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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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All Forum Posts by Rick Dreher

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Re: not soon enough...
If you've not been out here before, it's hard to communicate how large and varied California is--we have counties as big as any of the New England states. Pick somewhere on the map--Sacrame...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Moving to CA!!!
August 03, 4:14pm

Re: cheap bear bag
With a couple hundred nights in Desolation I've learned there are campsites with adequate trees for traditional hanging and many others without. That "perfect" tree with the big branc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Desolation Wilderness tips
August 03, 11:20am

Re: Desolation Wilderness tips
Agree with Duane--bugs will be gone in all but a few wet places, and proper hanging trees can be hard to come by so an Ursack is my container of choice. Just had a three-day there, and the wildf...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Desolation Wilderness tips
August 02, 10:53am

Re: Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
Used digital gear is absolutely the smart path for anybody on a budget/has better things to spend their money on. Digital cameras depreciate like a dropped rock, even the red-dot brand (see: weepin...

In Photography » Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
August 01, 11:21am

Re: Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
It's not especially fair to a half-decade old dslr to compare it against a contemporary high-end mirrorless body, as there's a Kings Canyon-size technology gap between them. The E-410 retai...

In Photography » Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
July 31, 11:28am

Re: Mosquitos .. Bear Spray?
You can save the bear spray for griz country--California bears would like your food, thankyavermuch, but not you, yourself. Areas requiring canisters have peskier bears; there, you're more like...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emigrant Wilderness & Mosquitos
July 30, 6:10pm

Re: moto
Razr Maxx is a pretty good gizmo; I much prefer it to my bride's iphone 4s. The standard Razr is much thinner and lighter, but not so good on battery life. No swappable batteries with any of...

In GEAR » Ultralight Smartphones (2012)
July 26, 5:03pm

Re: Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
The specs of this thing indicate it houses both CDAF and PDAF, with the latter integrated into the imager, ala the Nikon 1 system. Effective with slr lenses? I guess we have to wait to find out. I ...

In Photography » Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
July 23, 5:55pm

Re: Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
First "official" samples here. A conservative design, although quite small and light and metal-skinned. NEX shooters are probably aski...

In Photography » Canon EOS M (Mirrorless)
July 23, 3:28pm

Re: Fuji x100 vs Oly E-M5
Hi Brendan, If your prime concern is finding the better one-camera solution, the E-M5 would seem to be the right path--you get to choose your lens(es) and the camera itself has far more capabili...

In Photography » Fuji x100 vs Oly E-M5
July 21, 4:07pm

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