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Andy Jarman (AndyJarman) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me Spent my youth addicted to world travel, am now a recovering travelholic trying to pretend I enjoy suburbia...
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Here we go again!
I have finally resolved, after three years of experimentation, that a large sized (wide) Neoair Xlite with the end folded over and held in place with my belt is THE answer for me. Unfortunately I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 01, 5:51pm

Different sized rapid pure filters
Just to clarify things, (I'm not always at my best before my morning coffee...) The same filter is used in the Water Bottle Pioneer Straw* and The Scout only The Water Bottle s...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 25, 6:05pm

Double UltraCeram media and an iodine tablet.
So you could put an iodine tablet in it and run two filters in series if the water was particularly obnoxious. Two 'Scouts' ( a primary and a backup) and a blister pack of tablets shou...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 25, 5:32pm

How do you know when your rapid pure becomes a rapid dodgy?
Thanks Roger. I've been hovering between my Steripen (hate batteries) and Sawyer squeeze mini (those pigs and goats do not just bath in the puddles I drink from). This looks like an answer, E...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 5:59pm

The best in the whole wide world?

In Editor's Roundtable » The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World
September 11, 2:24am

Wilderness First Aid Training
I recently attended a four day Wilderness First Aid training course for first reponders. Advice for wounds was as follows; Do not apply disinfectant or alcohol to wounds. This kills the ti...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 23, 9:19pm

Xtherm durability
Left my Xtherm packing sack behind and just stuffed the pad in the bottom of my backpack. Ripped it in two places with one inch rips - it was rubbing against something in the pack. Patched it wit...

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
July 16, 3:45am

Baffle construction
I've always wondered, are the baffles through-stitched or do they use box-construction with a divider between the inner and outer fabric? The stitching looks very pronounced for box construction.

In Editor's Roundtable » Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review
June 13, 12:24am

For the chromosomally compromised.
I love my Miles Gear Pico bivy. Granted its 5 ounces heavier than the ML Soul, but at half the price it includes full seam sealing, a hoop, and enough room to read a book inside. It is very roomy...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
May 07, 4:54pm

Zpacks Cuben
Have you seen what John Abela had to say about the Zpacks jacket? I think he was the first to publicise the static head figures for the newer fabric that they are now using. http://hikelighter....

In GEAR » ZPacks WPB Cuben Fiber Jacket vs. OR Helium II vs. ?
April 10, 8:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Andy Jarman

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None Ultra-light 318g UL outdoor inflatable
I have just ordered a clear polythene Neo Air look alike from China. Can inflate top and bottom halves separately - think about that Cascade Designs. Zero R rating info. 318g. $23. Will provide a r...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 10, 8:33pm