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ian wright (ianwright) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
About Me HOW: Plane - Train - Bus - Ferry - Hitch-Hiking - Walk

WHEN: Not often enough. Typical trip lasts 3months.

WHERE: Overseas to places I have always wondered about.

WHY: To appease my curiosity about the world. Get away from the norm. A bit of adventure.

ACCOMODATION: Cheap Hotels - Hostels - Tents - Derelict Buildings - Ferry floors.
StateNew South Wales
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I share your grief. I've been researching camcorders for ages but cannot get detailed information on the quality of the footage. It's amazing how much info is on the net and the extreme lac...

In Photography » Jargon buster
February 08, 4:11am

I stalk every Sublite thread and long for the day when I am ready to buy! Might be a Sublite Mark II by then. Question: Seems like the tyvek version handles rain quite well but is the sili bette...

In GEAR » The Sublite, a Scarp 1/2
November 26, 4:31am

What was that book? 'Fellowship of the Dingbats' !?! The stupid thing about my first trip was I needed precious little. Warm tropical Pacific islands, the only 'big' item I need...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy Weight Beginnings
November 26, 4:26am

Heavy Weight Beginnings
I was reading my diary/journal from my first trip overseas back in 1979, 4 months of island hopping in the Pacific. My pack not including any food or water weighed 18.5kg ! I think that's 40lbs...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy Weight Beginnings
November 25, 2:40pm

monopod idea
I have an aluminimum rod that makes me think of the possibility of making a 'monopod' as in the picture. Thread and baseplate on top and a bit of a point on the bottom. Could double as a t...

In Photography » monopod idea
October 18, 4:25am

Hi John, I know about the poles so not wanting to stuff it but roll it tight and use velcro or some simple system to keep it compact. If I ever get rich I'll buy both versions! Ian

In GEAR » Tyvek v Silinylon
September 16, 4:07pm

John, do you know which packs down smaller? I would think that tyvek may be bulier but I'm only presuming. The size of the packed tent is of interest to me if there is a noticeable difference. ...

In GEAR » Tyvek v Silinylon
September 16, 4:33am

Tyvek v Silinylon
I've been watching the TT Sublite threads with interest and thinking of buying one when I'm ready for a new tent. I'm not clear on what varying qualities would make people buy a tyve...

In GEAR » Tyvek v Silinylon
September 10, 4:32pm

Video - next big thing
I've been researching camcorders and although mind-numbing for a novice I have learned a lot. Such as, there are a LOT of variables ! Except for the price I like the Sony HDR-TG1 (I think th...

In Photography » Video - next big thing
September 10, 5:30am

> Apart from Unobtanium, there is no other tent material (fabric,laminate,whatever) that can eliminate condensation in all situations. < Franco, I've heard that Unobtainium is readily ...

In GEAR » Sublite and Condensation
September 08, 2:37am

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