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Re: BP-L?
I am going to defend Mr Caffin here... he said 'greater comfort' ... not... 'you can't do it' You also said 'it is not uncomfortable'... your 'not uncomfortable&#...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1A: Testing Overview and List of Packs Tested
September 19, 11:49pm

use percentage of body weight when calculating base load
Be careful also on food weights... listening to 65kg (143lb) folks talk about their 750g per day (24oz)may be a tough ask for an 82kg (180lb) fella... who may use about 1kg (2.2lb) of food per day...

In Gear Lists » Need Help with My big 4!!
September 11, 6:54pm

Re: Re: pack comfort ... and carrying water
Roger, re water carrying... you have a different option with keeping water bottles in the pack. I was more pointing out that that technique is not the only one employed in Australia and ergo is pe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1A: Testing Overview and List of Packs Tested
September 11, 6:22pm

heavy weight harness hipbelts
A lot of heavy weight harnesses use gaps/ indentations/cupping etc to make way for hip bones and have been for many decades.

In GEAR » Split your hipbelt??
September 11, 2:02am

Alpine tents able to withstand wind and snowload
Have a look at the Wilderness Equipment First Arrow... it is a classic 2 1/2 person 3kg tent that is well known in Australian alpine bushwalking. IMHO it is superior to the Macpac Olympus another ...

In GEAR » Which tents under 3kg will take 100km/h winds from any direction?
September 11, 1:58am

new harness ideas
Aarns packs are very interesting and it is great to see new ideas – got to try one a few months back… I really liked the way the shoulder straps moved with you as you climbed up. (though to be ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1B: Theory and Technology
September 08, 10:40pm

pack comfort ... and carrying water
Geez Rodger you sure picked a tough gig on this one. Good on you. Qualitative data is easy to come by in packs - just check out some of the manufacturers websites. There are some very expensive pa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1A: Testing Overview and List of Packs Tested
September 08, 9:56pm

BPL dual chamber pillows
I use one of those inflatable pillows from here (the twin one) and wrap whatever clothing/cloth that is not hanging out ... my pack is usually undr my feet and day clothes are generally hanging up ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pillows? Multi-use head padding? What do you do?
August 12, 4:24am

Re: Re: Solid-vs-liquid foods
Another perspective! My other sport is mountain bike endurance racing... and 24hrs races are up there as the longest time spent actually in the saddle as opposed to stage races which may go for a ...

In GEAR » Solid-vs-liquid foods
August 11, 5:04am

Experiential Learning in the Heart of Utah
Really tremendous stuff! How lucky that school is to have you introduce lightweight backpacking to the students! How many kids would really 'get' the bush if their introduction was enjoyabl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Experiential Learning in the Heart of Utah
May 19, 6:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Healy

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Fairydown 170gsm long sleeve T
As has been posted previously - 100% merino wool at 17 micron or less -rocks. soft comfortable performance that doen't smell etc... drawbacks... weight... In my size my Icebreaker 190gsm lon...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 28, 4:28am

Icebreaker Skin 200 boxer briefs
Been using IB stuff now for about 7years. The moths holes finally got to numerous on a previous pair of IB shorts - a big problem with all wool gear ya really gotta keep the camphor up to them - so I...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 19, 8:14am

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I love this piece of luxury! I use 2 of the dual compartment types stacked on top of each other. No more finding stuff to squish together when your WB's are soaked... then having to constantly rea...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 07, 5:04pm

Vargo Titanium Nail Tent Stake
A small thing perhaps, but the Vargo Titanium Nail Tent Stake is a winner! Having one of these in with the pack of BMW Lazr Tent Stakes and you never worry about hard/stony ground again. Just make ...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 3:03am

Golite Hex 3
Looking for a lightweight shelter for 2 people plus gear? Looking for a shelter that is robust enough for high winds with rain and sleet? Looking for a bit more space so you can cook and hang out in ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 09, 3:02am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
How can you not commend the BMW bivy sack?! Very waterproof, very breathable, very light and bugproof and adds a few degrees to your sleeping bag especially if there is a bit of a breeze going. The ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 09, 2:55am

Macpac Amp 35
For the past year my self and girlfriend have been mostly using Macpac Amp 35 which is about the size of a normal 45l (approx 2700ci) pack. I normally carry a total of between 7 - 14kg (15.4lb – 30lb)...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 2:53am