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Mark Fowler (KramRelwof) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mark Fowler

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My thoughts
I have been looking at upgrading my Panasonic LX7. I set the standard as 24mm as the base wide angle setting with some zoom - don't want a fixed length lens - but I don't really need anythi...

In Photography » Compact wide angle big sensor?
November 22, 5:16pm

Hypocrisy
I sense a little hypocrisy from MSR as they refuse to acknowledge that cooking in a tent is relatively safe while they will happily make and sell you a hanging kit to let you cook in your tent. I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 13, 2:30pm

Overpants more important
You would be better off with waterproof overpants for those really wet, cold and windy days that you can experience. Wear them for the start of the day and remove once things warm up a bit if need...

In GEAR » Lightest Gaiter available
November 07, 3:09am

Not needed
You don't really need gaiters for the Overland Track - only needed if you choose to do some off track or longer, less walked side trips.

In GEAR » Lightest Gaiter available
November 05, 2:59pm

How about the Canon G7X
An alternative to the Sony RX100 M3 is the new Canon G7X. Same size and weight, better zoom - 24-100 f1.8-2.8 and uses the Sony 1" sensor. It even got a better DxOMark Score 71 compared to 6...

In GEAR » New camera
October 28, 3:12pm

Possible reasons
I suspect the reason for your problem was the O ring that makes the seal between the stove and the canister. If it is damaged then gas will leak out the joint between the stove and the canister. ...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 17, 4:03pm

Refuges will be closing for the season
You might want to take some cooking gear as many refuges start to close for the season towards the end of September. The Queyras is an interesting and rarely visited part of the Alps by non-Fren...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in the French Alps
September 03, 4:38pm

Unsupported always
My view is that supported attempts remove the relevance of the route so the athlete could run any equivalent distance/elevation route and achieve the same result. The route provides a set of challe...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
August 28, 4:55pm

Battery life is marketing hype
Don't believe the headlines. The 5 week battery life is based on NOT using the GPS or sensors so no point buying the watch if that's what you need in the way of battery life. Battery life ...

In GEAR » Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
June 29, 12:13am

Some comments
In recognition of the issues with digital compasses the Suunto Vector has a bubble level on the dial so that you can get the watch horizontal for reasonably accurate results. Few, if any, other wat...

In GEAR » Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
June 28, 12:49am

All Reader Reviews by Mark Fowler

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Suunto Vector
I have used a Suunto Vector for the past 8 years (at least 200 days) and it has worked flawlessly. I use the watch, alarm, compass and altimeter/barometer functions. I replace the battery each year a...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
October 25, 11:00pm