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Warning sign indeed
Hi James and Amy, Again superb writing, as usual. Thanks. I am looking forward for your next adventure. Might I ask what made you choose the AAT? It isn't exactly one of Europe's bes...

In Post-Trip Reports » Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
July 06, 7:30am

independently or organised?
First things first: will you visit the region independently or organised? And if independently, do you prefer backpacking independently or with support (guide and/or pack horses)? Will you trek so...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ladakh, Zanskar
June 12, 11:31am

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody: state of the DWR after four days of field use
I must admit that I initially returned my first Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody (BDAS) due to the fit around my neck. After David’s review, I decided to give it a second chance (and sizing up to...

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review
May 28, 11:57am

no gpx support
One might look up an earlier BPL-post regarding the Explorer: it will not offer gpx-support. Wim

In GEAR » Delorme inReach SE or wait for the Explorer?
May 18, 6:02am

no gpx support
In my quest to purchase a non-geostationary satellite communication device, Manfred's post shifted my interest from the Delorme Inreach SE towards the Delorme Explorer as it might render carryi...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
April 28, 11:32pm

Re: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
Hi Richard, Thanks for taking out the time and energy to do this and previous tests. Invaluable information for hikers in need of a good windshirt. So, the fabric is indeed polyester/elastane...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 07, 11:28pm

Re: Re: My experience with the BD Alpine Sport Hoody
Yes, but I have to admit I now have second guesses and I can’t redo my ‘suck test’ anymore as I have returned the BD Alpine Start. I can recall with much certainty that the RAB Alpine is ...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 02, 1:34pm

My experience with the BD Alpine Sport Hoody
I owned a Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody but returned it. Black Diamond needs to work on its fit: the diameter of the neck area was so small that, during a hike, the jacket slowly but certain bec...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 01, 12:14pm

Re: Lab Tested - RAB Alpine & Boreas
Thanks Richard. Excellent new information regarding the ongoing wind shirt conundrum. I am somehow surprised of the relatively high CFM rating for the RAB Alpine. Though I have to admit anecdotal ...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 23, 12:19am

Re: How to calculate the costs for a long-distance hike in Western Europe
RE health care. If you're covered through a EU, EEA or Swiss health care scheme, getting an EU health care card might be an interesting tip to add. When travelling through the EU, EEA and Swiss...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How to calculate the costs for a long-distance hike in Western Europe
February 13, 1:19pm

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