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Another Alternative
Another alternative is to use a thin closed cell pad (like a GG thin light). I then put the open cell pad on top and it doesn't slip much. This adds a bit of warmth and cushioning as well.

In GEAR » Pad Slip On Sil-Nylon Tent Floors
November 01, 5:32pm

Re: EOS tactical - perhaps PT makes a diffuser in place of the colored lens
So far as I know, no one makes a headlamp using one of the new Cree LED bulbs. I think it will happen soon though. Luxeon has a new bulb, called the Rebel, which is in the same league as the Cree. ...

In GEAR » Princeton Tec EOS or Petzl TacTikka - for 3 season AND some winter use
October 31, 10:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Flashlight/Headlamp Suggestions
Thanks Dan, I haven't looked at that. I'll take a look at the Arc.

In GEAR » Flashlight/Headlamp Suggestions
October 26, 1:19pm

Re: Re: Flashlight/Headlamp Suggestions
Thanks for the link Rod, but I've already read that :) That is one of the reasons I am very much interested in that flashlight. I may have found out about that site via one of your other posts ...

In GEAR » Flashlight/Headlamp Suggestions
October 26, 1:07pm

Flashlight/Headlamp Suggestions
My Princeton Tec Aurora headlamp died recently, so I'm in the market for a new headlamp or flashlight. I was considering using a Photon, but I would like something with a bit more light. I main...

In GEAR » Flashlight/Headlamp Suggestions
October 25, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Sub-2lbs double wall tent
Add my name to the folks who would love to be able to buy one of these (MYOG double-walled cuben tent). Then again, maybe I would prefer a nice Cuben tarp-tent (with full bug protection) like this:...

In GEAR » If Only Someone Made A.....
October 22, 8:04pm

TarpTent Advantages
I think there are trade-offs with just about any system you use. For absolute lightest weight, a tarp and bivy is probably the lightest system available (especially if your tarp is also your poncho...

In GEAR » Tent Users vs. Tarp Users...
October 22, 7:47pm

If it fits, wear it
You bought very high quality gear that will last you a long time. Outdoor gear will provide you with a huge amount of joy and peace of mind compared to just about anything else you could buy (OK, s...

In GEAR » Buyer's Remorse?
October 21, 8:00pm

Re: Cuben products
I think it is interesting that there are so many packs made of Cuben (even if most of them are do it yourself jobs). I would think that a tent (or tarp) makes a lot more sense. If your main concern...

In GEAR » New Bozeman Mountain Works Oware Cuben Alphamini shelter!
October 19, 6:00pm

Socks and Pads
I too have a problem with cold feet. They are usually the first part of me that gets cold. I bought some fleece socks at REI (fairly cheap) in a larger size and use those over my regular socks. Mak...

In GEAR » Help! My wife still too cold.
October 18, 2:20pm

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