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378 forum posts
joined May 28, 2007

I am a: hiker
Location: Australia
Occupation: tinkerer (semi retired)

Affiliations: I look after Tarptent in Australia I also am in touch with other tent manufacturers , notably Luxe Outdoor




Weight150 lbs
Boot/Shoe Size42
Jacket/Shirt Sizem
Pant Sizem

My primary aim is to share my experience with outdoor gear and the positive experiences using it. I like to look at the bright side of life and having been on retail sales for over 30 years I know that not all salesmen/retailers/manufacturers are there just to rip you off. Some actually enjoy doing what they do and that is providing a product or a service, pretty much the same as most people ... I am building an active YouTube channel (francodarioli) mostly with Tarptent related videos but other stuff too. (I used many tents and Tarptents for 5 years before becoming part of the brand) My particular pet peeve is  negative people that like to criticise but never offer anything positive for others to enjoy. Franco

Forum Posts

Hot tent stove jack opening... December 13, 2019
What is the name of this backpack? August 29, 2019
Name this pack! July 18, 2019
Stoves: Product Design, Info, Use, Maintenance May 14, 2019
Boreas - another great independent gear company gone June 18, 2019
Dyneema tent reviews NEEDED April 6, 2019
buying gear is hard April 1, 2019
Why don’t you use a hammock? January 9, 2019
Tents - what would you choose? December 26, 2018
My latest find November 25, 2018
what is the deal with outdoorgearlab? September 12, 2018
New Backping Pad for Cooler Weather August 23, 2018
to shemagh or not to shemagh ! June 10, 2018
Goodwill find! April 9, 2018
Kombuis stove April 12, 2018
I saw a tent that I never have seen before February 25, 2018
Help choosing between two tents February 18, 2018
Choosing the best marshmallow roasting stick for a beginner December 22, 2017
Tent recommendations-for young boys October 23, 2017
Trekking Poles: Do you really need them? September 21, 2017