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Benen Huntley (benen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale South Australia
About Me I'm new to backpacking but love camping, rock climbing and the outdoors.
StateSouth Australia
My PDF Gear ListBasic Gear List (summer and winter)

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All Forum Posts by Benen Huntley

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South Australia & Victoria
Where I mostly hike it occasionally gets up to 110 in summer with little respite through the night, but generally around the 95 mark so sleeping bags are definitely not required. Extremely difficul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 24, 7:31pm

Camera gear
It's hard with camera gear. I always want to take my camera out and have at times taken 20lb of equipment plus 25-30lb of climbing gear plus food and water in hot weather and it's not pleas...

In Gear Lists » PNW gear list
September 22, 10:40pm

2x Sea to Summit Ponchos
We have a S2S poncho each that can button together. Has anyone tried doing this on a trip? The only issue is the possibility of rain coming in along the buttoned ridge where there is only one inch ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning to poncho (a recent convert)
September 19, 11:36pm

I have a friend who has Coeliac Disease, from what she's told me, companies have to pay to get certification to label their product Gluten free, which is passed on to the consumer with interest...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 18, 4:13am

I have two of the regular nylon versions. We are off for a weekend hike in a couple of weeks. The weather should be quite pleasant so I'm considering taking these and a bug net instead of our h...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 16, 7:55pm

does it work?
I came across this post whilst doing a Google search on dehydrating coconut. So has anyone tried dehydrating a tin of coconut milk/cream? It's very high fat so I would assume it would still hav...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Home dehydrated coconut milk
September 16, 7:24am

That looks amazing! Impressive to do in 8 days!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Larapinta Trail
March 11, 5:37am

That's so awesome! Often times the human race disappoints and upsets me but sometimes thongs like this happen.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thanks BPL!!!
March 11, 3:10am

Ah nice one. I live near Modbury, not far north of the Adelaide. Definitely looking forward to th cooler temps coming up.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Larapinta Trail
March 11, 1:54am

I just wanted to jump on and say a very late thankyou for the replies back in 2011. I never ended up doing the trail as some things came up unfortunately. But I'm back out hiking and looking fo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Larapinta Trail
March 10, 9:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Benen Huntley

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Hermits Hut
I just purchased two WM Ultralite bags from HH and they arrived today. I got an email to say when they were shipped and the shipped free from America to Australia. Couldn't be happier.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 6:36am

Western Mountaineering The Company
As was previously said. I also live in Australia and they will not allow american retailers to sell to us. Ridiculous. I was surprised that I managed to purchase 2 sleeping bags from hermitshut which ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 23, 7:37pm