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Rick Dreher (halfturbo) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northernish California
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Re: Steel versus aluminum
If I don't include the adapter weight, steel doesn't suffer too badly in the comparison--about 6.5 oz for the 450g canister versus about 3.2 oz for a 300g Max cartridge, which extrapolates to 4.8 o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Coleman Xtreme Stove
January 30, 3:06pm

Take the powermax challenge
I tried and failed to Google up even one retail source of Max cartridges. I'm sure they're out there, but it should be much, much easier. For that matter, I can't even find them on the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Coleman Xtreme Stove
January 30, 2:56pm

Re: NEW for the "Xtreme" Stove in 2006
Hark, is that the sound of a milling machine warming up? :-) They at least deleted an unneeded leg and made it a bipod rig. I have to say, it's nice knowing you could now take a 450 g canister a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Coleman Xtreme Stove
January 29, 2:38pm

Re: EOS vs. Quad
Hi Curt, If you'll forgive me an armchair comparison, the Eos has a very bright pencil-style beam with little "spill" to ease reading or in-camp chores. The Quad (which I've not seen in person) ...

In GEAR » EOS vs. Quad
January 27, 1:27pm

Re: camera something lighter?
It's possible to have a subminiature with quality. Here's one example, regrettably from a company that's pulled out of the business, but they have all the good stuff (Zeiss lens, etc). http://ww...

In Photography » looking for a SUL digital camera??
January 27, 11:12am

Re: Coleman Fyrestorm Ti & SS
Thanks Roy, that answers a lot of questions. The cartridge inverter seems a little...overengineered.

In GEAR » Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove?
January 26, 6:02pm

Re: Coleman Fyrestorm Ti & SS
Now that's some fine sleuthing, Bill. They're not planning on giving these away, are they? I think it's a positive sign that Coleman's refocusing on the backpacking market after a few years adri...

In GEAR » Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove?
January 26, 5:49pm

Smaller GPSs ahead?
I'd say so, based on this tiny new receiver chip: My uninform...

In GEAR » Smaller GPSs ahead?
January 25, 2:03pm

Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove?
Has anybody seen detailed information on this stove? Coleman has a full-page ad in the 2006 Backpacker Gear Guide (p 101) but I can find nothing further on the web. It appears to be an evolution...

In GEAR » Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove?
January 25, 1:54pm

Re: bullion cubes, just say no!
Yup, there they are. I'll bet I'd be happy eating these at home! Merci

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » bullion cubes, just say no!
January 24, 1:16am

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