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Rick Dreher (halfturbo) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northernish California
About Me There once was a hiker from Nantucket....

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All Forum Posts by Rick Dreher

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Re: How to Monitor the Sierra Snow Pack ?
Hi Art, Here's a good resource for the entire state. http://cdec4gov.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/snowsurvey_sno/PAGE6 I'd also watch forums, such as High Sierra Topix, for recent trip r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to Monitor the Sierra Snow Pack ?
February 06, 10:53am

Re: Reccomend a camera for me. Quick please ;)
Newegg happens to have the Panny GX5 w/ kit zoom for $300, which is quite a deal. It cannot take an auxiliary viewfinder and it's possible the instructor prefers a camera with a viewfinder (the...

In Photography » Reccomend a camera for me. Quick please ;)
January 18, 1:38pm

Re: CS2
Holy cow, that's the entire CS2 suite, not just Photoshop. InDesign and Illustrator, as well as Acrobat pro, a video editor and a web design program. Back in the day it was about $2k worth of s...

In Photography » Adobe giving away CS2
January 07, 9:25pm

Re: or...
So...Steve Huff is deluded or a liar. Got it. I think you have exactly the right camera. Carry on.

In Photography » My thoughts on the SONY RX1...a little review
January 02, 8:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: or...
You might have missed this above the samples: These are from RAW with ZERO Noise Reduction and no sharpening at all: "First, there is noise reduction applied to the photos from the E-M5...

In Photography » My thoughts on the SONY RX1...a little review
January 02, 2:51pm

Re: Re: or...
And yet, the E-M5 has better high-ISO noise characteristics than the NEX cameras, including the 6, demonstrating the folly of picking cameras solely based on arithmetic. http://www.stevehuffphot...

In Photography » My thoughts on the SONY RX1...a little review
January 01, 12:58pm

Re: My thoughts on the SONY RX1...a little review
Hi Dan, Appreciate your thoughts and input, especially as somebody who's had one "out there." And your samples--yeow, that's some detail packed into that frame--good flare cont...

In Photography » My thoughts on the SONY RX1...a little review
December 31, 3:08pm

Re: Case for a Panasonic Lumix GX1?
Hi Rick, Congrats, the GX1 is a fine camera. I recommend the Click Elite Infinity, which is a little chest pack you anchor to your pack straps. It should fit the combination snugly and keeps the...

In GEAR » Case for a Panasonic Lumix GX1?
December 27, 6:18pm

Re: A New Point & Shoot
Hi Jake, They both have a CIPA rating of 200 shots. DPR had this to say about the 95: "Canon quotes a battery life of approximately 200 images per charge, but in our experience this repr...

In Photography » A New Point & Shoot...
December 20, 6:46pm

Re: A New Point & Shoot
Clever scamps! Similar to the last Toyota I drove, with the accelerator pedal on the left. "We're so going to patent this." Cheers, Rick

In Photography » A New Point & Shoot...
December 19, 6:50pm

All Reader Reviews by Rick Dreher

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Mountain Gear
I've placed a few orders with Mountain Gear, going as far back as when they were based in Idaho, and they've responded flawlessly each time. I admire the breadth and high quality of their sele...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 15, 2:03pm

Backcountrygear.com
I have to put in a plug for these folks, with whom I've shopped on line and over the phone, and who also have a store in soggy Eugene, Oregon. They have a great backpacking and climbing selection f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 20, 6:47pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
As another Seattle kid who loved few things more than pilgrammages to the Capitol Hill store, I still associate the smell of cresote with hiking gear. It's hard to imagine backpacking without REI. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 20, 6:22pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I upgraded to the Micro Puff pullover after several seasons with the old Puffball pullover. Lighter, warmer, stuffs smaller--the Micro Puff is an all-around improvement to what was already a fine garm...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 12, 12:53pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Noting the shape isn't the most efficient for squeezing every btu from the stove, the MSR kettle remains a very good single-pot option. It packs nicely, works well with small to medium stoves, pours w...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 15, 12:17pm

MSR SimmerLite
I find the Whisperlite to be MSR's easiest liquid stove to use, and certainly the nicest to lug, bulk and weight-wise. Simmering performance is best with a light touch on the fuel pump--try using l...

In Stoves - White Gas
December 20, 11:46am

Golite Hex 3
I've used a Hex 2, the 3's somewhat smaller brother, with good success for a few seasons. The quarters are a little snug for six-footers, but it's a minor concern. My main complaint is that the ventil...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 28, 8:43pm