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joe newton (holdfast) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Bergen, Norway
About Me 40 years old and currently living in Bergen, Norway although originally from England.
My Website URLhttp://thunderinthenight.blogspot.com/
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All Forum Posts by joe newton

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Think Rulk, not Pulk:
From Finnmarksvidda Winter 2011 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/myog_rulk.html http://www.fjaderlatt.se/2010/04/across-sarek-in-winter-rebooted-rulk.html From Finn...

In GEAR » Pulk / sled for winter backpacking?
December 18, 12:31pm

"The only way to keep your hands dry is to buy a caravan"
Andy Kirkpatrick with some salient advice on gloves and climbing: http://www.andy-kirkpatrick.com/articles/view/the_truth_about_gloves "You can buy 100% waterproof gloves, but no matter ...

In GEAR » Waterproof and tough Gloves for scrambling.
November 19, 8:35am

Mesh
String/mesh base-layers still going strong and working well here in Norway. Brynje: http://www.brynje.no/english/philosophy.html (Ryan can be seen wearing one here - http://ryanjordan.com/...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Future of Baselayers
November 11, 9:00am

Watching. Brief.
Suunto +1 Bomber.

In GEAR » Multifunction Watches
November 09, 11:55am

Rab Alpine
I have two Rab Alpines, the older pull-over and the more recent jacket. Both have a DWR treatment. My favourite combination for XC ski trips is a PowerDry hoody, the Boreas as a mid layer and...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Present and Future of Windshirts
October 31, 2:31pm

Re: "Winter footwear? I'm befuddled."
Re: Tom: "I'm not sure if the recent BPL winter article answers my concern either" Actually I thought Dave linked to two excellent resources on the subject in his line: "My...

In Winter Hiking » Winter footwear? I'm befuddled.
October 28, 1:20am

Thumbs up
Great photos, nice fish and interesting gear list. Thanks for sharing this Ryan.

In Editor's Roundtable » Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness: Photo Essay
October 10, 3:59am

Panasonic TS4/FT3
I've been using my FT3 for a couple of months now but not coming from a 'photography' background you will have to excuse my lack of knowledge when it comes to the technical aspects. I b...

In GEAR » Another camera thread... Panasonic TS4?
May 09, 11:44pm

Re: Frameless
I have used the larger GoLite Quest as a packraft hauling pack. I ran it first with the stays and plastic framesheet in place but eventually removed the stays and found the pack to be way more comf...

In GEAR » GoLite Pursuit frameless?
April 15, 1:27am

Warming fire
Talking of stopping to build a fire, wasn't the skills and techniques required to start a warming fire in sh*tty conditions one of the articles you were going to write (either for your blog or ...

In GEAR » Spring skirafting case study/gear dissection
April 09, 11:39pm

All Reader Reviews by joe newton

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Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
Pretty much the bible when it comes to winter backcountry travel and camping, and not just on skis. Knowledgeable, interesting, humorous and Mike's illustrations are cute and technically astute. ...

In Books and Media
June 13, 11:31am

Terra Nova Laser Competition
Couldn't agree more with the other reviewer. It's a cinch to set up and while there are a couple of obvious tiny compromises to keep the weight low (single zip on the door, etc) it really is a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 16, 11:03am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased the Short version of this much lauded/derided sleeping mat and have to say it proved to be nothing less than exceptional. I'm a smidge over 6 feet and around 190lbs and once I realised...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 15, 3:10pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
I agree with Sam's review above. The Inov-8 Debris Gaiter is almost perfect. The fit and functionality of the product was just what I was looking for when trail running and backpacking. Stretch...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 22, 4:04am

Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spoon
I swapped my previously beloved Primus folding Ti spork for the Alphalight spoon (long version) for a couple of reasons. The Alphalight is longer (no more messy knuckles when eating freeze-dried meals...

In Cookware - Other
May 22, 3:34am

Montane Lite-speed
I've been wearing this jacket for over a year now and it gets used maybe three times a week for hiking, backpacking, road and trail running. It is light, packable and just weather resistant enough...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 22, 3:22am

Optimus (Brunton in US) Folding Ti Spork
I already had a Light My Fire plastic spork which worked perfectly well, weighed next to nothing, cost a couple of quid but kept getting lost in my food/cooking bag. When I was looking to 'streaml...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 28, 6:19am