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Re: Ultralight on a Budget
Great idea Elliott! An "Ultralight on a Budget" article would be very valuable. I think you could assemble an ultralight set of gear and spend less money than "standard backpacking&q...

In Editor's Roundtable » Why I Go Light
May 01, 5:25pm

Washington State Webcams
What a great idea! Here are a few from Washington state: Hurricane Ridge (Olympic National Park): North Cascades (Newh...

In Other Activities » Web Cams of Interest to Hikers, Etc
April 27, 6:15pm

Re: Re: Re: GoLite's Trinity Fabric - PR Speak Translation
That's a shame. I do have somewhat of an answer to my question in that this: gives some nice data on breathability. How...

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 13, 6:18pm

Re: GoLite's Trinity Fabric - PR Speak Translation
Richard, Thanks again for the great stats on the materials. Is there a web site that has this information as well? That would be most helpful (instead of linking to various forum threads).

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 12, 10:51pm

Re: Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
I bring a propore jacket and no wind shirt. The jacket does triple duty as a rain jacket, wind shirt and bug shirt. As a wind shirt and bug shirt, it is a bit clammy, but effective. Using a light w...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 11, 1:04pm

Re: Re: Sleeping Bag Dilemma
Hey Joe, Hopefully you are still following this thread. Better yet, I hope you are following this thread:

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Dilemma
April 02, 10:37pm

OK, Now I'm Confused
Maybe I'm just out of date. The (2005) BPL book I own gives a slight advantage to Polarguard Delta over Primaloft PL1 due to a higher loft/weight ratio and durability. Durability aside (and oth...

In GEAR » Synthetic Fill
March 29, 10:24pm

Re: Sleeping Bag Dilemma
I've been happy with my 20 degree Cat's Meow (North Face). It is insulated with Polarguard Delta (the best of the Polarguard line). The Lightweight Backpacking and Camping book (Beartooth M...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Dilemma
March 27, 10:23pm

Re: Nano Material from Feathered Friends
Thanks Graham (and Sam). Cool web site. Interesting that their North American office is in the same town as FF (Seattle). The link matches the other info I gathered and is what I assumed (that &quo...

In GEAR » Nano Material from Feathered Friends
March 27, 9:35pm

Web Site Critiquing
In perusing the web, I find that some web sites are great and others are rather poor. This in no way reflects the quality of the company. I do think it is important to point out the strengths and w...

In On the Web » Web Site Critiquing
March 24, 6:15pm

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