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Shahrin Bin Shariff (zzmelayu) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale In the shadow of Table Mountain
About Me Love walking. Haven't done much since getting married and having 4 children. Nearing retirement and dreaming of doing the PCT.
CityCape Town
CountrySouth Africa
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All Forum Posts by Shahrin Bin Shariff

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Love this article Mike. A little jolt to the system (mine) ... to remind myself it is not complicated at all.

In Editor's Roundtable » One Night At A Time
October 08, 8:17am

Check out Alan Dixon's trip
Alan Dixon (BPL editor-at-large) and his fiance did a "couples" trip in NZ in 2006 using Lightweight Gear. Check out his trip report. ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Gear for NZ conditions
May 03, 5:38am

To carry or not to carry...
I stopped using an SLR in 1980 (Nikon FM) because the inconvenience. I toyed around with various P&S but never satisfied with the results. Last year. my wife bought a cheap DSLR Nikon D40 w...

In Photography » SLR users, confess
May 13, 12:34am

Daily Wear
I started using these 5 years ago and no longer have the hassle of storing fluid, cases, etc etc. I use BPL eye dropper to store some all-in-one liquid to use as eye-drops as and when is needed. ...

In GEAR » Storage of contact lenses
May 12, 1:51am

Re: make your own
>>Can you sew? You can make a light and *very* breatheable bivy using Momentum 90 fabric from Use silnylon for the floor, M-90 for the top, and mesh over the head and face. Mi...

In GEAR » Shelter and Rain Gear and Bivy
December 02, 11:16am

Re: Garmin GPSmap 60CSx $229 at Dicks
>>So far, not all that impressed with what it can do for "turn-by-turn" street directions but that's not what this unit was meant for. Robert, I had this model since 2003 and...

In Gear Deals » Garmin CPSmap 60CSx $229 at Dicks
December 02, 4:14am

Miguel, did you carry your Nikon?
>> I'm also working on about 850 photographs so that is taking time to whittle down and then process. Miguel, BTW did you bite the bullet and carried your Nikon D70 & 18-200mm on...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chamonix
November 29, 5:33pm

Re: Re: Shelter for the Alps... Hard Time Deciding
>>Jeroen, Haha! How small the world is! Two years ago I read the account by Dave and Michele! It was that account that actually inspired me to try walking in the Alps. I never thought I'...

In GEAR » Shelter for the Alps... Hard Time Deciding
November 29, 5:00pm

Re: Re: Shelter for the Alps... Hard Time Deciding
Miguel/Jeroen Thank you for your feedback. Just finished seam sealing the TT. >>Keep that in mind. Remember you're trying to get your wife and daughter to LOVE hiking with you i...

In GEAR » Shelter for the Alps... Hard Time Deciding
November 29, 4:52pm

Re: Clarifications
If you don't like using clothing or other articles in the shoulder strap and hip belt, then simply place the foam in them and you never have to open the velcro closures if you don't wish to...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
November 28, 10:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Shahrin Bin Shariff

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought the SL1 before joining BPL. It was marketed as the lightest tent in 2004-2005. Have used it over 20+ times solo. In retrospect, I should have bought the SL2. If it is mainly used for solo...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 27, 3:25pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
After reading the book, I passed it to my 10-year old as part of her preparation for our TMB hike. She loved it. Especially the cartoons. Finally it registered on her why I cut our sleep pads, or w...

In Books and Media
November 27, 3:05pm

Light My Fire Spork
We bought for Papa Bear, one for Mama Bear, and one for Baby Bear. Used it when camping and used it at home. Fun factor is high. Have survived 2 months with constant use and gets lots of r...

In Cookware - Other
November 27, 2:39pm

Rab Carrington Quantum Elite Top Bag
I bought this bag in London for GBP99. The Snow+Rock matched an internet price of GPB99 instead of retail price of GBP139. The first real test was -4 degC in the French Alps (Le Lac Blanc) at 2300m ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
October 23, 3:16pm