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Explorer Model Update
Explorer model update: gpx file import is now supported! Waypoint total is currently capped at 200, but "We are working to remove the limit in the coming weeks." Also, each imported t...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 07, 12:52pm

Potential SAR Benefits of Two-Way Communication
“Give me a break dude....I can't help but being a smart a$$ when I read stuff like this....” Given such excerpts from the post by Kerry Wilson, that doesn't sound like a serious atte...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 19, 6:32pm

DeLorme customer service is very fast...
... by phone. Typical hold times are either very short or none at all. Staff is very patient and polite too. (Complaints seem to be common though for email turnaround time.)

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 18, 8:22pm

"failures in the (very) few tests of PLB transmission"
Go read the hundreds of pages in those two reports and decide for yourself whether PLBs are absolutely always perfect.

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 17, 9:06pm

"Quoting Zorg blows a lot of credibility. Really."
I didn't quote Zorg. And I wasn't referencing him in what I wrote either (even if the two of us independently arrived at the same thought). As for PLB activation failures, can you provi...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 17, 8:56pm

PLB Tests
Some excerpts follow below. Yes, this test is old, and PLB models are probably better now, especially since this old test had better results than an even older test . . . but nobody really knows...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 17, 8:35pm

Android Gaia vs BCN
I've been using both Gaia and BCN on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I much prefer BCN -- wish I'd never bothered buying Gaia first. A few BCN standouts: 1. Ability to switch between multip...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
July 17, 8:17pm

inReach/Iridium/GEOS vs PLB/COSPAS-SARSAT/NOAA
PLB fans are not only overlooking the failures in the (very) few tests of PLB transmission, but also the ability of inReach to convey detailed information to GEOS. By contrast, all that a PLB conv...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 17, 8:16pm

"up to"
Yes, one of my favorite pet peeves! (Like all those sales that are advertised as "up to X% off," i.e., the *maximum* discount is X%, the typical discount % is unspecified, and the minimu...

In GEAR » New communication device
July 17, 5:05pm

Worse than a Ponzi scheme!
A ponzi scheme is great for all the outside investors who get in early (and leave early). This by contrast is entirely worthless for notifying outside help in case of a backcountry emergency. All...

In GEAR » New communication device
July 17, 4:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Shefftz

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Patagonia-Spraymaster&gear_id=2461&am...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm