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Shahrin Bin Shariff (zzmelayu) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale In the shadow of Table Mountain
About Me Love walking. Haven't done much since getting married and having 4 children. Nearing retirement and dreaming of doing the PCT.
CityCape Town
CountrySouth Africa
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Thanks ya' all
Ladies & Gents Thank you all for the feedback. I have convinced my 10 year-old to give me another chance. My wife also no longer thinks that she suffers alone. We will do a couple of car ca...

In GEAR » Help! My wife still too cold.
October 18, 11:24pm

Double Quilt
Roger Thanks for the good tips. BTW did you design and make your own double quilt?...or Ray Jardine's?

In GEAR » Help! My wife still too cold.
October 18, 5:15am

RE: Help! My wife still too cold.
Thanks ya' all for the feedback. >>I had a friend sleeping on a women's prolite who nearly went hypothermic, and my 1/4 inch Gossamer Gear pad pretty much saved her. Already ord...

In GEAR » Help! My wife still too cold.
October 18, 1:51am

Help! My wife still too cold.
I just aborted a multi-day light backpacking trip after Day One because I could not keep my wife warm enough. I had convinced my wife (47 years old) and youngest daughter (10 years old) to accompa...

In GEAR » Help! My wife still too cold.
October 17, 9:09pm

Smartwool microlight
I just bought a pair of bottoms a week ago. Loved it. Used it as camping sleepwear and for the cold morning start under my hiking shorts in the French Alps. Little/no odor after 5 days. Don'...

In GEAR » Smartwool microlight
October 17, 8:49pm

Double Quilt
Any update? Have you considered making a double quilt (for 2 people)? I'd be interested.

In Make Your Own Gear » Momentum Synthetic Quilt 10 oz. 40 degree
September 27, 4:00pm

Loved the story
Loved the story Ben. Shah

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 26, 3:55am

Chamonix Recce (Reconnaissance)
Miguel, thanks for the feedback. On the suggestion of staying at mountain huts, it will be ideal except for the cost of paying for a family of 6 everyday for 11 days. I will also need advanced ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chamonix
September 22, 9:09am

TMB in October....too cold?
Any idea if attempting the TMB in mid-October will be too cold?

In Post-Trip Reports » Chamonix
September 18, 1:08am

Any Bugs Problem?
Roger or Miguel I am planning a TMB hike for 2008 spring or summer with my family. I have a couple of Big Agnes Seedhouse. I can unload some significant weight if I leave the tent and just go ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chamonix
September 17, 2:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Shahrin Bin Shariff

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought the SL1 before joining BPL. It was marketed as the lightest tent in 2004-2005. Have used it over 20+ times solo. In retrospect, I should have bought the SL2. If it is mainly used for solo...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 27, 3:25pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
After reading the book, I passed it to my 10-year old as part of her preparation for our TMB hike. She loved it. Especially the cartoons. Finally it registered on her why I cut our sleep pads, or w...

In Books and Media
November 27, 3:05pm

Light My Fire Spork
We bought 3...one for Papa Bear, one for Mama Bear, and one for Baby Bear. Used it when camping and used it at home. Fun factor is high. Have survived 2 months with constant use and gets lots of r...

In Cookware - Other
November 27, 2:39pm

Rab Carrington Quantum Elite Top Bag
I bought this bag in London for GBP99. The Snow+Rock matched an internet price of GPB99 instead of retail price of GBP139. The first real test was -4 degC in the French Alps (Le Lac Blanc) at 2300m ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
October 23, 3:16pm