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Chris Townsend (Christownsend) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Cairngorms National Park
About Me outdoor writer and photographer, author of many books & articles on backpacking, hill walking and ski touring. Very keen on long distance walks and wilderness. Hikes: PCT (1982), CDT (1985), length of the Canadian Rockies, Yukon end to end, Arizona Trail, length of Norway and Sweden, round of the Munros and Tops, Land's End to John O'Groats and many shorter (under 800 miles) hikes.
CityGrantown-on-Spey
CountryScotland
My Website URLhttp://www.christownsendoutdoors.co.uk

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NEX EVF
Good point Eric. I am excited by more lenses. I've kept my Canon 450D because of the wide angle and telephoto zooms. I like the look of the 55-210mm E zoom, which is lighter than my Canon 55-25...

In Photography » NEX EVF
August 24, 5:58pm

NEX EVF
The 24mp NEX 7 with built-in EVF looks good too, though it is heavier. I'm not so excited by the EVF as I would have been when I bought my NEX 5 last autumn. I am now used to flipping up the...

In Photography » NEX EVF
August 24, 5:32pm

Where's BPL's coverage of the summer OR show?
Hikin' Jim is right in that these shows cover a huge range of products only a small proportion of which can be called lightweight never mind ultralight. And the cottage manufacturers aren't...

In GEAR » Where's BPL's coverage of the summer OR show?
August 07, 7:25am

Re: Chemistry of DWR treatments and breathability
Nikwax certainly doesn't use fluorocarbons. On products it says "No propellant gases, non toxic, environmentally safe. Not tested on animals. Does not contain fluorocarbons". There...

In GEAR » Best way to revive DWR?
August 06, 10:51am

Where's BPL's coverage of the summer OR show?
Yes, the big OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen in Germany takes place before summer OR. This year there were 890 exhibitors. I was there for two days so didn't get to see all of them! I reported ...

In GEAR » Where's BPL's coverage of the summer OR show?
August 06, 7:57am

How do you carry your MFT?
"Do you have to pull the camera back over your arm/work your arm back under the strap when you want to get a picture?" No, the camera strap isn't in use so I can just take the came...

In Photography » How do you carry your MFT?
August 05, 3:25pm

No New Version of the MSR Superfly
Primus has a new remote canister stove, the EasyFuel,that will work with Campingaz CV and Lindahl valve canisters.

In GEAR » New Stoves from MSR
August 05, 8:25am

How do you carry your MFT?
I carry my Sony NEX 5 in a padded case slung across my body so it rests on my hip. I find this comfortable and secure and it doesn't get in the way. I use a wide strap to spread the load across...

In Photography » How do you carry your MFT?
August 05, 7:38am

Best way to revive DWR?
David, I use the wash-in Nikwax products unless the garment has a separate wicking lining. I haven't had any problems with a waxy or wet feel and I use Nikwax products on a fair bit of clothing...

In GEAR » Best way to revive DWR?
August 01, 3:09pm

Best way to revive DWR?
I haven't found Nikwax Tech Wash removes any DWR. Nikwax says "This product is a non-detergent soap which can be used regularly to clean clothing and equipment without damaging the Durable...

In GEAR » Best way to revive DWR?
August 01, 10:31am

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