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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: Original Ursack
I've got an original yellow Ursack, but they're not claiming that adding the liner technically qualifies it for the conditional approval, even though SIBBG seem not to be concerned about which mate...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ursack Vs. Bear cannister?
April 23, 12:02pm

Re: help me spend my $200 at REI
Hennessy hammock!

In GEAR » help me spend my $200 at REI
April 22, 12:49pm

Stovemaking possibility?
And I thought the Guinness can was nutty. Could it be the case that once you've pawned the Miller off on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stovemaking possibility?
April 21, 4:25pm

Re: Nice zoom range
It's not a tiny camera by any stretch of the imagination, but the Kodak P880 has a terrific 24-140 equivalent zoom. I'd like to see more makers follow suit.

In Photography » looking for a SUL digital camera??
April 16, 1:22pm

Re:SD 400
The SD400 is a very nice little camera. I bought one for my wife and swipe it pretty frequently. It still sports a 3x optical zoom and has the all-important optical viewfinder, increasingly rare in...

In Photography » looking for a SUL digital camera??
April 16, 1:20pm

Re: Montbell Question for Paul
Thanks for the follow-up, Paul. FWIW mine's a 725 edition, Alpine SS Down Hugger of the zipperless variety. I'm also impressed by the report you link. That's very impressive, especially if ...

In GEAR » The power of Down Fill
April 13, 8:19pm

Re: TicTac Flashlight
Hi Paul, I don't hold the secret decoder ring, but feel free to send an explanatory note along with your address as a support request, and Addie will be happy to forward it to me. http://www....

In Make Your Own Gear » TicTac Flashlight
April 13, 8:09pm

TicTac Flashlight
Dear home-brewers, I stumbled across these clever, and certainly inexpensive DIY flashlight plans. I make no claims about its effectiveness, and question whether there's a better way than perman...

In Make Your Own Gear » TicTac Flashlight
April 13, 11:29am

Re: Montbell Question for Paul
Thanks Paul, I'll look forward to your observations. My measurements, I'll have to say, are absolutely the greatest I could generate--vigorously fluffing the bag, laying it down and carefully le...

In GEAR » The power of Down Fill
April 13, 11:25am

Montbell Question for Paul
Hi Paul, If you wouldn't mind, could you measure the total loft of your #5 to compare it with mine? Mine measures 4 inches in most areas, with a couple areas measuring 4.5 inches. (Measured i...

In GEAR » The power of Down Fill
April 13, 10:57am

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