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Michael Williams (qldhike) - BPL Guest

My Locale Queensland
About Me I'm currently a lightweight hiker who usual trips are overnighters to coastal national parks.
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Salomon Style Laces on Non Salomon Shoes
Has anybody tried to make a DIY version of the 'quicklace' system Salomon uses on its shoes on other shoes? I currently have some Salomon XA Pro 3d ultras which I love (after I removed t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Salomon Style Laces on Non Salomon Shoes
August 13, 12:19am

totally agree
I totally agree that Australian retailers have an incredible mark up. Sure it probably is more expensive to operate in Australia, although the outdoor stores near me only seem to have one or two un...

In GEAR » American manufacturers ripped off by Aussie greed
July 18, 4:03am

Re: Too narrow
+1 on the Neoair Trekker Large Torso

In GEAR » Airmat width. Best width for back sleepers? side sleepers?
May 12, 4:11am

Thanks for all the help
Thanks for all the ideas everyone. It's hard to tell which lights are regulated and which are not but the petzl core battery sounds like it might be a winner. I just need to decide on whether I...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
December 04, 9:13pm

Petzl e+Lite
I thought about the e+lite but the reviews sound like the brightness dims pretty quickly. I'm after something that's regulated. Will look into the gizmo.

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
December 01, 6:17pm

Headlamp recommendations
I'm looking at upgrading my Black Diamond Ion headlamp with something that uses easier to find batteries, lasts longer and whose light doesn't dim as quickly. I don't hike at night s...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
December 01, 5:28pm

BPL still a good forum
I have found the posts about cottage gear useful because it isn't discussed on other forums. It's the reason I felt confident to purchase a Tarptent Contrail and a Caldera Cone. To the O...

In Chaff » People are ruining backpacking.
July 15, 6:37am

Re: here
Thanks Isaac for the link and everybody else for their comments. I do like the idea of the umbrella but in practice I don't find it works well for me. Sounds like I should be able to get by wit...

In GEAR » What rain gear do you use?
April 21, 2:42am

What rain gear do you use?
I'm looking at replacing my old rain jacket and was wondering what rain gear everybody is using? Do you take a windshirt and a rain jacket? Do any tent users use a poncho purely for rain gea...

In GEAR » What rain gear do you use?
April 20, 3:30am

FS: Luxe Mini Peak 2, POE ether Compact
For sale - Luxe Mini Peak 2 http://www.luxeoutdoor.com/eng/catalog-topic-gallery-view1.asp?id=911&selfpath=/12/134 Good condition - only used once. Includes fly and inner but not the peg...

In Gear Swap » FS: Luxe Mini Peak 2, POE ether Compact
April 01, 9:08pm

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