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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Re: Hey, this is about us
I think the article is full of ignorance, arrogance and stereotyping. He lumps a fringe group -- those that are merely fixated on amassing miles and setting records -- with ultralighters. This is s...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 20, 8:58am

Housing
Getting back to the housing issue ... I find the housings for inline filters to be rather primitive. Several years ago, before Sawyer made an inline filter, I had a "squeeze" filter sy...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 06, 10:55am

Re: Real world test/failure
@Eric -- Thanks for the heads up. That isn't a good sign, but it doesn't mean the technology is flawed (only that the manufacturing process is). That has happened to a bunch on companies, u...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 06, 10:00am

Re: Re: I want this filter?
>> >> "you can't tell when the rapid pure is no longer effective. it's useless." >> Same could be said for the Sawyer if it's exposed to sub freezing temp...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 8:59am

Re: Different sized rapid pure filters
@Andy -- Good post, but I have to quibble about one item: >> Considering you would need a scoop to collect water for your platypus/bladder when using the Scout in line, it could be the Wat...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 26, 10:21pm

Re: Capacity
>> The problem remains: if you guess wrong, your filter's function appears the same, but free pathogens now flow right through into your drinking water. I remember one of the pump fil...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 9:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: units?
Thanks Roger, that is what I thought. That is why, with all due respect, suggesting that it is "OK for a couple of nights IF you know the water will be clear" is way too pessimistic. Plen...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 5:12pm

Re: Re: units?
>> The little 2.5" Scout might be OK for a couple of nights IF you know the water will be clear. The larger ones seem to have a much better life. Certainly, the larger ones are fast! ...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 4:25pm

Re: RapidPure Filters Review
This is a nice article, but it would be nice if there was a more apples to apples chart comparison with these filters and the Sawyer filter. The Sawyer filter is pretty much the standard filter for...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 11:49am

Re: Re: regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
Yeah, I think Matt is right. Basically, you have to ask yourself where the heat goes? Most of it goes through the pad, and into the ground. But some of it goes into the air via the sides (and uncov...

In GEAR » regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
September 02, 3:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm