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joe newton (holdfast) - BPL Guest

My Locale Bergen, Norway
About Me 40 years old and currently living in Bergen, Norway although originally from England.
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All Forum Posts by joe newton

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Yes, combining sleeping bags with quilts works just fine
S, Combining sleeping bags and synthetic quilts works really well for me. Check out the blog post I wrote when I combined a WM Ultralite with a MLD Spirit 30 quilt for ski touring in northern No...

In GEAR » Combining sleeping bags
May 30, 2:05am

I easily justify carrying my Kupilka 21 as my one luxury item. Some people carry pillows, some people carry rain pants, some people carry DSLRs. I carry none of these but I do carry a simple little...

In GEAR » Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
May 28, 11:53am

"FS MLD Solo Inner Net"
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In Gear Swap » FS MLD Solo Inner Net
May 28, 9:49am

"Advice wanted. Long distance ski mountaineering etc..."
Check out my gear list from a 7 day ski tour of Finnmarksvidda in Northern Norway: Myself and Jorg...

In Winter Hiking » Advice wanted. Long distance ski mountaineering etc...
April 25, 10:45am

"Dealing with an all-day spring deluge"
Plenty of good advice here. I've used various methods of keeping warm in similar conditions out here on the very wet and windy west coast of Norway. One way layering has worked for me, simpl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dealing with an all-day spring deluge
April 20, 12:55am

Ski touring northern Norway with the Incredible Rulk!
Jim, Jorgen is one of the most quotable people I know! He has a famous quote for every situation and then weighs in with a few of his own. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip reports. We'll...

In Post-Trip Reports » Is it a pack? Is it a pulk? No! It's the Incredible Rulk! - Ski touring northern Norway
April 18, 1:59am

Is it a pack? Is it a pulk? No! It's the Incredible Rulk! - Ski touring northern Norway
It's been a while since Jorgen's first article here on BPL singing the praises of combining the best attributes of pack with those of a traditional pulk for lightweight winter backcountry t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Is it a pack? Is it a pulk? No! It's the Incredible Rulk! - Ski touring northern Norway
April 17, 11:35am

Ryan's morning routine
Ryan Jordan wrote an essay on his morning routine as part of an early article here:

In Philosophy & Technique » morning routine
February 10, 2:30pm

Re: Carbon fiber/aluminum poles
Mountain King from the UK ( produce some nice telescopic poles that are aluminium wrapped in carbon fibre. Sadly nothing in a length that's usable for cross-count...

In GEAR » Cafrbon fiber/aluminum poles
January 29, 4:47am

Re: Synthetic quilt for Yukon thrupaddle
Hendrik's Quilt 101 might be worth a look at for a list of quilt manufacturers (both down and synthetic): Personally I went with an M...

In GEAR » Synthetic quilt for Yukon thrupaddle
January 15, 6:44am

All Reader Reviews by joe newton

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Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
Pretty much the bible when it comes to winter backcountry travel and camping, and not just on skis. Knowledgeable, interesting, humorous and Mike's illustrations are cute and technically astute. ...

In Books and Media
June 13, 11:31am

Terra Nova Laser Competition
Couldn't agree more with the other reviewer. It's a cinch to set up and while there are a couple of obvious tiny compromises to keep the weight low (single zip on the door, etc) it really is a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 16, 11:03am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased the Short version of this much lauded/derided sleeping mat and have to say it proved to be nothing less than exceptional. I'm a smidge over 6 feet and around 190lbs and once I realised...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 15, 3:10pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
I agree with Sam's review above. The Inov-8 Debris Gaiter is almost perfect. The fit and functionality of the product was just what I was looking for when trail running and backpacking. Stretch...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 22, 4:04am

Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spoon
I swapped my previously beloved Primus folding Ti spork for the Alphalight spoon (long version) for a couple of reasons. The Alphalight is longer (no more messy knuckles when eating freeze-dried meals...

In Cookware - Other
May 22, 3:34am

Montane Lite-speed
I've been wearing this jacket for over a year now and it gets used maybe three times a week for hiking, backpacking, road and trail running. It is light, packable and just weather resistant enough...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 22, 3:22am

Optimus (Brunton in US) Folding Ti Spork
I already had a Light My Fire plastic spork which worked perfectly well, weighed next to nothing, cost a couple of quid but kept getting lost in my food/cooking bag. When I was looking to 'streaml...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 28, 6:19am