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JMT dates
When did you hike? Looks like a lot of snow. Great pics!

In Photo Gallery » John Muir Trail
September 26, 8:27pm

A few years ago I hiked with a man the last few days of his AT two year section hike. He was 82. Guess where he is now? Last I heard he was in NH doing it all again. He is now 88! I finished m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Completing a Thru-Hike
September 16, 8:52am

faster shutter speeds
Rather than change the ISO to a higher number to get faster shutter speeds, use aperture prority and choose a low number (wider aperture) to get the faster shutter speeds.

In Photography » Looking at a new camera for backpacking
August 31, 7:27pm

Pemi Loop
There is a AT shelter (Garfield Ridge Shelter. see link below) between Lafayette and Galehead just below Mt. Garfield. Do not underestimate the hike over to Garfield from Lafayette. It drops dow...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Need Campsite suggestions on Pemigewassett Loop/Mt Lafayette, NH
July 29, 1:33am

rain gear combo
Although having the zipper front in the Cape, is nice, I generally do not like the poncho as rain gear, but if you do use the Cape, it is an excellent shelter. You do need another rain gear option...

In GEAR » Looking for input on rain gear solution
July 13, 5:43am

Gear List
Here is a standard to get suggestions:

In Gear Lists » August JMT. First UL Attempt
June 17, 8:04pm

ISO and Shutter Speed
Bob, I think we are saying the same thing! Both of these might be correct exposures: ISO. 100. f 5.6. 1/250 ISO. 400. f5.6. 1/500 The higher the ISO less light is needed for the correct ...

In Photography » Having trouble, Help!
June 02, 12:40pm

Canon Powershots
Canon Powershots models use two AAs. Try Best Buy. A1100IS. Or A540 are examples. They are not just automatic either.

In Photography » Point and shoot for around 100 Bucks
June 02, 11:23am

Nice work getting the flowers in focus which is not easy with a shallow depth of field with close-ups. With the motion photos, the higher ISO should allow you to open the aperture wider (lower ...

In Photography » Having trouble, Help!
June 02, 11:19am

tripod and level
Here are some carbon fiber tripods that don't break the bank: While at that site check out the hot shoe (Bubble Spirit) levels, or google "hot shoe camer...

In Photography » Tripod for full size dslr and big lens
June 01, 9:38am

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm