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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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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

Re: 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
If it's all the same material (e. g. wool, or in this case, fleece) than you might as well carry two layers. It is more versatile, and maybe a bit warmer (the air trapped between the layers add...

In GEAR » 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
September 01, 9:22am

Re: Re: Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
"I'd personally be intrigued with a chair kit which could make creative use of two trekking poles. When I most desire to sit in a chair, I have usually stopped hiking. Now I know, most ten...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 13, 9:07pm

Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
I don't know if you have played around with the idea, but a chair that wasn't too heavy, was a recliner style, and used trekking poles would be really nice. I know a lot of people use their...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 12, 8:05pm

Re: "Hotel" or "guest" style camp shoes
I use these: http://sprintaquatics.com/prodinfo.asp?number=900 I've used them for years, both on day trips (while hanging out on top of a mountain) and backpacking trips. They weigh about an...

In GEAR » "Hotel" shoescamp shoes
August 12, 9:41am

Re: Ground sheet question
I use a completely transparent groundsheet. It is handy as a guide for laying out my tarp tent. Since the tent isn't free standing, I can't easily move it. Once the groundsheet is down, I c...

In GEAR » Ground sheet question
July 21, 10:01am

Re: Delmar's Poll
>> Given the weight and cost of Gore-Tex I think Jacket 1 also includes Propore (unless I am mistaken). In which case, it is both cheap and light. Not quite as light as a really light ponc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 11:38am

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