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b willi jones (mrjones) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale best place in the world !?
About Me kia ora, i was born in '74 in the 'shadow of Aoraki' (Mt Cook) in a town called Twizel, in the South Island of New Zealand. i havnt lived there for quite some time, but i still call it home. im not getting any younger, but i love getting outdoors and acting the goat.

favorite quote - "less is more, more or less"
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--------------------------------- ~ Suggested ~ GEAR LIST ETIQUETTE --------------------------------- Some people enjoy doing crossword puzzles, I enjoy looking at the GEAR LISTS on the BPL f...

In Gear Lists » Suggested GEAR LIST ETIQUETTE
November 19, 5:02pm

tarp coverage
i have a question... will the Maccat Deluxe tarp be long enough to give me decent/effective/safe coverage if i was using the Warbonnet XLC Blackbird hammock? going by all the online measurem...

In Hammocks » tarp coverage
October 31, 3:07pm

Re: Spirit as UQ
thanks for the reply... i have since ordered a synthetic u/q from Enlightened Equipment, which will leave me with synthetic/down options for the top quilt.

In Hammocks » mld spirit38 as an U/Q
October 18, 1:58am

Re: MLD Superlight Bivy
i had an mld superlight, and it was well made and a good size for me. when i ordered it, i was struggling on whether to get the full mesh head or the smaller window... went with the small window......

In GEAR » MLD Superlight Bivy
October 18, 1:19am

mld spirit38 as an U/Q
does anyone out there use one of these as an under quilt? or would i be better to get a purpose made hammock u/q, maybe in 3/4 length? the thing is, i have katabatic top bag, and an mld spirit38...

In Hammocks » mld spirit38 as an U/Q
October 14, 4:10am

Re: Re: Merino
it would seem the only person that knows about YOUR PARTICULAR shirt is you. what brand is? how many microns is the wool fibre? etc

In GEAR » merino more itchy over time?
October 13, 3:42am

quilt 101 maybe this will help

October 11, 3:21pm

drom bags
i have a dromedary bag and it sure is tuff. the thing i dont like... the way it taints your water. i havnt been able to get rid of that taste. i really prefer the platypus, never had one blow ou...

In GEAR » Dromedary Hydration
October 11, 2:27am

Re: Re: where to buy stuff for less shipping?
yep, ive had some issues with shipping costs... living in New Zealand doesnt help though. i got a price for an item to be sent over from the US, and was told the cost for shipping was US$40, which ...

In GEAR » where to buy stuff for less shipping?
September 06, 4:34pm

Re: RAB Momentum replacement
have you had a look at Montane?

In GEAR » RAB Momentum replacement
September 03, 1:29pm

All Reader Reviews by b willi jones

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Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30
i have the MLD Spirit 38 and find it to be a very versatile bit of equipment. the weather here in NZ can get a tad wet and having a synthetic quilt can be a good option. i also have a down quilt, but ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 15, 5:13am

Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid Cuben
another fantastic product from MLD. ive had a 2 person tunnel tent from fairydown, and an MSR Hubba, but this cuben Solomid from MLD is something else... i use hiking poles from Leki, so didnt see...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
July 15, 4:41am

MLD Super Prophet
getting a new pack was a tough decision for me. being in NZ, you dont get a lot of choice at the local outdoor stores, and getting one made from MLD was going to take time and money, so it had to be r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 15, 4:06am