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Dr Andrew Allan (mathouramedical) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Melbourne
About Me I am interested in XCD skiing, bushwalking, backcountry fly fishing, and packrafting, particularly in NZ. My recent interests are in reducing the weight of stuff I have to carry (as I approach 45), and BPL has allowed me to think very laterally about all this, and I look forward to my next NZ adventure in Jan08, as I hope I can carry a lot less than I have done previously.

I am a GP in Melbourne with a gorgeous and fantastic wife, and 4 daughters, trying to excite them all about enjoying the outdoors to the fullest
CityMelbourne
StateVictoria
CountryAustralia

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All Forum Posts by Dr Andrew Allan

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Inflatable pillow
I am a side sleeper, and have tried a MB pillow, and although it looked great, I haven't found it that comfy. The flexair pillows are too thin. The best, and perhaps ultimate, pillow I hav...

In GEAR » Inflatable pillow?
November 26, 4:42am

Tape sealing PU coated fabrics
I've been told by Sheri Tingley, owner of Alpacka rafts in Alaska(a separate obsession in their own right!), that Tyvek building tape (used to stick building paper together) sticks really well ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Sealing Silnylon Seams
September 12, 7:20am

All Reader Reviews by Dr Andrew Allan

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Hilleberg Nallo 3GT 2005
Yep, I agree it's a small tent with 3 - even when sharing with 2 children. However with 2, it is great - plenty of room, especially for storing gear. Great for ski touring, when you can dig down a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
March 29, 4:20am

Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
Wow,it is ACTUALLY waterproof. It is comfortable, fits firmly, and doesn't leak . It also has a huge brim to keep the sun/driving rain/snow off, and doesn't look too ridiculous. I think I'...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 04, 3:36am

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
I've had mine for a few years, and have mixed feelings - I'm not convinced they're waterproof, although they're at least pretty water resistant. an alternative explanation is that per...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 04, 3:31am

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
I've had mine for a few years, and have mixed feelings - I'm not convinced they're waterproof, although they're at least pretty water resistant. an alternative explanation is that per...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 04, 3:30am

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
I've had mine for a few years, and have mixed feelings - I'm not convinced they're waterproof, although they're at least pretty water resistant. an alternative explanation is that per...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 04, 3:30am

Vargo 1.3 L Titanium Pot
This replaces my ancient and oxidising Sigg aluminium billies, which may be causing me Alzheimer's ....what was I saying?.......... It is beautifully made, and exceptionally light - it hasn'...

In Cookware - Titanium
October 04, 3:22am

Carbelas GORE-TEX® PacLite® Rainy River Parka
Purchased because it was cheap and paclite goretex. Good size, good hood, compact. Front pockets are very deep, and difficult to get things out of. Cover over zip is held in place by press studs at...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 12, 7:53am

Montbell Torrent Flier Pants
Bought over the internet, I thought these might be packlite goretex , however actually made out of some form of 3 ply goretex, but still very light and compact. No problems here. Design somwhat wei...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 12, 7:44am

Montbell Thermawrap pants
I recently acquired these pants, and have been very pleased with their weight and performance when used ski touring in Australia. They weight less, and are a lot less bulky than fiberpile pants, which...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 29, 4:48am

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
I read great reviews about this parka, and I am happy to say that, for the uses I have, it has been great. I live in Australia, and was after a lightweight insulted jacket for ski touring, and als...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 26, 5:59am