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Stuart Allie (stuart.allie) - BPL Guest

My Locale Australia
About Me Did a lot of bushwalking in my teens and 20's, now returning to it in my 40's and discovering the joy of going lightweight.
StateTasmania
CountryAustralia

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All Forum Posts by Stuart Allie

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Re: reflective coating in sleeping bags
There seems to be confusion about absolute and relative losses. Maybe this will make things clearer... A naked person in still air loses (depending on the experimental conditions) 50% to 80% ...

In GEAR » reflective coating in sleeping bags
May 27, 4:19am

Re: Trailstar
Dave, Fair enough. I just thought from your "Akto" response that maybe you hadn't read the review in full. No offense intended - I value your opinion too :) The DuoMid vs Trai...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid or Trailstar
May 09, 11:10pm

Re: Trailstar
David, I really suggest you read Colin's review. Here's another quote. "I know some will be interested in how the TrailStar compares to the popular backpacking tents, and as I’v...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid or Trailstar
May 09, 10:24pm

Re: Trailstar
Actually, what Colin said was this: "This is the lightest, largest, most storm-proof sub 1kg shelter I have ever used or seen, and quite possibly on the planet. Stability is so good that I ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid or Trailstar
May 09, 6:51pm

Re: Cut bottles and Platypus for Steripen
Dale, Good thinking! I have an old platy that is damaged around the cap area. Now it can have a new life as my steripen "bottle". Thanks for the nifty idea.

In GEAR » Favorite CHEAP bottle for Steripen use
April 30, 12:08am

Re: xfer thru layers
"With e=.9 and and 4 layers it would be ~4%. This is the % that makes from my skin past all layers.." So if only 4% of the IR from your body makes it out, doesn't that mean that wi...

In GEAR » Neoair vs. Space Blanket
April 29, 6:04pm

Re: Re: misinformation
Um, "the near absolute zero degree night sky?" I don't think so. If there was no atmosphere between you and the sky, you'd be right, but then you'd have bigger issues :) ...

In GEAR » Neoair vs. Space Blanket
April 29, 12:28am

Re:recommendations for a windy wet weather tent??
As a Tasmanian I can tell you that we don't see many of the "alpine"-style tents like the Bibler in use here. We do see a lot of Hillebergs, and Macpacs, and some Expeds. I have a N...

In GEAR » recommendation for a windy wet weather tent
April 25, 5:25pm

Lunar solo in UK (wet, windy) conditions?
The MLD (and other) mids have received a lot of attention and praise for their ability to handle inclement weather (wind and rain, typical UK conditions). I have seen no mention of the Lunar Solo ...

In GEAR » Lunar solo in UK (wet, windy) conditions?
April 21, 9:30pm

Re: Tarptent Moment vs Sublite Sil
David, I think you're confusing volume (3 dimensions) with floor area (2 dimensions). The Moment may have less floor area than the Sublite, but it certainly has greater volume. Cheers, ...

In GEAR » Taptent Moment vs Sublite Sil
January 11, 9:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Stuart Allie

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ULA Equipment
The guys at ULA were very helpful and friendly when answering my questions about their products. When I placed an order the pack arrived in Australia a week later in perfect condition and exactly as ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 6:54pm

Jacks R Better Fast and very helpful
I just received my JRB quilts. They were dispatched straight away and got to me here in Australia in a week. There were no hassles with having them sent half way around the world, they were packed s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 26, 5:48pm

Western Mountaineering The Company
1. Discriminatory pricing. As an Australian resident, WM do not *allow* their online retailers to sell to me. (Is such a contract even legal?) The only Austalian based retailer inflates the prices b...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 28, 6:33pm

Inov8 RocLite 318 GTX
The Inov8 Roclite 318 GTX are my first lightweight bushwalking shoes. Until now I have used heavy solid leather boots so these shoes are a radical step for me. My boots weighed nearly 900 grams each...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 10, 11:59pm