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Rick Dreher (halfturbo) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northernish California
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All Forum Posts by Rick Dreher

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Re: Multi-use flashlight
Hmm, sort of a battery-powered MSR Reactor. Easier to navigate by, I presume. Not to miss the laser that comes with this warning: "Do not point at satellite." Cheers, Rick

In Chaff » Multi-use flashlight
October 20, 3:46pm

Re: Agnew Pass thrip
Hi Yuri, Great report and beautiful photo set. You really timed the aspen perfectly. Do you suppose your company was a coyote? And now I know the reason behind your GPS post. A GPS, any GPS, ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Agnew Pass thrip
October 19, 12:01pm

Re: Fuji X10
Continued evolution of digital technology is occurring at breakneck pace, so don't be tempted to consider a digital camera an "investment" in something of stable longterm value. There...

In Photography » Lost Contax T3 - suggestions for new camera
October 19, 11:20am

Re: Garmin eTrex
Hi Yuri, It's not that a basemap isn't useful, they can be really helpful, it's more than once I began to use a larger display I realized how difficult a time I'd had before. The...

In GEAR » GPS recommendation
October 18, 2:43pm

Re: GPS recommendation
Hi Yuri, If you can hold off a month, last year's "black Friday" (day after Thanksgiving) had some terrific GPS deals. I was able to get an Oregon 450 that day for the best price I...

In GEAR » GPS recommendation
October 18, 1:45pm

Re: Is there new snow fall beneath 9000 ft in the Sierra?
Was northwest of Tahoe last weekend and patches of new snow were present on north-facing slopes and some shady wooded areas. A scant few inches, nothing to be concerned about. Cheers, Rick

In Pre-Trip Planning » Is there new snow fall beneath 9000 ft in the Sierra?
October 18, 1:35pm

Re: More durable hiking poles?
I've been using Komperdell and Leki CF 3-piece poles for six and five years, respectively. They've taken all the abuse I can throw at them, have doubled as shelter supports (including siame...

In GEAR » More durable hiking poles?
October 17, 7:37pm

Re: Granite Gear Blaze or Escape
Hi Brad, To complicate your life further (you're welcome!) the Crown 60 will be out next year, which is essentially a further lightened variation of the Blaze. Here's a brief video intro...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Blaze or Escape
October 17, 3:13pm

Re: Best knot for Triptease line?
Bowline to attach it to the tent loop, taut line hitch at the stake end for adjustability. Both hold fine with Triptease, unlike with straight dyneema/kevlar etc. lines that won't hold these kn...

In GEAR » Best knot for Triptease line?
October 14, 3:38pm

Re: Lost Contax T3 - suggestions for new camera
"I'm seriously interested in an Olympus Trip 35 - my sort of camera!" It seems you're boinging around a bit as to what direction to head, especially film vs. digital, which is ...

In Photography » Lost Contax T3 - suggestions for new camera
October 14, 10:38am

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
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