April 05, 3:33pm

I forgot my sun hat
"I was frustrated because I forgot my sun hat and didn't want to get too much sun on my face. " Yes, what friends ! If I had been there I would have helped you to walk backwards.

In Chaff » I forgot my sun hat
April 02, 9:25pm

Trekking poles/blisters
I use mine this way : the tip of my fingers touch the pole but I don't grip them apart from the occasional steep bits. Even then, the strap takes most of the pressure. Try it.

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 02, 7:52pm

New zPacks Shelter: NanoMid
Finally an UL mid with snow valances. I can clearly see the advantage . Now, how do I get out of this thing ?

In GEAR » New zPacks Shelter: NanoMid
April 02, 4:05pm

NEW! Sierra Designs DriDown Balaclava

In GEAR » NEW! Sierra Designs DriDown Balaclava
April 02, 4:01pm

My Survivorman Contest Entry
Well that was a load of rubbish but you still got my vote. Yesterday, day walk, I carried out a rusting empty can, a few wrappers and some bits of plastic. Now I feel like a wimp.

In Chaff » My Survivorman Contest Entry
March 31, 5:26pm

Trekking pole extender
hard to see in that shot but there is a hole in that tube and the tie-out line goes through that hole.

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking pole extender
March 30, 11:03pm

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