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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Re: Re: Weight vs. time
@Josh -- Why do you carry 12 ounces? When I go hiking, I usually carry no water. I stop, drink and keep going. Takes me about thirty seconds. I don't have to take my pack off. The filter and di...

In GEAR » Gravity filter vs. Aqua Mira: The age-old question
June 21, 10:25pm

Re: Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
It might not be the most durable jacket in the world, but that doesn't mean it isn't a really good jacket. Lots of folks (like me) use Propore, even though it is ridiculously fragile. We ju...

In GEAR » Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
June 21, 10:14pm

Re: Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)
Excellent set of reviews. This is great stuff. I really like it. A couple additions I would like to see (obviously for future articles): I would love a review of garments insulated with syntheti...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)
June 19, 11:22am

Re: Pack Compression Systems: Web straps vs. Single Cord
I would say web straps are a lot easier to adjust, but they weigh more. This is especially true if the straps have buckles. I have straps like that on my day pack, and really like the speed and fle...

In GEAR » Pack Compression Systems: Web straps vs. Single Cord
June 13, 11:00pm

Re: Re: drizzle
I find fleece to be the best thing for drizzle. Both a fleece sweater and fleece hat are great. Unfortunately, a fleece sweater is pretty heavy for the amount of warmth it gives, so I typically don...

In GEAR » The worst kind of rain
May 27, 12:37pm

Re: Cheapest Ultralight Gear List?
This is definitely an interesting topic. Hopefully someone has done a good job at this. I'll take a stab at a few items which I think are great values if someone wants to have a low pack weight...

In GEAR » Cheapest Ultralight Gear List?
May 27, 12:11pm

Re: 2013 Spring Patagonia Houdini Pants / Jacket
Thanks Richard, for doing this work. Do you have a website where some of this information is stored? I would love to read a chart that compares various jackets showing number for CFM, HH and weight...

In GEAR » 2013 Spring Patagonia Houdini Pants / Jacket
May 27, 11:49am

Re: pad
I use the same technique as M B: I carry a thin CCF pad that I use under the inflatable. In my case it is the NeoAir, but I would do the same with the Exped. As he mentioned, this adds a bit of pro...

In GEAR » NeoAir Xlite or Exped UL7
May 27, 10:56am

Re: Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking ... Rainwear, Insulation, Headwear, Handwear, and Footwear
Great article. I personally think this is a great article for anyone who is interested in ultralight hiking, not just super-ultralight. There are tips here that apply to anyone who is a trying to k...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2B: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Rainwear, Insulation, Headwear, Handwear, and Footwear
May 26, 11:42pm

Re: Very different valve for inflatable mats/ rafts
Looks good, but it sure looks a lot like the instaflator (http://www.themillair.com/index.html) but as an integrated unit. I wonder if anyone has a patent on this sort of thing?

In GEAR » Very different valve for inflatable mats/ rafts
May 21, 7:31pm

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