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Doug Smith (Jedi5150) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central CA
About Me LEO K9 handler, with SAR, EMS background.
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Re: Re: Help me find the "flat" spots in the High Sierra ;-)
Thanks for the recommendation Tom. I really do love the sound of coyotes at night. They easily top my list of favorite "wild" animals.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help me find the "flat" spots in the High Sierra ;-)
January 05, 1:19pm

X-therm
I'm 5-10, 185lbs and I own both of these pads as well. I strongly prefer the X-therm. To me, the warmth makes a night and day difference, I feel like heat is just burning up through the X-the...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat UL 7 MW vs NeoAir xTherm Large
January 05, 1:15pm

Re: My thoughts
Boy, I was close to buying a Sony RX100III for backpacking (still might), but the one thing I can't wrap my head around is the focal length. 24mm (for brevity, I'll be referring to 35mm eq...

In Photography » Compact wide angle big sensor?
January 04, 8:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Tripod thoughts
Richard and Bob, I appreciate the head's up about the pod and about real-world issues with one. An incredibly short height might not be too limiting for a tripod. A lot of the landscape photo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
January 04, 7:35pm

tripod
Bob, my logic is fine, it's probably my communication skills causing the problem. My descision for brevity left information out I guess. My camera body is 14.5 oz and the lens I'll like...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
January 04, 5:04pm

Re: Dead Bird vs Rab
"Didn't Arc'teryx replace the Atom SV with the AR this season?" I only get Arc'Teryx stuff through their LEAF (Law Enforcement Armed Forces) program, and the Atom SV Gen. ...

In GEAR » What is the best lightweight synthetic parka to buy and why?
January 04, 4:42pm

Table Meadows
Thanks Mitchell, I did some looking up on Table Meadows, and checking out photos. It does look like a very cool place. There are so many areas in the Sierra that I'd love to check out, I'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help me find the "flat" spots in the High Sierra ;-)
January 04, 1:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Trekking poles and multi-over-use
Thanks Bob, I checked them out on the website. It got pretty horrible reviews, and they say it can't support a DSLR, but I'm glad it's working out for you. I think trekking poles with...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
January 04, 1:13pm

Re: Re: photos of my "winterized" tarptent moment dw
"Kinda wish you'd start your own TT love fest thread Eric. You're just being rude." Hahaha... I think Ken was brave enough to say what most of us were thinking. I was jus...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
January 04, 1:02pm

Re: Re: Trekking poles and multi-over-use
I'm always looking for lighter tripods, Bob. :) Could you share the name? Ideally I'd like something with adjustable height, not like a gorillapod or something similar.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
January 04, 2:17am

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