5 Most Important Features for a Backpacking Camera
Alert! as a backpacker you are not well served by mainstream camera reviews like DPReview.
That is, the 5 Most Important Features for a Backpacking Camera are quite different than those for a general use camera in mainstream reviews. Here are the major differences.
CAMERA WEIGHT – In mainstream reviews, the weight of the camera with a sharp zoom lens is not factored into their ratings. In fact, they routinely think that hefty cameras are better!
ZOOM LENSES – Many zoom lenses commonly sold with good cameras can only resolve 6 to 9 perceptual megapixels (https://goo.gl/t2mY90) of the camera’s 24 MP sensor! Something not highlighted in mainstream reviews.
Bottom line: a great camera with a mediocre lens will give you mediocre results.
IMAGE QUALITY HANDHELD – Mainstream review image quality assessment is done with the camera on a tripod using the highest quality (expensive and heavy) non-zoom lenses in the controlled environment of a test facility. While lightweight...
Just a short post here on the top ten or so lightest upright canister stoves. Yes, I know, there are 11 on the list. The MSR Micro Rocket has actually been discontinued, but I kept it on the list just because there may be some close out deals on it.
So, without further ado, here is the list:
I might be missing something; I don't have every stove in the known universe (yet), but this should be a pretty good list of the lightest upright canister stoves. No, I didn't include any remote canister or integrated canister stoves on this list. That's the subject for another post another day.
I like compiling information (I guess that's why I have a blog, Adventures in Stoving). Sometimes seeing all the info laid out side-by-side can be helpful if one is trying to decide between different pieces of gear.
Now, each to his or her own, and hike your own hike. Some value pot stability. Others focus solely on weight. Still others want convenience and then there are...
Splitboarding - The first steps when taking snowboarding into the backcountry
What is a splitboard? Why would you want to use one? How do you go about gearing up for doing it? Is it safe? I get these questions often, so I am going to do my best to write about what splitboarding is to me, how to get started and what tools, education and gear is needed to make the most of the backcountry experience.
Just hanging out on a sunny day here in Colorado, scoping some lines to hit :) (pic credit - Aaron . Rose)
What is a splitboard?
A splitboard is a snowboard that is converted into a backcountry tool to ascend mountains then snowboard down them. Basically, it is a snowboard cut down the middle to form two backcountry skis. Much like an alpine touring or telemark ski set up, skins then attach to the bottom of the split “skis”, this allows traction on the snow and therefore allows getting up the mountain. Also, like a backcountry ski set up, the bindings will hinge at the toes, allowing for ankle articulation. The rider skins up the mountain...
How to Shorten Your Massdrop x Klymit Sleeping Pad
It is fairly easy to cut a sleeping pad to your desired length. Shortening your pad gives you a lighter, more packable item that will be faster to inflate and take up less space in your shelter (especially useful in tents that taper towards the foot area). I know a substantial number of members are going to do this to their Long Massdrop x Klymit Utralight V, so they can have a wide short pad.
Here are the super simple instructions for shortening your sleeping pad
1) Decide and mark the desired length of pad
2) Cut with scissors
3) Clear insulation inside away from the edge
4) Seal the edge with a hot iron
I've checked with the experts and as far as I could find, this method works with all sleeping pads - Thermarest, Exped, Nemo, Big Agnes, Sea to Summit and so on. Warning: cutting down your pad most likely voids your warranty from any manufacturer.
Now with greater details and a few basic photos, here is how you can cut down your insulated sleeping pad.
DIY/MYOG - Massdrop Pine Down Blanket Modifications
We designed the Pine Down Blanket to stand alone as an amazingly useful, versatile blanket. Additionally, I had a secondary goal of making it incredibly desirable for our members who love to customize their gear. The value of the raw goods is more than we're selling it for. I've already been working with Aaron Sorensen on ideas (he's known for modding Costco Down Throws), and I'll post our ideas here too.
With a little cutting or sewing, you could make:
A lighter backpacking quilt with tapered legs and more snaps, straps or a zipper. Maybe add a #3 zipper and turn it into a sleeping bag.
A California King size blanket by sewing two togetherl
A 10F blanket or quilt by layering one quilt on the other, offsetting by 2.12" so that the peak channel of one blanket falls into the baffle of the other, thereby forming a solid 3" thick layer.
Snap two together to create a hammock overquilt and underquilt.
Cut it in half and make it into two underquilts for hammock camping.
This brand-new method area contract provides our players the specialist facilities and also environment they are entitled to
Skies Blue FC's partnership with the New York Red Bulls is expanding even stronger[visit].
The New Jersey-based expert females's soccer group, which plays in the National Women's Football[rugby jerseys] Organization as well as is partly possessed by Gov. Phil Murphy, will be sharing the Red Bulls' method center in East Hanover for the 2020 season, the group introduced Tuesday.
" Possession continues to explore means to transform Sky Blue right into the gold standard for the NWSL," first lady Tammy Murphy, who last year took an energetic role in running the group, said in a statement. "This brand-new method area contract provides our players the specialist facilities and also environment they are entitled to, as well as I can not thank our partners at Red Bull sufficient for their teamwork and assistance." Through the collaboration, Skies Blue will have accessibility to grass as well as lawn fields as well as the Red Bulls' Academy Building, which has an athletic training area, a...
This recommendation stays up there with Collection's 2000 SEGA Dreamcast deal.
Japanese J1-League team Kawasaki Frontale has simply launched its 2020 warm-up jersey[get it here], and the sponsorship/branding makes certain to amaze you. The initial prepare for the jersey was to foster friendly beliefs in the direction of the checking out English footballers practicing at the Kawasaki arena.
Now, with the current scenario of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the training jackets are readily available for on the internet acquisitions. The fantastic polyester Puma jersey[on sale] includes a facility chest Aqua Live Financial investment Co., Ltd. sponsorship placement, and also most notably, a Thomas The Storage Tank Engine UK Camp spot at the appropriate sleeve-- representing the 3 ambassadors for the UK pre-camp.
The colors eco-friendly, blue and also red additionally appear in a tartan pattern across the front as well as back; not just are these the official colors of Kawasaki, however they are also the shades of Percy, Thomas, and also James, specifically. This...
The NCAA approved a policy modification which will enable the No. 0 jersey to be worn this year by university football teams.
The NCAA approved a policy modification which will enable the No. 0 jersey to be worn this year by university football teams[get the look].
That will go down in background this period as the UGA player to wear No. 0 in the red as well as black?
The honor will go to Darnell Washington, a 5-star signee from Las Vegas who will certainly play limited end for the Bulldogs.
This week, UGA upgraded its football lineup on the college's website, disclosing jacket numbers for freshmen and novices (i.e. transfers). Right here are some numbers of passion:
QB Jamie Newman: He was No. 12 at Wake Forest, but the grad transfer has actually changed to No. 9 with the Bulldogs.
QB JT Daniels: The USC transfer will certainly put on No. 18, the very same numbers he had for the Trojans.
DB Kelee Ringo: The fresher from Scottsdale, Ariz., was ranked as the nation's No. 1 cornerback out of senior high school last season. He will take the No. 5, as elderly defensive lineman Julian Rochester will...
I bought the Geigerrig 500 hydration bag in several months ago.
But a air leakage in seamed area in between as attached pictures was found when I use the bag in second time.
I am asking to replace this defect hydration bag as soon as possible.
Your early service would be highly appreciated.
Need help to know whether I've properly placed an order
Hi. I'm new to Drop and not sure I've properly started the process for ordering a Dan Durston Xp-1 tent. I have a profile and a user name. The site is showing that I've "requested" the tent. Does that mean I'm now just waiting for Drop to move through the process of ordering the product? Or, is there something else I need to do to place an order?