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John Davis (JNDavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Isle of Man
About Me Pre-Goretex backpacking mainly took in Snowdonia. Visits to the English Lake District started while attending Lancaster University, as did my first backpacking trips to Scotland. A Munro obsession grew, then ended on completion in 1986. No, I never told the record-keepers. Completion was followed immediately by trips to New Zealand, totalling 11 months, and to the Pyrenees. I have also backpacked in the Alps, Iceland, the Philippines, Zion NP and Ireland.
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All Forum Posts by John Davis

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SUS vs SUL?
Small volume packs have advantages, but not in all circumstances. For me, the following activities call for as small a pack as possible. 1) Scrambling. I've hauled an old-fashioned backpackin...

In GEAR » SUS vs SUL?
November 21, 1:06pm

Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
That's me told! Have set up a profile. Just one problem with staying on the subject. I have killed several threads stone dead when behaving properly. So, final thoughts on the Contrail. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
November 21, 12:41pm

Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
Thanks, David. It's cuter than I remembered, so thank heavens I didn't try drawing one from memory. Now, how would you midge-proof one if using only a tray-shaped groundsheet, instead of an inn...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
November 20, 2:11pm

Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
Apologies are due. Firstly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and my views may well be peculiar to me. I am sorry if my remarks caused any offence. There is an issue with the way things l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
November 18, 10:31am

Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
The Contrail looks ugly, and I'm sorry to say that's enough to take it off my short list. I carry two trekking poles, so why not use both of them at the front and include just one short pole at ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
November 09, 12:48pm

Laser Comp vs Akto
Wow! I've just followed the link. The Comp. sounds dreadful. I'll stick with my Akto for the time being. I'm on my second, having started with one of the originals made in Sweden. The Akto fit...

In GEAR » Laser Comp vs Akto
October 25, 1:09pm

Tarptent Rainbow Tent REVIEW
This tent is identical externally to the Phoenix Phreerunner/Phreeranger and would undoubtedly benefit from the same colour-coded guying arrangement as used by Phoenix. The designer of the Rainbow...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Rainbow Tent REVIEW
October 18, 10:02am

READERS - What do you want investigated in 2007?
Coping with midges with SUL techniques. You guys really should try the Scottish Highlands in May or June. What would you use for a Coast to Coast walk, say from Lochcarron to Montrose?

In Editor's Roundtable » READERS - What do you want investigated in 2007?
October 06, 1:26pm

Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles Review Summary and Gear Guide Overview
Never knew I was using Nordic Walking technique! Perhaps I use it because the only skiing course I've ever been on was a cross-country ski course. So, I like the introduction and have learned f...

In Editor's Roundtable » Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles Review Summary and Gear Guide Overview
October 03, 11:38am

Sipping the Waters: Techniques for Selecting Untreated Backcountry Water for Drinking
In the Cairngorms, rivers like the Tarf and Eidart carry peat-stained water which tastes delicious. In the villages, down in the glens, the water is chlorinated and tastes foul. It's a strong argum...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sipping the Waters: Techniques for Selecting Untreated Backcountry Water for Drinking
September 20, 1:23pm

All Reader Reviews by John Davis

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Integral Designs eVENT Rain Jacket
My rating is for eVent as I've not tried the jacket. I'm just shocked to see Ryan opting for XL and can't help wondering what size I would need. My Montane Air medium is fairly tight. This is at od...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 24, 1:32pm

Golite Jam
And a strong 3 from me too. The Jam has been my main pack for approx 18 months. It is close to needing replacement. The foam pad has developed folds as a result of careful use. It is hard to repla...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 01, 12:06pm