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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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Re: Tahoe area 1/2 Day Hike
Hi Jeremy, Mt. Tallac is pretty spectacular, although it's a flog. Other flogs avec views are Ralston Peak, Pyramid Peak a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe area 1/2 Day Hike
August 08, 5:51pm

Re: Panasonic LX5?
Hi Bob, My typical LX3 setting is P mode with OIS enabled and ISO set to auto with a 400 ceiling. The camera's algorithm seems pretty good at holding ISO low until the other parameters hit t...

In Photography » Looking at a new camera for backpacking
August 08, 1:42pm

Re: Panasonic LX5?
I'd have a hard time trading the LX's 24mm equivalent for the S95's 28mm. As important, the aperture is wider throughout the zoom range (especially the tele end) which means you can kee...

In Photography » Looking at a new camera for backpacking
August 08, 11:26am

Re:Emmigrant Overnight on Thursday
Burst Rock make you burst, but it's over pretty quickly. Maybe less "stocky" than Crabtree? Continuing perhaps the oddest Sierra summer evah. An amazing amount of snow remains i...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emmigrant Overnight on Thursday
August 05, 10:24pm

Re: Emigrant Wilderness - Toejam Lake - July 31 - August 1, 2011
Thanks for your report and photos, Richard. I'm shaking my head at the amount of snow left--it looks like late May/early June. Cheers, Rick

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness - Toejam Lake - July 31 - August 1, 2011
August 05, 3:26pm

Re: Who's bright idea was this?
(nice pun) I'm convinced every flashlight much over a hundred bucks is made specifically for the Candlepower Forum folks. They're their own marketplace. Not that there's anything wro...

In GEAR » Who's bright idea was this?
August 04, 3:43pm

Re: Quick Question On Sawyer Filter
Hi John, I'd get the 122 for the quick connect fittings and backwash gizmo. That last bit, you leave at home. Cheers, Rick p.s. They're the same filter inside, just different ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quick Question On Sawyer Filter
August 03, 7:00pm

Re: exposure time
Jeez, every camera is different so it's hard to know. Certain modes frequently don't allow user overrides, but if you have P/A/S modes, those should allow you to make your own settings. Bey...

In Photography » Looking at a new camera for backpacking
August 03, 6:57pm

Re: exposure time
Yup, it's camera movement due to long exposure times. I agree--find the ISO setting and set to auto so it can float upwards with low light and maintain reasonable shutter speeds. (Rule of thumb...

In Photography » Looking at a new camera for backpacking
August 03, 5:08pm

Re: Looking at a new camera for backpacking
Hi Bradford, A lot of tradeoffs are made in designing bombproof cameras, and some image quality losses are part of the deal. That said, the better ones take decent pictures and a comparison test...

In Photography » Looking at a new camera for backpacking
August 03, 11:31am

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