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Bernard Shaw ( - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Upstate New York
About Me Avid Mountaineer, Trip Leader, Kayak Instructor and Educator, my love of people, wildlife, nature, and photography are fulfilling balances to my profession of child psychology and compassionate assistance for complex child and adult abuse situations. I have had a wonderful life and feel fortunate to have a loving partner, good friends, and wonderful outdoor students and professional clients. Please feel free to email me for integrated outdoor adventures whether to the High Sierras or On the water!
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All Forum Posts by Bernard Shaw

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I have the Summerlite
I just got and used my WM Summerlite. It was on an island in the middle of Lake George, NY and it got down to, yes 32 degrees that night. Warm and toasty I was! I was in a very large tent with so...

In GEAR » WM Pod 15 & Pod 30?
May 14, 8:25pm

Re: trenches
How do you all use this stuff? It is so thin, with wind it blows all around deforming like crazy.

In Make Your Own Gear » Punching a Ti windscreen
May 07, 8:22pm

Thanks & Alternative
Thanks Jay, this is great. As another variation, I ungloriously copied the Gossamer Gear Pot Stand design using the Ti Rods. It is very strudy and has the nice advantage of folding flat. I pr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Gear: The “Z-Stand” Pot Support for Alcohol Stoves
April 26, 7:27am

Re: Re: Will I wake up, in sealed tents?
Roger, Thanks for the post. The "in General" is not 100%. One way I translate this to an audience is to say to them, "OK, this season, if you and all your friends, and their friends go out an...

In GEAR » Will I wake up, in sealed tents?
April 23, 10:57am

Found why it happens
CO2 is heavier than air, it thus displaces air on the bottom of your structure, suffocating you. A sleeping adult uses about a quarter of a litre of oxygen per minute. Thus it will not take long...

In GEAR » Will I wake up, in sealed tents?
April 21, 9:17am

Will I wake up, in sealed tents?
We have had a bit of a serious and concerned debate here in the Northeast concerning the issue of what will happen in a tent that become sealed by snowfall. Do sleepers wake up from the build u...

In GEAR » Will I wake up, in sealed tents?
April 20, 7:00pm

No but have integrity
Sorry cannot help, but CG does not sell things they don't vouch for, stand behind, and test out. They have a no question return policy and are imo one of the rare true integrity, non price gouging...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear SleepLight Down Sleeping Bag
April 20, 6:51pm

They may not pass the idiot test
I have used the Ursack every since their inception in Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and the Northeast, many years now. I stealth camp, that is never cook and sleep in same spot. I wash daily...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ursack Vs. Bear cannister?
April 20, 6:47pm

Enlightened Malcontent Tent System anyone know how to contact?
Enlightened Malcontent Tent System was shown here from last summer show. Does anyone know how to constact them? Their UL tarp/tent system looked very interesting Evan

In GEAR » Enlightened Malcontent Tent System anyone know how to contact?
April 14, 6:18am

Spyderco ladybug
spyderco ladybug, serrated, locks, .5 oz. excellent knife.

In GEAR » ultralight knife recommendation
April 14, 6:11am

All Reader Reviews by Bernard Shaw

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Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
Definitely 5/5. 47 sq. ft. useable area for 8.0 oz of the best spinnaker cloth available this is a very versatile tarp for two plus their gear. A Pletntitude of stake loop, very high quality stitchi...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 16, 7:24pm

Titanium Goat 2 section poles
These two section poles are very stiff, come apart and join effortlessly, are quiet, the tip is replaceable, very light, about 4.7 oz. per pole (the non-take down pole, 3.1 oz), and the handles comfor...

In Trekking Poles
April 08, 8:32pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Well made and my own fault for not noting dimensions and specs. That said, fit is marginal at best for MSR titan kettle. I have to bend and grind it to modify it so it would work.

In Stoves - Other
March 09, 8:27pm

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
BPL has been clear about the limits of durability of the Possum material, so not a gripe here. Just, in my experience, even when baby them they wear out very very quickly. Thin spots develop even whe...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 06, 7:25am