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Andrew Wilson (andreww) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Vosges
About Me A PCTr 1998, all home-sewn, I've persued outdoor pursuits lightweight since. Currently I'm riding my 1983 Raleigh super-comp through the passes of the Vosges.
CityStrasbourg
StateBas-Rhin
CountryFrance

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Crocs
They're not really part of the new, sporty-set represented by this selection, nor are they really "minimalist" orthopedically, nor are they suitable at all for running, but I have fou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 30, 4:13am

Panasonic GH1 report
I'm just recovering from a long trip, and thought I thought I'd add my field experience with the GH1. I hiked from Erfurt, Germany to Rome (because Martin Luther did 500 years ago) betwe...

In Photography » Panasonic GH1 report
December 14, 7:44am

Yes... but the tensioners
I would normally go with those lengths, as the cord is so ridiculously light. But if I use the tensioners, it's less the maximum that concerns me, but the minimum. It seems to me that this w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stealth Nano Guyline length recommendations
July 29, 10:51pm

Stealth Nano Guyline length recommendations
I'm the happy owner of the stealth Nano and need to cut my guyline kit down to size. Any recommendations on what lengths to use for the tieouts? (using tensioners) Thanks. Andrew

In Make Your Own Gear » Stealth Nano Guyline length recommendations
July 29, 12:33pm

Trip Planning Software
I'm setting out to follow various pilgrimage routes from Erfurt Germany, to Rome (roughly in the steps of Martin Luther, for those who care). I've assembled various snippets of routes towar...

In GEAR » Trip Planning Software
April 16, 3:45am

Ice-axe camera mount
Still a bit heavy, but clever; an ice axe drives nicely into the ground where there's no snow, too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Axe-Camera-Mount/

In Photography » Ice-axe camera mount
April 06, 1:08pm

Cool Ideas, have Camera
Thanks for the responses; the camera ones are intriguing, but I happen already to have a camera that I'm not willing to part with. Can anybody make a case for traditional old GPSs?

In GEAR » GPS for pilgrimage blogging
March 30, 8:10am

Not opposed to iPhone/phone alternatives
Just to clarify: I'm not opposed to the smart-phone solutions; I need to make a budget--including for data plans [keeping in mind German, Swiss, and Italian roaming]--and I need to know what al...

In GEAR » GPS for pilgrimage blogging
March 29, 11:40am

Thanks... other replies
Thanks, Phil for the ref. I'll put it into the bucket. Any other ideas out there?

In GEAR » GPS for pilgrimage blogging
March 29, 5:46am

GPS for pilgrimage blogging
In the fast-changing, and market-sensitive world of GPS purchase, I thought I'd sound the experts here on what device I should investigate for an upcoming adventure. My wife and I we'll ...

In GEAR » GPS for pilgrimage blogging
March 29, 3:59am

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