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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: GOOD tripod
For most backpacking photographers, a GOOD tripod has a certain maximum height. For me, that is at least chest height, or 40 or 50 inches. I require a Quick Release on the head. Some people want a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT photos
September 21, 2:08pm

Re: SpO2 levels on whitney
"The low O2 levels just shocked me...not sure if that's normal." Yes, that is very normal for Mount Whitney. I carry a small fingertip pulse oximeter, and I record the numbers a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 21, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re
In a really tall tripod, carbon fiber legs will save a bit of weight and also provide extra stiffness as compared to aluminum legs. However, when you reduce the height down to a compact travel size...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT photos
September 21, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Re: I picked the wrong hobby.
' As Horace Greeley said, "Go west young man, go west." ' Yes, but who did he say it to? The young man was no backpacker. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 21, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Re
"Too bad they can't make a GOOD tripod that doesn't weigh so darned much...." Please define GOOD in a tripod. --B.G.--

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT photos
September 21, 12:18pm

Re: carbon fiber tarp pole breakage.
The only carbon fiber pole that I ever broke had been tightly packed in a duffle checked in an airliner. Those gorilla baggage handlers can break about anything. --B.G.--

In GEAR » carbon fiber tarp pole breakage.
September 20, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Found a couple more options
"Which would you go for?" Roger, you like to pick them off the top shelf. I have an interest in Lattice, so I am biased. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 20, 1:15am

Re: Re: Re: cuben ground cloth
"Bob, you wear boots!??!" Yes, some low-cut Vasque ones. Nothing unusual about that. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 8:47pm

Re: cuben ground cloth
Yes, I find that durability boundary to be 0.75 to 1.0 ounces in cuben fiber. 1.0 material seems plenty durable enough. However, when I am setting up a camp, I often rake the bare ground a littl...

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Found a couple more options
Roger, they don't even have to use a microprocessor (overkill). Instead, they use programmable logic device such as FPGA. Some of those are selected because of extremely low standby battery pow...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 4:20pm

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