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Hex 3 is versatile
Michael, a lot of this stuff is what you get used to… IMHO you don’t need a fly that goes to the ground anywhere in Qld and not many places in Australia. We use the Hex with BPL tarp bivy’s ...

In Gear Lists » Sub 15 lbs Gear List
September 20, 7:26am

Wonderful wool
It is actually the size of the wool fibre that gives Icebreaker etc their silky feel and non-itchy property. At 17 microns or less wool stops being itchy to humans. Merino happens to be the main ...

In GEAR » Base layers: merino v silk v synthetics
September 10, 4:25am

Australia 3 seasons
I am guessing as time goes by that you'll find as you look at it more that there is quite a bit in there that you could ditch or find lighter options for if that is what you want. We find a ...

In Gear Lists » Sub 15 lbs Gear List
September 08, 5:16am

Another thing about Europe is the hiking seasons - the crowds are away and Refuges aren't open in the closed seasons. The advantage of this is you have the Alps to your self and the animals ar...

In GEAR » Finishing Sleep System - Spring-Fall; Appalachians, Rockies... FRANCE?!
September 08, 2:15am

Re: Re: Camera
Yes, viewfinder is crucial to quick, stable shooting IMHO... not only is using a viewfinder much quicker to frame the shot... by pressing the viewfinder hood against your eyesocket and holding the ...

In Photography » Camera options for my needs
August 29, 1:12am

When I was a pro photographer I thought nothing of 2 SLR bodies, lens, and tripod for a quick jaunt... These days I use a Canon S5IS... nice... I use rechargeable AA's, and take spare SD ca...

In Photography » Camera options for my needs
August 27, 6:40am

Re: Plush Pads (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
Yes. While Cascade Designs is taking a good step in using recycled product, marketing palm oil as 'green' is not doing their reputation as an honest, up front, caring sharing company any fa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Plush Pads (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 13, 4:36am

Slow travel
I take my hat of to you... it sounds brilliant... if only I could convince my boss to give me 3mths holiday a year I'd be there ... or is that part of the problem?!

In Editor's Roundtable » Slow Travel
February 20, 3:25am

a secure society or a gun society?
Quite an extraordinary topic on a backpacking site… ‘only in the US of A!’ as I think you folks like to say … What is fascinating is the way fairly similar cultures deal with essentially...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 20, 5:22pm

to bring the thread back on topic... I don't see water as a particular problem in Oz other than you mostly have to carry a bit more than places like the states or Europe... certainly we don...

In Philosophy & Technique » Question for Aussies - water.
December 06, 4:42am

All Reader Reviews by Dan Healy

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Fairydown 170gsm long sleeve T
As has been posted previously - 100% merino wool at 17 micron or less -rocks. soft comfortable performance that doen't smell etc... drawbacks... weight... In my size my Icebreaker 190gsm lon...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 28, 4:28am

Icebreaker Skin 200 boxer briefs
Been using IB stuff now for about 7years. The moths holes finally got to numerous on a previous pair of IB shorts - a big problem with all wool gear ya really gotta keep the camphor up to them - so I...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 19, 8:14am

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I love this piece of luxury! I use 2 of the dual compartment types stacked on top of each other. No more finding stuff to squish together when your WB's are soaked... then having to constantly rea...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 07, 5:04pm

Vargo Titanium Nail Tent Stake
A small thing perhaps, but the Vargo Titanium Nail Tent Stake is a winner! Having one of these in with the pack of BMW Lazr Tent Stakes and you never worry about hard/stony ground again. Just make ...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 3:03am

Golite Hex 3
Looking for a lightweight shelter for 2 people plus gear? Looking for a shelter that is robust enough for high winds with rain and sleet? Looking for a bit more space so you can cook and hang out in ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 09, 3:02am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
How can you not commend the BMW bivy sack?! Very waterproof, very breathable, very light and bugproof and adds a few degrees to your sleeping bag especially if there is a bit of a breeze going. The ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 09, 2:55am

Macpac Amp 35
For the past year my self and girlfriend have been mostly using Macpac Amp 35 which is about the size of a normal 45l (approx 2700ci) pack. I normally carry a total of between 7 - 14kg (15.4lb – 30lb)...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 2:53am