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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: FOREX blues
Given the unresolved problem with the X10, I'd hold off purchasing one until Fuji fixes it. Agree about...

In Photography » Lost Contax T3 - suggestions for new camera
March 24, 10:44am

Re: Wide angle m43 lens: Oly 12mm f/2.0 vs Oly 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
Hi Trevor, 9mm vs. 12mm is a huge difference, compositionally, and two stops is huge in terms of flexibility. Weights and size are close, while the build quality and controls favor the 12. If...

In Photography » Wide angle m43 lens: Oly 12mm f/2.0 vs Oly 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
March 19, 7:34pm

Re: Available at $149.99
Majority opinion is Adobe changed their LR pricing strategy and this is the actual retail price, not a teaser price. The good news for current users is the upgrade is less than a hundred bucks and ...

In Photography » Lightroom 4
March 11, 8:28pm

Re: Once more into the breach, which camera system?
Hi Tjaard, Your timing might be impeccable, as the new Olympus E-M5 seems to meet your criteria and the µ4/3 system covers the focal length range you desire. There are even fast primes now, alt...

In GEAR » Once more into the breach, which camera system?
March 10, 2:08pm

Re: Natural Progression
Seconded. The E-M5 will be the breakthrough body for µ4/3 for a host of reasons. This is the camera you want. Ships at month's end. Cheers, Rick

In Photography » Decisions Decisions... m4/3 vs NEX
March 01, 8:25pm

Re: Sierra Winter?
Unless something changes in the next month, it will be among the driest on record. The only thing saving our bacon is last year's wet and lingering winter, which left the reservoirs in decent s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Winter?
February 21, 9:57pm

Re: Desolation Wilderness
Hi Vincent, Great choice, you'll have a fine time. Trail sneakers will be okay--Emigrant travel is relatively easy for the Sierra. I'll recommend debris gaiters, as there's a lot ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » CA destinations
February 20, 11:11am

Re: Carrying your camera
Hi Kier, My preferred way to carry a small camera is in a flip-top padded case threaded onto the shoulder strap and riding at the base, above the waist belt. It's handy, it's unobtrusive...

In GEAR » Carrying your camera
February 19, 10:29am

Re: Desolation Wilderness
Hi Vincent, I hike more in Desolation than anywhere else, as I'm two hours away, and while I enjoy it very much I still make the effort to head farther south in the range for my long trips. ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » CA destinations
February 07, 4:10pm

Re: Camelback All Clear UV Purifier
The works (cap) is 7 ounces. Cheers, Rick

In GEAR » Camelback All Clear UV Purifier
February 07, 4:03pm

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