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b willi jones (mrjones) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale NZ,,, best place in the world !?
About Me kia ora, i was born in '74 in the 'shadow of Aoraki' (Mt Cook) in a town called Twizel, in the South Island of New Zealand. i havnt lived there for quite some time, but i still call it home. im not getting any younger, but i love getting outdoors and acting the goat.

favorite quote - "less is more, more or less"
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All Forum Posts by b willi jones

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gear lists
how good of a feeling is it, when you get back from a trip, check your gear/packed list, and find that there is nothing on it you would have changed... for that particular trip,, it was the perfect...

In Gear Lists » gear lists
April 28, 7:52pm

luna tabu
the sole is like a thin semi textured rubber, i think its the same stuff they use on the footbed on some of their sandals, so it should hold up pretty good,, i plan to use them on their own. its re...

In GEAR » luna tabu
April 18, 4:10pm

luna tabu
just picked me up a pair of these for around camp and in huts,,, will be trying them out soon

In GEAR » luna tabu
April 18, 3:49pm

Feet: not dry, but warm"
im in New Zealand,, and wet feet seem to be part of the game. i wear NB trail shoes which have heaps of mesh (and are the most comfortable shoes ive ever had,, i have a few pair and wear them all t...

In GEAR » Feet: not dry, but warm
April 12, 4:10am

Re: Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
umm,,, you say that the Spirit Quilt is awesome except one thing,,, it only has one pad attachment strap,,, why dont you just get more straps sewn on to keep it in place better

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 09, 11:47pm

yeah, it is heavy, and i do have a ti cup, but i always take the Kupilka 21 on all my trips and use it at home too,,, i just like the shape,,, and it holds the perfect amount of liquid for my taste

In GEAR » Callback: Kupilka
April 07, 4:25am

Re: Re: Re: Suggest a foam pad!
if you are trying to save money,,, then just use what you got

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 23, 6:45pm

Re: Suggest a foam pad!
i wouldnt have thought you needed to ask. i thought you were the man when it comes to sleeping pads and would have it nailed by now with the amount of bikepacking you have done,,, you voted 8 diffe...

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 22, 6:41pm

Re: Stability
ive never had an issue with stability of the bcb, just make sure you are level before you krank it up, its pretty simple. i like the way the base inverts for storage, i like some of my gear as c...

In GEAR » BackCountry Boiler
July 10, 4:15am

Re: How many sleeping bags do you own?
ive been through a few different bags, but the following are my keepers katabatic alsek top bag mld spirit 38 quilt phd filler bag these used on their own or in combination cover pretty...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 6:46pm

All Reader Reviews by b willi jones

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Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30
i have the MLD Spirit 38 and find it to be a very versatile bit of equipment. the weather here in NZ can get a tad wet and having a synthetic quilt can be a good option. i also have a down quilt, but ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 15, 5:13am

Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid Cuben
another fantastic product from MLD. ive had a 2 person tunnel tent from fairydown, and an MSR Hubba, but this cuben Solomid from MLD is something else... i use hiking poles from Leki, so didnt see...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
July 15, 4:41am

MLD Super Prophet
getting a new pack was a tough decision for me. being in NZ, you dont get a lot of choice at the local outdoor stores, and getting one made from MLD was going to take time and money, so it had to be r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 15, 4:06am