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RapidPure Explorer Filter for Drip System
I'm going to try out a couple of the RapidPure filters. These were reviewed way back when, and the Explorer models (although relatively heavy) seem to filter very quickly. For day hiking especi...

In GEAR » RapidPure Explorer Filter for Drip System
August 02, 4:53pm

Re: re: The 60-Second Backpacker, Episode No. 1: Weigh Your Stuff
Yeah, I agree John. It really is surprising how much some stuff weighs. I would say the next steps (after these) are: * Ask people for advice. They will suggest all sorts of things (lighter gear...

In Editor's Roundtable » The 60-Second Backpacker, Episode No. 1: Weigh Your Stuff
July 16, 10:54am

Re: Re: Re: PNW rain footwear: rain PNW style
I agree with Ian. It probably won't happen, but it does happen to lots of people. That is the nature of hiking for a week. You might get a week of sunshine, or you might get rain 5 out of 7 day...

In GEAR » PNW rain footwear... recommendations, please...
June 28, 7:06pm

Re: PNW: Do Bears Break into Cars????
I wouldn't hesitate to leave food in my car. I've done it many times, usually for backpacking (it is nice to come back to food in the car). I think California is usual in this regard (I thi...

In GEAR » PNW: Do Bears Break into Cars????
June 28, 6:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Duplex vs Skyscape X
Thanks Richie. That is good news. I may have to trade in the old model and the latest version :)

In GEAR » Duplex vs Skyscape X
June 26, 8:53am

Re: Duplex vs Skyscape X
I own a Skyscape X. Prior to that I owned the Refuge X, a tent similar to the Duplex (although it isn't fair to say they are the same). I would agree with the other comments -- one advantage of...

In GEAR » Duplex vs Skyscape X
June 22, 10:11am

Re: Tents for hard surfaces? Pegless?
On the Alaska Ferry that goes from Bellingham to Alaska, people camp out on the decks. Everyone uses duct tape for that purpose. I never saw a non-freestanding tent there, but theoretically, it wou...

In GEAR » Tents for hard surfaces? Pegless?
June 01, 11:49am

Re: WPB rain suit for $20 ;)
Looks similar to Propore (DriDucks, O2, etc.) which was designed for the same thing (to keep fluids off of medical providers). My guess is it is similar (very breathable, hopefully waterproof and r...

In GEAR » WPB rain suit for $20 ;)
May 23, 1:33pm

Re: Flash Reviews No. 6
How much does the stove weigh and how does that compare to similar Jetboil models?

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 6
May 06, 1:02pm

Re: "Iridium GO! First Look"
Great post, Paul (I love David Horsey's cartoons). I think you hit the nail on the head. I could care less if the other guy carries way too much technology (as long as it isn't loud) but if...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 3:08pm

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