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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Many suggest
"When does realistic protectiveness slip insidiously over the line that separates rational protectiveness from being over protective, to the point of leaving the child unprepared to function o...

In Chaff » Study: "One third of parents will not let children do ‘risky activities’ like climbing trees"
April 22, 5:19am

Re: Re: Re: Many suggest
"In my cohort, a couple of kids paid the ultimate price" In mine too - I grew up on a farm and we were always hearing of kids drowning in silos, drowning in dams, falling off tractors ...

In Chaff » Study: "One third of parents will not let children do ‘risky activities’ like climbing trees"
April 21, 1:12am

Re: Fuji X10 photos
Hi Jason No, I hadn't seen that - thanks for the link. I did ask about the orbs thing when I bought the camera and the shops in Melbourne said that they hadn't had any complaints. Th...

In Photography » Fuji X10 photos
April 21, 1:03am

Fuji X10 photos
I'd be interested in your thoughts on these photos with my new X10 - I was surprised by the resolution in some of the photos (strands of hair being visible etc) because that is what I used to g...

In Photography » Fuji X10 photos
April 20, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Montbell 2012 Versalite Jacket
I also posted some comments on it last week, since I'd seen the 2012 version in Tokyo. "I was in Tokyo last week and bought a few things at Mont-Bell, mostly bike stuff for the upcoming...

In GEAR » Montbell 2012 Versalite Jacket
April 20, 5:37am

Re: Re: Fuji X10

In Photography » Lost Contax T3 - suggestions for new camera
April 17, 7:23am

Re: Korea in June list
"We definitely need to get some waterproof breathable jackets and waterproof shoes" Miguel's already covered off on the jackets, but in relation to the waterproof shoes I'd str...

In Gear Lists » Korea in June list
April 17, 5:20am

Panniers. Using backpacks for heavy loads is sweaty and bad for your back. I've had a big rear basket on my commuter but they do sit the weight very high and do catch the wind. If your roads ...

In Multiple Use Gear » cycling 101: pack or pannier?
April 16, 4:17am

Re: Old school ultralight hiker me update my gear!
It all looks good to me - brings back memories a bit too. Natsukashi, as the Japanese say. You could cut some weight but I suspect that in most cases it would be incremental only since the ba...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Old school ultralight hiker me update my gear!
April 16, 4:08am

2012 Mont-Bell Versalite jacket
I was in Tokyo last week and bought a few things at Mont-Bell, mostly bike stuff for the upcoming Austral winter. While I was in their Ebisu store I spotted the 2012 Versalite jacket. I presume t...

In GEAR » 2012 Mont-Bell Versalite jacket
April 15, 2:11am

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm