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Tjaard Breeuwer (Tjaard) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Minnesota, USA
About Me I like to get out and camp, but I don't like a heavy pack on my back. I love hiking, mtb-packing, xc skiing and ice skate touring.
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All Forum Posts by Tjaard Breeuwer

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Dr. Bronners for teeth
I have used the mint Dr.Bronners for teeth for years. It tastes strange, but not bad.

In Gear Lists » First <15 lb. Base Weight
March 09, 3:09pm

Can you edit your list?
Can you add what the items are, not just their brand and name? It makes it rather hard to understand and comment if you don't list what the items are, ie socks, shorts, sleeping bag etc. Re ...

In Gear Lists » Second Summer UL Gear List
March 09, 2:56pm

Kids skiing -Thomas the Tank Engine
I try and get her to herring bone on the ups(river skiing so the ups are short) but often I end up handing her the end of my pole and pulling her up. She has regular waxless skis, with kids NNN ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 6:47pm

Keep it local
For bags how about the Enlightened Equipement quilts? - They are affordable(not cheap): $200, for a 30F 6' regular width, 20.5 oz. - A quilt is is nicer than a mummy bag in summer here in t...

In Gear Lists » Midwest Gear List - Spring / Summer 2012
March 04, 1:40pm

No spoon?
No spoon? No windscreen? No map? No compass? What are the weights?

In Gear Lists » Feedback on my Gear?
March 04, 1:15pm

Clothes:
@ Brian: she can't leave the windpants behind, the only bottoms listed are shorts. I'd say the combo of shorts and windpants is a very good one. You seem to have a lot of tops listed: O...

In Gear Lists » PCT through hike list
March 04, 12:48pm

Kids winter list
Here is the clothing and shelter from a ski trip last weekend with my 5 yr old. Temps were highs in mid 20's(-5C) and lows around 8F(-13C). For clothes she wore: Smartwool Kids Ski soc...

In Gear Lists » Kids winter list
March 04, 12:21pm

Gear list -Kids winter trip
Here is a brief discussion of some of the gear we used: For clothes she wore: Smartwool Kids Ski socks Midweight HH long underpants Icebreaker longsleeve lightweight merino shirt Fleece ve...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 12:15pm

Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
After our successful trips backpacking in fall and camping in winter, I figured my 5 year old daughter was ready for a real winter camping trip. She was very excited to go, she has been asking for...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 11:58am

Pocket?
Stephen, Is that perhaps the pocket?

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
February 28, 9:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Tjaard Breeuwer

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Goosefeet gear Custom down parka
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In Clothing - Insulating - Down
April 14, 10:24am

Enlightened Equipment Revelation X
Quality: The sewing is very neatly done, I have not looked super close at the fabric but from a casual glance I don't see any blemishes. Nice soft hand. Fit: I have a 6'6&qu...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 17, 12:30pm

Golite Hex 3
I was surprised to see we fit comfortably with our family of 4, while using the nest. By hanging it from a line between two trees, we have room for a double bag in the center and no pole to be knocke...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 06, 9:33pm

L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Jacket
I returned the L tall I had ordered, as the sleeves were too short. I ended up with a Montbell in XL which had longer sleeves and was no more baggy than the L tall LL Bean.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 08, 9:26pm

Montbell Down inner pants
As mentioned these are a nice and light pair of warm pants. Sorry for the exclamation marks but I have never found stock pants like this! The great news with these is that they fit very slim for...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 02, 11:36am

mont-bell Thermawrap Parka & Pants
I got the womens size S for my daughter, who wears size 6(yr old) kids clothes normally. The lightest hooded kids parka I could find was the Marmot Amadablam. This is lighter, longer in the waist ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 20, 9:08pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
The design is poor, with a crummy hood that doesn't cover my chin and no bill, short sleeves and body, wide opening at the waist and no articulation anywhere. Wimpy rainflap over a very porous zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 16, 8:48pm

Cioch Direct /Paramo custom
I have a Cioch Direct Glamaigh and can only echo the previous comments: It is as breathable as an uncoated windshell,but the liner makes it as warm as a windshell with light fleece underneath. So ...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 15, 9:04am