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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.
CityHighbury
StateSouth Australia
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All Forum Posts by Benen Huntley

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Ironing my mat
That sounds crazy Scott! I'm not sure I could do that so such an expensive piece of gear! I'd have to at least try out a short pad and see if I find if comfortable to sleep on first. I'...

In GEAR » What happened at thermarest?
July 13, 5:24pm

Re:
Couscous is definitely something I will try. My wife has just discovered that she likes it and is supposed to be bringing home the recipe of what she tried (friend from work) Is it still worth co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My dehydration experiences
July 13, 5:16pm

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Thanks for the tips. I have been meaning to try spaghetti bolognaise again. The first time I tried it I left Ig in too long and the meat went black so I just threw it away. We only hike with a litt...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My dehydration experiences
July 13, 7:39am

My dehydration experiences
Hi everyone! I have had a dehydrator for a little while now and thought id share my experiences so far with you all. I have used it a few times now for dehydrating fruit and once, this week, I at...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My dehydration experiences
July 13, 5:29am

Porch
Steve, that porch photo looks like a really great setup! I think I'll give something similar a go with a poncho tarp and a couple of trekking poles and see how it pans out for us. If I like the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cooking in the rain
July 08, 1:45am

Larapinta Trail
It's still a long time away but I really enjoy the planning side of things too. The better prepared we are the more we will enjoy the hike I think. Gear Grams seems great so far but It can be ...

In Gear Lists » Gear list for 2 week trek - Larapinta Trail
July 07, 8:44pm

Jatbula Trail
Hi Simone, Our plan is to build up to longer and longer trips over the next 12 months. I've not heard of the Jatbula trail but I will definitely check it out and see what I can find! At the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Larapinta Trail
July 07, 8:41pm

Trek
That's two regular neo airs so far. Trimming my pack has crossed my mind for sure. Something I've been meaning to do. The excess is quite long. The Sea to Summit Duo tent really interests...

In Gear Lists » Gear list for 2 week trek - Larapinta Trail
July 07, 2:02am

Gear list for 2 week trek - Larapinta Trail
Hi everyone, My wife and I are beginning to plan a trek of the Larapinta Trail in central Australia for June/July next year. It is a 223KM trail and average temps are 0C-20C (32-68) but can can ...

In Gear Lists » Gear list for 2 week trek - Larapinta Trail
July 06, 7:44pm

Browser issue
Haha, too true. I tried it out on my iPhone and it worked just fine. Really odd! Stephen, thanks for the option, I'll check it out. Any other suggestions for something slightly warmer but light...

In GEAR » What happened at thermarest?
July 04, 3:47pm

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