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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Re: Re: Wearing a windshirt as a single layer in hot weather?
I don't want to spray anything with anything. By that I mean, if you are willing to use chemicals (DEET, Permethrin, or any other substance) than the shirt isn't bug proof. It is just a shi...

In GEAR » Wearing a windshirt as a single layer in hot weather?
July 23, 8:24pm

Re: Wearing a windshirt as a single layer in hot weather?
I've worn a wind shirt as well as a Propore rain jacket for bug protection. In both cases, it was really hot, but it was much better than letting the mosquitoes attack me. I also wore a headnet...

In GEAR » Wearing a windshirt as a single layer in hot weather?
July 23, 2:26pm

Re: Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
I use a Sawyer Squeeze with a Tornado Tube and a Platypus as my drip system. If you search the web for "tornado tube sawyer filter" you will probably find a lot of explanations. Here is m...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 21, 10:41am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Legs: centre-support vs tripod
>> The primary benefits are being able to couple the stove with a Caldera Cone > Please note that I do not recommend ever enclosing any canister stove, remote or upright, in a 360 degr...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
July 17, 8:29pm

Re: Re: Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
Wow! I'll admit, I skimmed the article, but this part is huge: FMS-300T version with centre-support legs: 85 g complete FMS-116T version with centre-support legs: 89 g complete A winter ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
July 17, 2:11pm

Re: "Is a groundsheet really necessary?"
I have gone both ways with the various tents I've owned. With a recent, expensive, Cuben Fiber bottomed tent, I decided to use a Polycro (clear) groundsheet. I've found three advantages: ...

In GEAR » Is a groundsheet really necessary?
July 15, 11:32am

Re: not that custom
@Dan I know you don't custom design from scratch, but my recommendation for someone buying a pack from you is to contact you, rather than try and navigate your website. At least, that is what I...

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 9:14pm

Re: Re: McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
>> Of course Dan is a pack maker and not a web designer and it shows. His site doesn't showcase his light packs much either so I think you are best off calling him and talking to him. ...

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 8:05pm

Re: Water System Stuff
Here is my system: 3 Liter Platy: 1 1/2 oz. Sawyer Squeeze Bag: 1 1/4 oz. Filter: 3 1/2 oz. Tornado Tube: 1/2 oz. Two Caps (one for Platy, one for Sawyer Bag): 1/4 oz. Bag: Which holds t...

In GEAR » Another Sawyer Squeeze Question
July 05, 6:07pm

Re: Another Sawyer Squeeze Question
It sounds fine to me, but I'm not sure why you want hard sided bottles instead of a platypus and a squeeze bag. I guess it depends on how far your water sources are from one another and how muc...

In GEAR » Another Sawyer Squeeze Question
July 05, 3:04pm

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