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Rick Dreher (halfturbo) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northernish California
About Me There once was a hiker from Nantucket....

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No, their media will not remove chemicals or metals so would not be an appropriate match for municipal, industrial or agricultural waste removal. The only portable technology that would is rever...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 5: Filtration Methods
August 24, 10:43am

Re: Avoid freezing!
Water will continue to seep out of the cartridge, so seal it in a plastic bag. Just keeping it in the shelter is enough protection for a few degrees below freezing, but it's best to keep it in ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 5: Filtration Methods
August 23, 2:11pm

Re: fast moving wildllife
"When the subject is moving toward the camera, mirrorless cameras work fine. but for subjects moving across the image, viewfinder lag is a big problem. Viewfinder lag is not an issue if you ar...

In Photography » Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
August 14, 12:08pm

Re: E-P2
IMHO it's impossible to ignore the timelapse between the two--the G3 is significantly more up-to-date in the fastest advancing camera category. About all the E-P2 has in its favor are the IBIS ...

In Photography » panasonic g3 vs olympus e-p2?
August 14, 11:54am

Re: Battery question
Hi Jack, There's a broad spectrum of aftermarket batteries, some perfectly fine and others, not so fine. I stick with 3rd party batteries sold by major retailers who have tried them out, the...

In Photography » Battery question
August 11, 7:03pm

Re: Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
Click Elite Access--which can be used as a standalone chest pack, shoulder bag or attach to a backpack as a chest pack--holds an E-M5 plus two additional small lenses. Cheers, Rick

In GEAR » Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
August 10, 4:58pm

Re: SoCal
Hi Jeremy, Taking a giant lap of the state sounds like a good plan--you'll get a better feel for the immensity and span of environments. Redding only rarely gets snow and it won't la...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Moving to CA!!!
August 07, 6:57pm

Re: RX100
Here's an early review from a photographer-blogger I've followed for a good while. FWIW he shoots an M9, so appreciates high quality, relatively compact cameras. He compares it against the ...

In Photography » Camera comparison help
August 05, 9:58pm

Re: Tagging along to your thread
For now the Sony RX100 gets the "best advanced compact" digicam prize. If you can do without an evf or articulated display, that's my suggestion today. Photokina will probably see new...

In Photography » Camera comparison help
August 05, 7:52pm

Re: midtown sacto is nice too
Technically, summer air quality is improving with time (those pesky freedom-robbing emission regulations). Ain't always great, but here are the Sac summer seasonal data since 2001, for the curi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Moving to CA!!!
August 03, 5:15pm

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