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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Re: Re: frame grab
Two different things from a user standpoint, let along a producers standpoint. From a user's standpoint, I often prefer still photographs. I don't like fast forwarding through video trying ...

In GEAR » Does this mark the end of still photography?
August 23, 7:09pm

Re: tights
I used to wear long underwear under shorts while skiing. This worked pretty well, but I would get a bit cold when I stopped for lunch. Then I bought a pair of full zip fleece pants. A bit heavier, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Tights - Part 1
August 19, 6:32pm

Re: Recommendations for tent
The key part of your post is the last sentence. You are 6'6". Look to the craft manufacturers (e. g. TarpTent) rather than the big guys for a tent for a tall guy. In other words, don't...

In GEAR » Recommendations for tent
August 15, 8:03pm

Re: Mytopo quality?
For what its worth, my favorite online mapping program is GMap4. They have several different layers available, all with a Google Maps interface. In my opinion, the best is "Topo High" wit...

In GEAR » Mytopo quality?
August 15, 6:37pm

Re: Transitioning to "SomewhatLight"; Backpack recommendations for wife and me?
A few suggestions: For knee problems, consider knee braces. My wife has had knee problems for a while and just got a pair. She loves them. There are lots of different types of braces; some are desi...

In GEAR » Transitioning to "SomewhatLight"; Backpack recommendations for wife and me?
August 14, 6:34pm

Re: What are the best UL Treckking Poles?
If you get carbon fiber poles, then don't ever use them to whack bushes. In other words, don't ever think they can work as a machete, even for weeds or soft plants like nettles. I made the ...

In GEAR » What are the best UL Treckking Poles?
August 11, 10:41am

Re: Two new UL synth puffies
Those look like good jackets. It's too bad that BPL/Oware stopped making their puffy hoody (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/cocoon_ul_60_hoody.html#.Ugeu4aycx8E). I'...

In GEAR » Two new UL synth puffies
August 11, 9:39am

Re: "Medium Light"
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac? George Carlin I've hesitated to call myself an "ultralight" backpacker because so...

In GEAR » "Medium Light"
August 11, 9:22am

Re: Re: another call out for lightweight gaiters to keep out dust
Apparently there are at least a couple of trail running shoes that have integrated gaiters. These are a lot like the ones you see on cross country boots, in that they cover the entire shoe. I have ...

In GEAR » Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
August 07, 10:24pm

Re: another call out for lightweight gaiters to keep out dust
I've had the same problem as Rowan, although not as often. With really long hikes late in the year (when there is more dust) I've had dust get into my feet and cause blisters. This was on d...

In GEAR » Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
August 07, 9:57pm

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