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Jonathan Shefftz (jshefftz1) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Mass.
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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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Limit on # of Message Recipients?
Depending on which email addresses I select, I'm maxing out on four to six recipients for my messages. Anyone else figure out whether it's a certain number of characters across all the sel...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 25, 6:46pm

SE = great, Mapshare & customer service = bad
"I get the feeling that the Explore, Share, and Admin web sites and Earthmate were cobbled up one summer by a couple of interns who didn't like each other and never talked. Nobody at DeLor...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 25, 6:37pm

MapShare problem?
So aside from sync apparently (and amazingly?!?) still not working (though slowly entering email addresses will at least keep me occupied during some upcoming long airport lines), the only problem ...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 18, 3:16pm

So far so good...
My unit just arrived -- so far so good!

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
July 18, 11:42am

More compact yet w/ adjustable declination?
Looks like if you want to go more compact than the Suunto MC2, you have to sacrifice adjustable declination?

In GEAR » lightest compass with mirror
May 24, 9:22pm

Imagine it...
"I cannot imagine that AT gear is nearly as light as lightweight backcountry gear." Other way around: the best AT gear is *lighter* and also more efficient than nordic backcountry gea...

In Winter Hiking » Help with ski boots
January 16, 9:23am

Kick Wax on Single-Camber Skis
Yes, non-locals and others not familiar with the EMGT course are at a disadvantage. However, I don’t see how this has any relevance to the nordic vs alpine touring gear differential? The most s...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 14, 7:47am

AT gear = bindings + boots, paired with any skis
“Browsing the link that Jonathan mentioned (http://www.skintrack.com/skis-comparison/) suggests that plenty of folks are racing with skis not too different than that (other than weight and fish s...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 13, 11:46am

All "SkiMo" gear is basically the same weight...
"Jonathan wrote: "My lightest AT setup = 5.9 pounds (w/ skins)" That is impressively light. What are the components of your setup?" -- Those are the specs for my Hagan + Dyn...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 12, 7:05pm

AT gear can be far lighter than the chosen examples...
“Nordic Touring Example” = 6.2 lb “Nordic Backcountry Example” = 9.8 lb “Lighter AT Example (but can be as little as 12 pounds)” = 15.5 lb My lightest AT setup = 5.9 pounds (w/ skins)

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 12, 6:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Shefftz

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Patagonia-Spraymaster&gear_id=2461&am...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm