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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: Camelback All Clear UV Purifier
Hey, how about that? I'd lost track of it since their prototype years back, which looked like a repackaged UV Aquastar. This one tucks the tube into the cap and is rechargeable only, with suppo...

In GEAR » Camelback All Clear UV Purifier
February 07, 3:40pm

Re: Vestibule
Look in the Tarptent gallery for some CB2 pics. The first generation has just an overhang, so it's not representative. There is a vestibule, comprisin...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cloudburst 2 TarpTent
February 07, 3:19pm

Re: Pollution over California's Central Valley
It begins with airborne pollution pushing in from the Bay Area, primarily sourced from transportation, electricity generation and manufacturing (especially refineries). Most of the year it turns ri...

In Photo Gallery » Pollution over California's Central Valley
February 07, 2:49pm

Re: Ca destinations
Hi Vincent, I'll second the suggestion of Emigrant Wilderness. It's fairly large, has a wide variety of zones to visit and isn't too challenging for kids to navigate. Permits are eas...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » CA destinations
February 03, 1:21pm

Re: Titanium hardware cloth?
About a hundred bucks per square foot at McMaster-Carr. A lucky person might find some at a surplus place for less, who knows? Cheers, Rick

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium hardware cloth?
January 30, 8:51pm

Re: Thermarest NeoAir XLite First Impressions
A NeoAir that comes with a stuff sack and patch kit? Unpossible! Thanks for the info--sounds quite promising. Cheers, Rick

In GEAR » Thermarest NeoAir XLite First Impressions
January 20, 11:20am

Re: Weather Sealed M4/3 Olympus OM-D Body Launch date Feb 8
Couple of minor "corrections" presuming rumors can be corrected with other rumors. EVF is 1.44M-dot resolution (VF-2 resolution) and there have been further rumors that it is a differe...

In Photography » Weather Sealed M4/3 Olympus OM-D Body Launch date Feb 8
January 20, 10:47am

Re: Lightroom 4
Hi Tony, You still did quite well at that price. The Lightroom workflow takes some getting used to, but the ability to organize, tag and track your photos through its database are worth the effo...

In Photography » Lightroom 4
January 10, 4:27pm

Re: Lightroom 4
Thanks Tony, your selfless purchasing act ensured the release of Version 4 could proceed. :-) Depending on the time to actual release, they might upgrade you for free, otherwise it's been a ...

In Photography » Lightroom 4
January 10, 1:08pm

Re: G1 X
"And don't get me started on the lens hood mounted backwards on the lens." At least it's consistent with how they wear their ballcaps (offa my lawn, the lot of ya!). Absent ...

In Photography » Pick me a camera
January 10, 11:54am

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