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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Re: Unfortunate Sawyer Squeeze Update
Silly question (because you probably tried this) but are the two Platypus bags exactly the same? Platypus changed their threads on their bags (I forget when). As a result, some Platypus bags work f...

In GEAR » Unfortunate Sawyer Squeeze Update
July 29, 10:44am

Re: I'm in the same boat.
Like Brian, I've used windshirts/windpants for bug protection. The biggest advantage is weight. The Montbell gear I have is fairly breathable. But unfortunately, wind clothes vary year to year....

In GEAR » Recommend a Light-fast drying-no zip off-pant for hot summer hikes
July 25, 10:32pm

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

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