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Jim Milstein (JimSubzero) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale New Uraniborg CO
About Me Milstein is actually a software program. It was a computer science senior thesis that got away. Alan Turing would be proud.
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All Forum Posts by Jim Milstein

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Re: Re: Re: Potential SAR Benefits of Two-Way Communication
This is just to add my agreement about the utility of two-way text communication and the utility of the trail of tracking points or other messages up to some emergent situation that may leave the t...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
August 09, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Fees on DeLorme Invoice Declining!
"a replacement inReach SE" What happened, Rex? I suppose it must have failed or been damaged in some way. Mine has been trouble free, so far. My remaining gripe is the SE's use ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 09, 11:14am

Fees on DeLorme Invoice Declining!
I'm trying to frame this as a complaint, but it's not easy. The last couple of months the fees added onto my monthly Safety Plan invoice are adding up to about seventeen cents. So, inst...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 07, 7:17pm

Hey, Where's Passive Solar?
Here! I built a house at 7340' in the San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado. We get real winters with temperatures as low as the minus twenties F (minus thirties C). I designed the passive sola...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
July 21, 9:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: voltage not watts
Bob, you asked for it by implying that if the cells don't supply enough voltage to charge something then FAIL. The photo shows a Miller ML105, which bumps up the 3.7 V of the 18650 in it to 5 V...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
July 20, 5:58pm

Re: Re: voltage not watts
"You can think about the watts all day if you wish, but if the input power source voltage is less than the rechargeable battery voltage, you are never going to accomplish anything." Bo...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
July 20, 2:20pm

Re: watts not voltage, or rather Wh
I think you mean Watt-hour, Mark, which is an amount of energy. A Watt is a rate of energy. For the small rechargeable Li cells we've been talking about, multiply the nominal voltage (usual...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
July 20, 2:14pm

Voltage Regulation
Since there is some confusion on the topic of voltage, I am going to make it worse. Most of the rechargeable Li-ion cells are nominally 3.7V. Their safe range, from fully charged to a safe disch...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
July 17, 8:51pm

I love to whistle. Did you know that on one of the Canary Islands, La Gomera, I think, they have a whistled dialect of Spanish used for long distance communication over rugged terrain? Their wh...

In GEAR » New communication device
July 17, 7:29pm

Calendar Shock
"February is shorter." When did that happen? Are the Feds messing with the eternal verities again?

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 17, 7:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Milstein

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DeLorme inReach SE
I just got the inReach SE today. This review will be added to as I exercise more aspects of the SE. The rating above, a four, is provisional. I had to put in something. So far the device has done ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
June 15, 5:09pm

Enlightened Equipment Revelation
I've slept under this quilt at temperatures down to 8ºF (-13ºC) on an Exped Synmat UL 7 LW in a homemade Tyvek bivvy under the stars. I was warm. The 10D fabrics I chose for both inside and outs...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 28, 2:43pm

Exped SynMat UL 7
The weight was exactly what Exped specified, 20.9 oz. I have slept on it in temperatures down to 8ºF in a homemade Tyvek bivvy with an enLIGHTened Equipment 20ºF quilt. It's good! (So was the q...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 28, 2:05pm