Richard Smith (Seronac)

Richard Smith (Seronac)

Orem, UT

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Hiking & Camping

Richard Smith (Seronac)'s Bio

I am from Texas, but currently live in Utah. I love trees, cool breezes, and majestic mountains. I also enjoy arts and literature and teaching. I have a wife and four children.

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Richard Smith (Seronac)

Richard Smith (Seronac) wrote a review of on May 17, 2010

4 5

This is a nice little monocular with good glass, easy to carry size and easy to use controls. As long as you keep it at 10x, the view is quite clear, but once you get it up to 30x, it's quite a bit harder to see things and the depth of field is very narrow. So, don't plan on using 30x for very long, and get a little tripod for it. But, overall, it's a good, capable little mono at a great price.

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Richard Smith (Seronac) wrote a review of on July 11, 2008

2 5

While this device is pretty handy, and it does what it says, it has some serious flaws: First, the instruction sheet is printed in 8-point micro-font, most easily readable in full sunlight, with a magnifying glass (Be careful not to set it on fire!). Second, the scale is settable only in the format of 1:xxx... This is fine for topo maps that have that scale printed on them, but useless for those civilian maps that just have a graphical scale on them (Unless you have a math degree.). If you need something like this, go ahead and spend the big bucks on a better one (Suck it up, Buttercup!)

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Richard Smith (Seronac) wrote a review of on May 23, 2007

4 5

The MSR MIOX Water Purifier is a small, easy to use solution for those who need pure water while out on the trail or in emergency situations at home.
I bought the MIOX Purifier for emergency preparedness purposes, but I can tell that it would be great for use away from home, too.
I have practiced with it and found it easy to use and the directions quite clear.
My only concerns about it are the slight addition of sodium and oxidants to the water, and the fact that it does no filtering. However, I am thinking that running the water through a coffee filter and then an inexpensive, basic sort of charcoal filter would help with that.

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