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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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PLB Tests
Some excerpts follow below. Yes, this test is old, and PLB models are probably better now, especially since this old test had better results than an even older test . . . but nobody really knows...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 17, 8:35pm

Android Gaia vs BCN
I've been using both Gaia and BCN on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I much prefer BCN -- wish I'd never bothered buying Gaia first. A few BCN standouts: 1. Ability to switch between multip...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
July 17, 8:17pm

inReach/Iridium/GEOS vs PLB/COSPAS-SARSAT/NOAA
PLB fans are not only overlooking the failures in the (very) few tests of PLB transmission, but also the ability of inReach to convey detailed information to GEOS. By contrast, all that a PLB conv...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 17, 8:16pm

"up to"
Yes, one of my favorite pet peeves! (Like all those sales that are advertised as "up to X% off," i.e., the *maximum* discount is X%, the typical discount % is unspecified, and the minimu...

In GEAR » New communication device
July 17, 5:05pm

Worse than a Ponzi scheme!
A ponzi scheme is great for all the outside investors who get in early (and leave early). This by contrast is entirely worthless for notifying outside help in case of a backcountry emergency. All...

In GEAR » New communication device
July 17, 4:38pm

inReach first month = prorated
The first month for the inReach is prorated -- or at least mine was last year. And the month is not a calendar month, but a 30/31-day period that starts on the 7th and ends on the 6th . . . or at ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 17, 4:35pm

no-goTenna
So let's see: - DeLorme inReach can send and receive messages with any SMS or email address anywhere in the world vs - goTenna can send and receive messages only with another goTenna-linked ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 17, 4:33pm

Track Export Feature
Nice that the track export feature has returned -- migrated to a new spot, which also has just the right amount of available real estate to its left to allow for an "import" button (pleas...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 07, 8:17am

More Feedback on Explorer
I posted a detailed review here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2JLBBG6VLZGUD/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R2JLBBG6VLZGUD ... which prompted a follow-up from DeLorme (with gpx support coming soon, yeah!).

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
June 29, 2:11pm

Take this up with Liberty Mountain (the distributor)
Although the other suggested approaches might work in other contexts, I highly doubt these various agencies will be very invested in such a relatively small financial dispute over such an arcane di...

In GEAR » 123mountain.com CAUTION
June 20, 7:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Shefftz

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Patagonia-Spraymaster&gear_id=2461&am...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm