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Ian B. (IDBLOOM) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Ian B.

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Re: Hat's Off
My head is the size of the Sputnik. Kat's hats fit me well. The only down side is that they should only be used for extreme backpacking because they are laced with testosterone or som...

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 21, 10:56pm

Re: Re: Alaska survival trip update
Buck, When you go on an adventure, you don't mess around. Outstanding!

In Chaff » Survival Trip in the "Fortress of the Bears"
September 21, 5:09pm

Re: Re: ian
While it certainly won't be my last 35mm lens for my A6000, at $27 shipped from China including e mount adapter, it was hard to say no to this option. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AWki...

In Photography » Best macro for Sony E-mount (in your opinion)
September 19, 11:07am

Re: Drilling
Sometimes a lack of response means that no one has any input. In this case, it's possible that no one has drilled into the go pro waterproof housing (if I understand the OP correctly) because ...

In Photography » Gopro hero 3+ black edition audio
September 19, 10:11am

Re: Re: Other considerations
I use "tactical" gear just about every day at work although I haven't carried a milspec ruck or assault pack since I left the military years ago. I wear a MOLLE vest when I can pry m...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Tents.
September 19, 9:37am

Re: ian
I was checking out some of the Minolta and Sony Alpha mount lenses on Ebay yesterday. The Minolta f 2.8 seems to be reasonably priced but the f2.0 is priced high enough (pushing $450+) that I'...

In Photography » Best macro for Sony E-mount (in your opinion)
September 19, 9:18am

Montbell XXL
At first I thought that Montbell was out of the XXL market but fortunately I was wrong. One thing that continues to be true is that XXL has been and still is only available in limited colors. ...

In GEAR » Down jacket observations
September 18, 6:29pm

Why not both?
I've yet to buy a ZL but it seems that the spot vs flood issue is the first hurdle many buyers struggle with before making the purchase. I have a Petzl Tikka and one feature I really appre...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 18, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Air Conditioning
Most people don't realize that almost 1/2 of Washington is desert and hot as hell in the summer. When working in Tucson in July, I laughed when I saw that the daytime high temps were only a co...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 18, 5:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: the long shot
"Possibly, still alot though. Mirage would be nice but they don't make it in an XXL anymore and the price is pretty steep." It's a tough market for Godzilla sized hikers. I wa...

In GEAR » Down jacket observations
September 18, 3:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm