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Re: "Is a groundsheet really necessary?"
I have gone both ways with the various tents I've owned. With a recent, expensive, Cuben Fiber bottomed tent, I decided to use a Polycro (clear) groundsheet. I've found three advantages: ...

In GEAR » Is a groundsheet really necessary?
July 15, 11:32am

Re: not that custom
@Dan I know you don't custom design from scratch, but my recommendation for someone buying a pack from you is to contact you, rather than try and navigate your website. At least, that is what I...

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 9:14pm

Re: Re: McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
>> Of course Dan is a pack maker and not a web designer and it shows. His site doesn't showcase his light packs much either so I think you are best off calling him and talking to him. ...

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 8:05pm

Re: Water System Stuff
Here is my system: 3 Liter Platy: 1 1/2 oz. Sawyer Squeeze Bag: 1 1/4 oz. Filter: 3 1/2 oz. Tornado Tube: 1/2 oz. Two Caps (one for Platy, one for Sawyer Bag): 1/4 oz. Bag: Which holds t...

In GEAR » Another Sawyer Squeeze Question
July 05, 6:07pm

Re: Another Sawyer Squeeze Question
It sounds fine to me, but I'm not sure why you want hard sided bottles instead of a platypus and a squeeze bag. I guess it depends on how far your water sources are from one another and how muc...

In GEAR » Another Sawyer Squeeze Question
July 05, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Weight vs. time
@Josh -- Why do you carry 12 ounces? When I go hiking, I usually carry no water. I stop, drink and keep going. Takes me about thirty seconds. I don't have to take my pack off. The filter and di...

In GEAR » Gravity filter vs. Aqua Mira: The age-old question
June 21, 10:25pm

Re: Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
It might not be the most durable jacket in the world, but that doesn't mean it isn't a really good jacket. Lots of folks (like me) use Propore, even though it is ridiculously fragile. We ju...

In GEAR » Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
June 21, 10:14pm

Re: Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)
Excellent set of reviews. This is great stuff. I really like it. A couple additions I would like to see (obviously for future articles): I would love a review of garments insulated with syntheti...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)
June 19, 11:22am

Re: Pack Compression Systems: Web straps vs. Single Cord
I would say web straps are a lot easier to adjust, but they weigh more. This is especially true if the straps have buckles. I have straps like that on my day pack, and really like the speed and fle...

In GEAR » Pack Compression Systems: Web straps vs. Single Cord
June 13, 11:00pm

Re: Re: drizzle
I find fleece to be the best thing for drizzle. Both a fleece sweater and fleece hat are great. Unfortunately, a fleece sweater is pretty heavy for the amount of warmth it gives, so I typically don...

In GEAR » The worst kind of rain
May 27, 12:37pm

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