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Rick Dreher (halfturbo) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northernish California
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All Forum Posts by Rick Dreher

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NEX fans, your prayers have been answered with an EVF (for the forthcoming NEX-5N). And what an EVF--a 2.4M-dot OLED. This one leaps to the head of the pack.

In Photography » NEX EVF
August 24, 4:50pm

Re: Trial and Error
Great to hear that you were successful and that they were so willing to help you make it work. Very positive results on both accounts. It sure sounds like the problems began with the bivy. Cheer...

In GEAR » Sierra Sniveler: shivering and sniveling
August 24, 2:32pm

Re: photos
Wow, that's a lot of snow for late August. I've only seen little patches when up there. cheers, Rick

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
August 24, 12:54pm

Re: Lassen Q.
Hi Jacob, We did a big loop to the east of the peak, starting and ending at Summit Lake. Camped at a different lake each night and seemed to have the joint to ourselves when not within an hour o...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lassen Q.
August 24, 11:44am

Re: Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
Sigh. Bugs or no bugs, I'm extremely jealous. Have not been up there for several years now--surely one of the Sierra's most spectacular, lung-scorching areas. Enjoy! Rick

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
August 24, 11:29am

"Pancake" Zooms?
If true, this will be a big leap forward for mirrorless systems. No waffling. Note too, the power zoom for video fans.

In Photography » "Pancake" Zooms?
August 23, 11:01pm

Re: Lassen Q.
Hi Jacob, Sorry I can't help with the specifics but I can say this: for the love of God take bug stuff! Just got back from a five-day Lassen trip and they were as bad as I've experienced...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lassen Q.
August 23, 5:46pm

Re: Thanks!
I like Leavitt in part because of the many zones you hike through as you head south--beginning in open sagebrush not unlike high desert, ending in true alpine country. You have views of Tower Peak ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Seeking new trip ideas in Sierras
August 23, 11:46am

Re:Marmot on a rock
I caution anybody comparing 4/3 to APS-C to mind the proportions. Most of APS-C's size "advantage" is in the X axis, which is significant if your intention is to use the entire frame....

In Photography » Marmot on a rock
August 22, 3:29pm

Re: Can you identify this pack?
Design-wise it reminds me of certain Macpac racing models made several years back. A quick check of their Web site doesn't come up with anything like it today. Good hunting! Rick

In GEAR » Can you identify this pack?
August 22, 2:20pm

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