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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Re: Sit pad?
@Zorg -- You can fold it over several times, making it a very good sit pad, with a decent R value. Basically, it has plenty of flexibility, especially around camp. If the ground is pretty smooth an...

In GEAR » Weight of recently purchased Gossamer Gear Thinlight 1/8" pad
October 02, 7:12pm

Re: "Weight of recently purchased Gossamer Gear Thinlight
Yeah, I do exactly the same thing as Jeffrey. These thin pads are just handy to have. Use them to protect your air mattress, or as a sit pad during the day.

In GEAR » Weight of recently purchased Gossamer Gear Thinlight 1/8" pad
October 02, 11:18am

Re: suluk46
The Suluk46 is the right type of tool, but the wrong design (for me). It is the right type of tool in that it tries to be "a little something", instead of a certified ice axe. Unfortunate...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 28, 8:36pm

Re: If I was the OP...
Thanks Max. I can't say that I'm surprised. To be fair to everyone who criticized my question, many are looking out for my safety. I understand, and kind of expected it. My main question wa...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 28, 6:29pm

Re: Re: half an ice axe
Lots of great comments. I appreciate them. @David -- Good stuff. It sure looks like no one sells anything "off the shelf" so I may have to cobble together something (or do without). Yo...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 27, 7:13pm

Re: half an ice axe
Thanks Dave, I appreciate the tips on the medal and the sources. There might be something local (in Seattle) as well. I'm sure I've seen the Corsa, since they are sold at Pro Mountain Sport...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 25, 9:31pm

Re: Petzl used to make one...
Thanks Will. I'll have to see if there are still some around. Either that or maybe make something (I was hoping it wouldn't come to that).

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 25, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Help for camping in the rain with Skyscape Scout tent
I think in general it is very difficult to put up any tent in the rain without getting some water in it. Some do better than others, though. I own a Skyscape X, and have been lucky enough to not ha...

In GEAR » Help for camping in the rain with Skyscape Scout tent
September 25, 4:06pm

Re: Re: Ice Axe Shaft Only?
I should have mentioned that I'm not interested in cutting off parts of an ice axe. It seems like a big waste, as well as a pain in the ass (the medal is really hard -- for good reason). I have...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 24, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Ice Axe Shaft Only?
I appreciate the concern, but I think you are missing the point. I routinely cross steep snow. Not as much as I used to, but I still do. Last year I crossed a trail that was crossed by dozens of pe...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 24, 8:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm