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Bernard Shaw ( - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Upstate New York
About Me Avid Mountaineer, Trip Leader, Kayak Instructor and Educator, my love of people, wildlife, nature, and photography are fulfilling balances to my profession of child psychology and compassionate assistance for complex child and adult abuse situations. I have had a wonderful life and feel fortunate to have a loving partner, good friends, and wonderful outdoor students and professional clients. Please feel free to email me for integrated outdoor adventures whether to the High Sierras or On the water!
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I like the 2 - 3 mm poly
I prefer the 2- 3 mm poly bags like here and Gossamer Gear sell. The seams on sil bags leak with use. Yes, the longevity of the poly bags is likely less and they need some TLC but they are inexp...

In GEAR » Lightest waterproof stuff sacks?
March 20, 6:18am

Integration is the answer
Ryan, I think you are moving in the right direction. 1. A shell that is very tough, very ventilated but that does not let in fine slurry and or dust. 2. Very tough sole that is decent...

In GEAR » Shoes for Long Distance Hiking
March 16, 9:20pm

Re: JMT shelter recommendation?
Late July, like the last week and above 9,000 feet, not likely to get mosquitos, however, just in case, either a tarptent like or a light tarp like spinntwinn. Gossa...

In GEAR » JMT shelter recommendation?
March 09, 10:32am

Re: U.K.BPL store
Ouch! Early birdie gets all the wormy.

In GEAR » source for Titanium Foil .03 mm ???
March 07, 11:59am

Anyone heard of info for Enlightened Gear??
Has anyone seen any contact information regarding Enlightened Gear and there MalconTent system shown here last summer. I did a search and found nothing. Thanks in advance, sorry if information...

In GEAR » Anyone heard of info for Enlightened Gear??
March 06, 12:58pm

Thanks Hank!
Thanks all. I also found that the UK BPL store has some and will ship! Bloody well, cheers, brilliant, etc. Evan

In GEAR » source for Titanium Foil .03 mm ???
March 06, 12:56pm

source for Titanium Foil .03 mm ???
Please excuse double post (listed in make your own, but more people read this forum) Does anyone know where to find .03 mm titanium foil like BPL uses? Since they are out of stock for some time ...

In GEAR » source for Titanium Foil .03 mm ???
March 05, 8:11am

Re: Re: Tiroxane
Thanks for the ideas. As I have been told they do have some advantages. On the other hand I read a listing of BTU output of various fuels and it is quite allot lower than Esbit fuel. If this mat...

In Multiple Use Gear » Esbit fuel tabs
March 05, 8:04am

Re: esbit stove/titanium stakes....windscreen/pad
Thanks this is such a good idea. I am planning on modifying a BPL titanium foil windscreen for stake support. I may need to reinforce it by using having the holes be fairly tight so the stakes act...

In Multiple Use Gear » esbit stove/titanium stakes....windscreen/pad
March 05, 8:02am

Source for Titanium Foil .03 mm ???
Does anyone know where to find .03 mm titanium foil like BPL uses? Since they are out of stock for some time I was hoping to find some on my own rather than wait. So far I can't find any. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Source for Titanium Foil .03 mm ???
March 05, 7:55am

All Reader Reviews by Bernard Shaw

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Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
Definitely 5/5. 47 sq. ft. useable area for 8.0 oz of the best spinnaker cloth available this is a very versatile tarp for two plus their gear. A Pletntitude of stake loop, very high quality stitchi...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 16, 7:24pm

Titanium Goat 2 section poles
These two section poles are very stiff, come apart and join effortlessly, are quiet, the tip is replaceable, very light, about 4.7 oz. per pole (the non-take down pole, 3.1 oz), and the handles comfor...

In Trekking Poles
April 08, 8:32pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Well made and my own fault for not noting dimensions and specs. That said, fit is marginal at best for MSR titan kettle. I have to bend and grind it to modify it so it would work.

In Stoves - Other
March 09, 8:27pm

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
BPL has been clear about the limits of durability of the Possum material, so not a gripe here. Just, in my experience, even when baby them they wear out very very quickly. Thin spots develop even whe...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 06, 7:25am