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David Laurie (bushwalker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale NSW Australia
About Me keen bushwalker and mountain biker
part-time beekeeper
CityLake Macquarie

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Esbit or Alcohol ??
I have both here - a couple of Esbits (which are cheap enough for everyone to have one..), and a Trangia metho' stove.. The Esbit is probably better for shorter and quicker trips; but I woul...

In GEAR » Esbit or Alcohol Stove?
January 24, 11:39pm

Cutting weight?
Don't forget the number one way to cut weight is still to drop your own body weight, (while still maintaining healthy muscle mass, and adequate fat layers..). For anyone whose body fat is as h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultalight Bicycle Panniers
September 04, 8:53am

Sarongs, Bandannas, and 'Head tubes'
When it comes to having 'multiple use' gear, what could be a better example of true multi-use than having a sarong, bandanna, and one of those new-fangled lightweight head-tubes included am...

In Multiple Use Gear » Sarongs, Bandannas, and 'Head tubes'
September 04, 8:37am

NOLS going light(er) ?
I have some NOLS books in my personal library here, but I have never been able to take their gear lists, in those books, too seriously; (plenty good info' in other sections, just not their main...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
August 15, 9:22am

Torn Rotator Cuff ? Or Torn Trapezius ??
I would not think either injury would be caused by simply wearing any type of pack, in and of itself... Maybe by lifting a heavy pack, in a bad and awkward manner, with that one arm; or if pullin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Expert Answers How Safe is Ultralight Hiking?
July 22, 5:54am

Re: Re: Compass recommendation?
I think Silva has the best quality among the popular brands, especially with their more top-end models; but at the same time Brunton and Suunto seem to give better value-for-money for their simil...

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
July 13, 9:29am

Re: Re: Re: hiking in skirts
Bugs and Ticks ? I would imagine the problem would be the same whether you wore skirts or shorts or went naked.. If you sweat less, and hence smelt less, in either skirts or shorts, in compari...

In GEAR » skirt vs. pants
June 23, 8:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re:How do you pack your pack?
: "only a fool would ignore female breast ..." well said, old chap.. well said.

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack your pack?
June 16, 10:52am

Re: carrying load on your belt
Why not move your bumbag or daypack to the front, and hang (securely) off the shoulder straps (just above chest strap..) - moves some of the weight forward and up (allowing you to stand up straight...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » carrying load on your belt
June 16, 10:34am

Re: barenaked
I often walk barefoot (often times all over !!) depending on the conditions - when going on day walks I will have a pair of sandals (usually Tevas) for when the tracks get rough and sharp.. For ove...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Barefoot
June 16, 10:11am

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Arc'Teryx Sirrus Jacket
I haven't tried them (yet..), but I've seen similar jackets advertised from a handful of companies recently - including Paddy Pallin and Mammut... You may find other hybrid jackets availabl...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 07, 1:29am