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Tjaard Breeuwer (Tjaard) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Minnesota, USA
About Me I like to get out and camp, but I don't like a heavy pack on my back. I love hiking, mtb-packing, xc skiing and ice skate touring.

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All Forum Posts by Tjaard Breeuwer

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Survival gear
I always thought the survival kits were for non-backpacking situations. In your backpacking gear you already have much of this stuff: Nix the Thrash bag, you have a plastic pack liner right? Ni...

In Gear Lists » New to UL -- Rocky Mtn, 3 season kit
September 20, 9:50pm

Pack and other stuff
RE Packs: Get a new pack last. If you haven't finalized your gear yet, how do you know how big and how supportive a pack you need? Also, most lightweight packs are (a lot) less supportive f...

In GEAR » Trying to get down to 20lb pack need advice.
September 20, 2:29pm

Ski pole
XC ski poles are light and stiff. They don't adjust of course. You can fine tune a bit by angling the pole. And you could make an extension to use it with different shelters or perimeter up/dow...

In GEAR » Pole for a pyramid shelter
September 20, 1:40pm

Thanks Stephen, I did know about Bearpaw, but they only list mesh ones, after this I went and checked, and they sell1.1 oz ripstop as a fabric, so I assume they could do it in their inner tent a...

In GEAR » Who makes a non-mesh inner for mid's/tipis?
September 20, 11:49am

Who makes a non-mesh inner for mid's/tipis?
Do you know of a company that (could) make a breathable fabric(non mesh) inner tent for my Hex 3, or for their own similar sized mid/tipi?

In GEAR » Who makes a non-mesh inner for mid's/tipis?
September 20, 10:11am

Thanks Steve!
Thanks for your research on my behalf!

In Gear Lists » Badlands gearlist, help wanted
September 20, 8:52am

I went here a few years back and called the USFS and they said that they usually turn it of around the last week of October, but it depends on temp, so unless they get a sudden hard freeze, should ...

In Gear Lists » Badlands gearlist, help wanted
September 20, 8:36am

Re: plain curiosity
Ozzy, RE: not moving on trail when it's wet: The Roosevelt NP region(which is what we are traversing on the Maah Daah Hey) consists of a lot of Bentonite clay. While Bentonite has many usef...

In Gear Lists » Badlands gearlist, help wanted
September 20, 8:29am

wind and water
Thanks Andrew, Yes we have it pretty dry here in MN as well. The drought doesn't affect the trail-water situation as much, as there are no good water sources even in a 'normal' year,...

In Gear Lists » Badlands gearlist, help wanted
September 19, 7:16pm

I don't like gear grams so much.
I just made my own MSWorks-database with my gear. It's highly organizational the way I want to organize it. I have fields for 'group packed' 'packed' and 'worn', that I ...

In Gear Lists » Badlands gearlist, help wanted
September 19, 7:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Tjaard Breeuwer

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Goosefeet gear Custom down parka
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In Clothing - Insulating - Down
April 14, 10:24am

Enlightened Equipment Revelation X
Quality: The sewing is very neatly done, I have not looked super close at the fabric but from a casual glance I don't see any blemishes. Nice soft hand. Fit: I have a 6'6&qu...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 17, 12:30pm

Golite Hex 3
I was surprised to see we fit comfortably with our family of 4, while using the nest. By hanging it from a line between two trees, we have room for a double bag in the center and no pole to be knocke...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 06, 9:33pm

L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Jacket
I returned the L tall I had ordered, as the sleeves were too short. I ended up with a Montbell in XL which had longer sleeves and was no more baggy than the L tall LL Bean.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 08, 9:26pm

Montbell Down inner pants
As mentioned these are a nice and light pair of warm pants. Sorry for the exclamation marks but I have never found stock pants like this! The great news with these is that they fit very slim for...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 02, 11:36am

mont-bell Thermawrap Parka & Pants
I got the womens size S for my daughter, who wears size 6(yr old) kids clothes normally. The lightest hooded kids parka I could find was the Marmot Amadablam. This is lighter, longer in the waist ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 20, 9:08pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
The design is poor, with a crummy hood that doesn't cover my chin and no bill, short sleeves and body, wide opening at the waist and no articulation anywhere. Wimpy rainflap over a very porous zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 16, 8:48pm

Cioch Direct /Paramo custom
I have a Cioch Direct Glamaigh and can only echo the previous comments: It is as breathable as an uncoated windshell,but the liner makes it as warm as a windshell with light fleece underneath. So ...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 15, 9:04am