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Acute Mountain Sickness strikes

On a backpack this weekend up the Fish Creek Trail to San Gorgonio (11,503′), my backpacking partner was struck with Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) on Aug 20.  As with all of the cases I have run into ...

Breaking the chain

When purchasing a chain to drag a tire along the road, the first concern is to make sure the chain is long enough to wrap around the tire.  Virtually any classic chain will do.  At least I thought. I wanted ...

Newest supporters

Thank you Cheryl H. of Fallbrook, CA, and Stephanie C. of Liberty Township, OH, for your generous donations! These will help pay for satellite phone airtime. ...

What’s for dinner?

What do you eat for dinner on a winter expedition? Calories! You have to get nutrition but if you don’t have the calories to fuel you, it’s a rough one. Tonite’s dinner is mountain house ...

Sharpness test of Nikon 180mm f2.8 AF lens

We tested a recently purchased Nikon 180mm f2.8 lens for sharpness. The D200 camera settings were: JPG-Fine, manual, Exposure Comp +0.0EV, ISO 100, WB Sun, AF-S, all images auto-focus, color mode Ia, Tone: ...

How to get rid of flicker when making time lapse movies from D200 intervalometer shoots

When making time lapse movie of DSLR intervalometer shot sequences, there is an inevitable flicker in the resulting video because there are tiny variations in where the aperture is set every time a shot is ...