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Ian Van Halen (IDBLOOM) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Ian Van Halen

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Re: photo math
APS-C is basically 1.5 so a 50mm lens is 75mm on a full frame 35mm body. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APS-C

In Photography » photo math
September 01, 5:28pm

Re: Sony a6000 vs OMD EM 10
I think the A6000 is great for still photography. It's my understanding that its menu is more intuitive and easier to navigate than that of the NEX6. Never owned the OMD EM 10. My A6000 ...

In Photography » Sony a6000 or OM-D EM10
September 01, 4:01pm

Re: Re: Re: 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
I've found that in subfreezing temperatures, that it's better for me to wear the thickest baselayer I'd feel comfortable hiking in and not overheat, and to have a puffy on standby for b...

In GEAR » 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
September 01, 10:09am

Re: Re: Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
Road kill makes good survival stew if you ever go to Ft Bragg for SERE-C. It adds that extra *something* to round out the earthworms and grubs the instructors have already thrown in. Cesar, ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 31, 5:55pm

Re: just curious
I've never trusted their bags, new or old, so never used them. I've had no complaints pairing the filter with an Evernew bag. I've carried it this way on several trips without inc...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
August 30, 5:05pm

Re: compass
Button compass and terrain association *should* get it done but there are a couple areas where the signage is confusing and I had to shoot an azimuth down the trail, compare that to the map, to en...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 30, 12:23pm

Re: Thanks!
The only determining factor that'll indicate whether or not you're doing it right or wrong is if you enjoyed yourself. The answer is clearly yes so vaya con dios!

In Post-Trip Reports » Horseshoe to Whitney 2014
August 30, 10:45am

Re: grampa carries a pocket knife(s)
"Maybe it's just a cultural thing." Yes and probably generational too. I had a larger SAK (camper model?) that I carried in the Army which belongs to my son now. I have memories ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 30, 10:03am

Re: Re: Horseshoe Meadows to Whitney
Nice trip report Luke and good on your wife for pushing through her fears. Beautiful fish too.

In Post-Trip Reports » Horseshoe to Whitney 2014
August 30, 7:04am

Tonight I shall announce to my wife...
"Woman, come hither and partake of the intoxicating aroma of my testosterone!" Edit: for the record, already had surgery.

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 29, 5:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Ian Van Halen

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm