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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Lens Case
It depends on how expensive the lens is and how much it weighs. Bubble wrap makes good padding, but it is nice to put it within a protective shell. I suggest the plastic of a round gallon jug (e...

In Photography » Lens Case
September 21, 10:30pm

Re: High Altitude Test Chart
When I print these things, I print them on A size paper. You could print them small on a card, but that would make it extra difficult for somebody whose eyesight might be a bit impaired. The...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 21, 10:26pm

Re: High Altitude Test Chart
I'm not sure how this will print out. This is the first of two images. 1. You must print it in color. 2. Print the first image on the front of the sheet, and the second image on the back. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 21, 10:20pm

Re: Wow!
Fetal blood circulation is quite a bit different from adults. If you are at sea level and your oxygen saturation is 98-99%, then that is normal. If you are at sea level and it drops to 90%, then...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 21, 2:32pm

Re: GOOD tripod
For most backpacking photographers, a GOOD tripod has a certain maximum height. For me, that is at least chest height, or 40 or 50 inches. I require a Quick Release on the head. Some people want a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT photos
September 21, 2:08pm

Re: SpO2 levels on whitney
"The low O2 levels just shocked me...not sure if that's normal." Yes, that is very normal for Mount Whitney. I carry a small fingertip pulse oximeter, and I record the numbers a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 21, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re
In a really tall tripod, carbon fiber legs will save a bit of weight and also provide extra stiffness as compared to aluminum legs. However, when you reduce the height down to a compact travel size...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT photos
September 21, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Re: I picked the wrong hobby.
' As Horace Greeley said, "Go west young man, go west." ' Yes, but who did he say it to? The young man was no backpacker. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 21, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Re
"Too bad they can't make a GOOD tripod that doesn't weigh so darned much...." Please define GOOD in a tripod. --B.G.--

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT photos
September 21, 12:18pm

Re: carbon fiber tarp pole breakage.
The only carbon fiber pole that I ever broke had been tightly packed in a duffle checked in an airliner. Those gorilla baggage handlers can break about anything. --B.G.--

In GEAR » carbon fiber tarp pole breakage.
September 20, 8:51pm

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