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Jim Milstein (JimSubzero) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale New Uraniborg CO
About Me Milstein is actually a software program. It was a computer science senior thesis that got away. Alan Turing would be proud.
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All Forum Posts by Jim Milstein

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A Piano
It was the smallest spinet I could find. The irony is that I can't even play the piano. I was planning to learn in my idle hours. There were no idle hours due to slow rate of travel. I learn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 09, 11:01pm

Re: Re: Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
"It turns out that DeLorme doesn’t allow more than about 90 InReach devices to send outgoing SMSs to any one number (it's all to do with the way they map reply-to numbers to InReach devi...

In GEAR » Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
October 09, 5:53pm

Re: Klymit Pillow X
I agree with Sara's comments, and the weight of my Pillow X is the same as Klymit's. Another virtue of the PX is the x-grooves, which are helpful when sleeping face down. The grooves can...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 08, 11:30am

Firmware Update 2.6.32175 Available
Here are the notes: https://support.delorme.com/kb/articles/44-inreach-se-explorer-firmware-update-release-notes Minor update, largely devoted to a battery saving mode when tracking. Good ne...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
September 29, 3:52pm

Frequent Sync'ing Needed?
I hadn't sent or received any messages in month plus; so I thought I'd send one to DeLorme just to assure that messages still came and went. I'd been using the SE's GPS via Bluetoot...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
September 14, 11:54am

Re: Re: Re: Potential SAR Benefits of Two-Way Communication
This is just to add my agreement about the utility of two-way text communication and the utility of the trail of tracking points or other messages up to some emergent situation that may leave the t...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
August 09, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Fees on DeLorme Invoice Declining!
"a replacement inReach SE" What happened, Rex? I suppose it must have failed or been damaged in some way. Mine has been trouble free, so far. My remaining gripe is the SE's use ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 09, 11:14am

Fees on DeLorme Invoice Declining!
I'm trying to frame this as a complaint, but it's not easy. The last couple of months the fees added onto my monthly Safety Plan invoice are adding up to about seventeen cents. So, inst...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 07, 7:17pm

Hey, Where's Passive Solar?
Here! I built a house at 7340' in the San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado. We get real winters with temperatures as low as the minus twenties F (minus thirties C). I designed the passive sola...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
July 21, 9:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: voltage not watts
Bob, you asked for it by implying that if the cells don't supply enough voltage to charge something then FAIL. The photo shows a Miller ML105, which bumps up the 3.7 V of the 18650 in it to 5 V...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
July 20, 5:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Milstein

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DeLorme inReach SE
I just got the inReach SE today. This review will be added to as I exercise more aspects of the SE. The rating above, a four, is provisional. I had to put in something. So far the device has done ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
June 15, 5:09pm

Enlightened Equipment Revelation
I've slept under this quilt at temperatures down to 8ºF (-13ºC) on an Exped Synmat UL 7 LW in a homemade Tyvek bivvy under the stars. I was warm. The 10D fabrics I chose for both inside and outs...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 28, 2:43pm

Exped SynMat UL 7
The weight was exactly what Exped specified, 20.9 oz. I have slept on it in temperatures down to 8ºF in a homemade Tyvek bivvy with an enLIGHTened Equipment 20ºF quilt. It's good! (So was the q...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 28, 2:05pm