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Ross Krogh

Ross Krogh

SW-OH, N-KY, N-IL, E-WI, all of MN, S-CA

Ross's Passions

Camping
Paddling

Ross's Bio

Medical Device Engineer. Neither my wife nor three girls took to camping. My youngest daughter is leaving for college. My bright, lovable 3yr old adopted son is handicapped and developmentally delayed but loves exploring the outdoors and my wife needs regular respite. Can you think of a better reason to carry a 50+ lb pack?

Ross Krogh

Ross Krogh wrote a review of on April 25, 2011

3 5

Appearance: passable quality, some rough, multiple pass but sturdy stitching.

Fit: Different. It feels a bit backwards even when on correctly. No limitation in range of motion or, just a bit off.

Conditions: Over two dozen hikes, most between 3-5 miles@~3.5 mi/hr, that is, really hoofing it. Several longer hikes, ~9 miles@2-3 mi/hr. All 15-40 degree F weather. 3 in modest rain. All wearing a fleece 1/4 zip and a about 1/3 with a Marmot Precip shell for wind and rain/snow protection.

Performance: Always comfortable, dries fast. I was never uncomfortable. No sign of wear yet, but they've been pretty well protected.

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Ross Krogh

Ross Krogh wrote a review of on April 22, 2009

5 5

The BA site says it works as a shower and, what do you know, it does just fine with the silicone hose from by miniworks and a surgical hose clamp. Now I wish I'd have gotten black and not terra cotta, though. I have no problem filling my insulated air core with about 13-14 'pumps'. After seeing the, ehem, 'liquid' inside a clear mattress after a season of use, filling with dry air can't help but add to longevity and maintain insulating factor.

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Ross Krogh

Ross Krogh wrote a review of on April 22, 2009

4 5

I hike with my 3 year old and got the Emerald Mountain 3 a couple months back. I am very pleased with its size, ease of set up, and a special use of the pentagon shaped footprint. On the second trip out I found myself packing the footprint in the front pocket of my pack for use as a lunch, napping and dinner tarp. 6 stakes, 3 lines and a single hiking pole go up in less than 5 minutes, come down in the same and povide exceptional protection from wind and light rain. I stake the the vestibule point down first, then the adjacent points slightly in and forward of a normal tent strike. I stake the opposite grommets loosly with guys and then raise the center between them to about 50 inches with the foam handle of a hiking pole. A few quick adjustments and the short sides lay tight against the ground while the whole pitch is taught. My son naps back in the sheltered corner on his pad and I can sit out of the sun and rain and read or nap myself. I plan to use the same set up on our upcoming day hike. At 11 oz plus a few lines, its a pretty good set up. I appreciate multi-purpose gear.

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