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Peter Surna (PedroArvy) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Peter Surna

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How to Train For Hiking
I have made a movie about how to train for hikes in Australia. And, if you want to look good in a bikini, I don't think there's anything much better.

In Post-Trip Reports » How to Train For Hiking
July 20, 2:54am

Hammocks
I also didnt find a hammock too comfortable but would be willing to try again. I had a Hennessey Ultralight.

In Philosophy & Technique » To tarp or not to tarp
July 04, 11:29pm

New Australian Hiking Movies
I have just made two videos about hiking in Australia. You can view them from the links at my latest newsletter here. If you want to subscribe, simply PM me.

In Post-Trip Reports » New Australian Hiking Movies
June 23, 6:12am

Hex 3
A Hex 3 in Spinnaker is a good choice. MLD has the design in silnylon as spinnaker has left the earth it seems. As far as bugs are concerned, get this http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamerge...

In GEAR » Is there any such thing as a utilitarian all purpose shelter?
June 17, 11:50pm

Bought and returned The One
I bought and returned The One. For what its worth I sleep under a 9x7 BMW tarp and bivy and I found this shelter: - A little smaller than I would like, definitely much less room than a tarp and,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear The One Shelter REVIEW
June 17, 11:40pm

Sample Menu for 3 Day Hike
Sample Menu for 3 Day Hike 3 100 gram museli bars 300 grams bread 9 slices (200 grams) cheese Pack of sprouts 150 grams snow peas 2 big carrots 3 handfuls rocket 400 grams fruit/nut ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What meals do you eat on longer trips?
June 05, 2:31am

For Mark
Mark, I have a few questions for you about your Hennessey Racer. 1. How tall are you and what is your weight? I am 5’10” and about 165 pounds and wondering whether this thing will break o...

In GEAR » SUL hammocks
May 26, 5:52pm

Why do you need a cup?
Why do you need a cup? I drink out of my cooking pot. Scotch, coffee, soup it handles the lot!

In GEAR » GSI Outdoors Cascadian Cup SPOTLITE REVIEW
May 21, 5:27pm

GoLite Hex 3 in very high winds
I have a friend who used a GoLite Hex 3 in very high winds and near horizontal rain. The shelter was modified by adding side pullouts and Velcro to the vents to stop the horizontal rain. It work...

In GEAR » Oware pyramid tent and high wind
May 09, 8:14pm

I bought and returned the ONE
I bought and returned the ONE It is a smallish shelter – too small for me. And the setup is a little finicky, no big deal, but I just prefer my 9x7 BMW tarp and a bivy. Spinnaker on the othe...

In GEAR » Tell me about your experience with the lunar solo
May 07, 9:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Peter Surna

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I am a side sleeper and have used the Prolite 3 and normally a 3/4 length Prolite 4 but find the NeoAir to be far more comfortable. If you blow up the NeoAir on a warm sunny day you will find that ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 05, 7:49pm

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
Likes - I have the version with the mesh/fabric hood and use the bivy with the mesh over my face 99% of the time. This is much more comfortable and less claustrophobic than momentum fabric over my ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
September 02, 8:44am

Stephenson 2R
It won’t fall down, it withstands high wind but there are too many usability issues with this tent to make it easy to use. Perhaps 10 years ago these tents were ahead of their time. Now they are n...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
October 22, 4:56pm

Six Moon Designs StarLite
I like the design of this pack but have issues over the quality and durability. On its second use, and with no real loads and no bush whacking, the mesh separated from its elastic on one of the sid...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 22, 12:09am

Feathered Friends Hummingbird, Epic outer
This bag has an Epic outer and a 0.85 inner with 2oz overfill. It weighs about 830 grams. Two of my friends have asked me to recommend bags to them and I have recommended WM Ultralights but someho...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 5:00am

Hilleberg Nallo 3GT 2005
I bought this tent in 2005 for really wet windy weather for 2 above the tree line. Pros: - Massive size for the weight of 2.75kg - Huge vestibule, I have never seen a bigger vestibule on a te...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
January 08, 4:28pm

Icebreaker Superfine 190
I second the above.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
September 06, 1:48am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
Pros: Lots of loft for the 400 grams of total weight. More than a WM Highlight for instance. Cons: Too narrow. Way too narrow to sleep in for me and I like sleeping bags people normally say are too...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 03, 6:17am