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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Re: RE: Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
>> Am I missing something, can't your original saw be resharpened? Good point. I had considered it, but assumed that it wouldn't be worth it. I don't have the tools to sharpen ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 21, 10:41am

Re: Re: Looking for a folding saw around 4 ounces
Thanks (to both of you). I'm leaning towards the Silky Pocket Boy 130 or maybe the Felco 600 saw. The Silky looks outstanding, but the Felco is one of the few that is less than five ounces. It ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 18, 12:22pm

Looking for a folding saw around 4 ounces
I have a small folding saw that I use to remove tree debris from the trail (typically branches off of blowdowns). It weighs a little less than 4 ounces (104 grams). It has a blade that is about 6 i...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 18, 10:01am

Re: Re: Squeeze mod
>> Holding the weight of the full container is the stressful part. Yes, and the key, in my opinion. Using tubes like Chad did is fine, except the tubes can very easily come off. This is wh...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini design...so close
November 11, 5:13pm

Re: Skyscape
I have the X, and agree with Art. It is an excellent tent. The only thing I don't like is that you put the poles inside, instead of outside. This is a common design (e. g. Mids) but less than i...

In GEAR » Anyone here purchase and use Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout?
November 10, 9:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
Thanks Richard. If the Cuben/Event is as breathable as the ID Thru Hiker (or even somewhere in between the ID and Propore) then it is an outstanding jacket. Simply put, you can't find anything ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 09, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
That new jacket looks fantastic. I'm a big fan of Propore, but this jacket just looks better. It is lighter, just as breathable (if not more so) and a lot more durable. Other than the price, I ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 09, 11:07am

Re: Re: so how do you self arrest with that thing?
>> I'm still at a loss as to how you self-arrest (effectively) with a spike-ended tube. >>>> are you talking about op's desire for a shaft with a grip and no axe head? ...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
October 31, 9:49am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Classic Backcountry Coffee System Revived!
OK, Rick. Good point. In a "blue bag" zone (that is, an area where you have to carry out everything, including your feces) this type of coffee probably doesn't make sense. But most fo...

In GEAR » Classic Backcountry Coffee System Revived!
October 06, 8:54pm

Re: Re: Dream PCT shelter set up
I have a Refuge X and I think it is a great tent. However, I have a niece who is just about done with the PCT and what Thaddaeus said is probably more common. Basically, after setting up camp day a...

In GEAR » Dream PCT shelter set up
October 06, 7:29pm

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