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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Re: Cuben FS Tent
I've been able to set up my tarptent faster than most of my friends set up their free standing tent. It takes a while to assemble poles, attach all the clips, then put on the separate fly (if i...

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 29, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Good Flashlight similar to Fenix LD01 -- what are they?
Very interesting. It looks like the LD02 comes complete with a clip as well. Very nice. I use a headband holder from Nite Ize that weighs less than an ounce. A clip could save a few grams and fit i...

In GEAR » Good Flashlight similar to Fenix LD01 -- what are they?
October 25, 6:22pm

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

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