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joe newton (holdfast) - BPL Guest

My Locale Bergen, Norway
About Me 40 years old and currently living in Bergen, Norway although originally from England.
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In User Test Forum » Test linky
January 09, 1:23am

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In User Test Forum » Test linky
January 09, 1:06am

$40 saved!
Thanks for the info Mike! Genius! Time to do some searching for a similar item over here!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
January 07, 10:44am

re: "backcountry coffee"
I'm a heathen when it comes to drinking coffee in the wilds and go for single serving instant sachets for convenience. I tried Java Juice for the first time just before Christmas and highly rec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
January 07, 2:16am

Re: "Alcohol fuel bottles - show me yours!"
Thanks guys. Vick - The two I've yet to find and try are the 8oz 'airplane' spring water bottle (but I'm flying tonight so fingers crossed) or the 'Little Nipper' from Pl...

In GEAR » Alcohol fuel bottles - show me yours!
December 21, 12:48am

Alcohol fuel bottles - show me yours!
I'm still looking for the perfect fuel bottle that will sit inside my Fancy Feast alcohol stove and stand upright in my Titan kettle. I'm scouring the grocery shelves in the local shops and...

In GEAR » Alcohol fuel bottles - show me yours!
December 19, 4:17pm

re: "Trail Runners in snow, uncomfortable or dangerous?"
You'll be fine. Size up. Thicker wool socks. Extra insole. Gaiter. Spare pair of socks in your rucksack.

In GEAR » Trail Runners in snow, uncomfortable or dangerous?
December 19, 2:16pm

RE: "Inov-8, 295 or 305 or 315"
Another happy 315 customer here. The toebox definitely can't be classed as wide however, it's right on the limit for my 'special' shaped feet (slightly wide across the forefoot, a h...

In GEAR » Inov-8, 295 or 305 or 315
December 14, 11:52pm

Backcountry watches
I'm looking to get a new watch with digital compass, thermometer, barometer and altimeter (oh yeah, it should tell the time too!) and I've narrowed it down to the Suunto Vector, the Highgea...

In GEAR » Backcountry watches
December 14, 3:31am

Re: "Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking"
Chris, Thank you for a great article. I find many, many interesting articles and fantastic advice here on BPL but sometimes the advice doesn't seem to relate to the cooler, wetter climes of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking
December 11, 5:57am

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