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Bernard Shaw (be_here_now@earthlink.net) - 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!
CitySaratoga Springs
StateNY
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Bernard Shaw

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Re: Shoes for Long Distance Hiking
Dear Ryan, After several thoussand miles of backpacking on and off trail all over the Sierras I have found the best shoe to be the Garmont Nagevi. The combination of mossasin fit, strong foot ...

In GEAR » Shoes for Long Distance Hiking
March 04, 5:31pm

Re: Bears on JMT
Now that there are lighter weight cannisters and the Ursack bag is approved, taking precautions for youreself and the bears is never easier. Several things help immensely. One, get the smell pr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears on JMT
February 28, 10:28am

Malcontent Tent contact???
Does anyone know here how to contact the company "Enlightened Gear" who makes the tent called the "Malcontent Tent System" reviewed here on the BPL site? Please forgive me if this was already ...

In GEAR » Malcontent Tent contact???
January 29, 7:58am

Compassion
Over time, when enough people see the same thing even those who have never been influenced by others, the one constant is the person himself. Ray is unfortunately a bright creative and visionary p...

In GEAR » Ray Jardine closes shop
November 07, 6:57am

Our B O is actually much stronger!
You might wish to remember that our own odors, BO that is, is very very strong to bears, much stronger than a pin hole in the 30,000 times less odor special bags Ursack makes. Cook and camp in sep...

In GEAR » Bear Containers...
February 24, 8:48pm

zippy cool kit also used with drysuits
learned about it to take care of drysuit zippers on kayaker immersion gear. Trick is it flushes out the grit, prevents any stuff getting in, and lubes so reduces wear. Zippy cool is the whole n...

In GEAR » ID eVent jacket- zipper problems?
February 20, 9:33pm

if a thru hiker
if a thru hiker at least last year I was told OK to use Ursack. if you do not camp where you cook and eat, and keep odors away from your clothing, and use the special odor proof bags as well, neve...

In GEAR » Bear Containers...
February 20, 1:52pm

id eVent zips
I use a product approved by YKK cally Zippy. Both a cleaner and a non-petro, non-silicone lube. No problems with the zip

In GEAR » ID eVent jacket- zipper problems?
February 20, 1:41pm

Here is the full account
November 9, 2004 November 8, 2004. The Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group (SIBBG) conducted an exhaustive wilderness study of 15 Ursack TKOs in the summer of 2004. Despite numerous bear enco...

In GEAR » Bear Containers...
January 13, 11:18am

We spot the enemy it is us
The problem is not Ursack, or the bears. It is us. This is their place. The bears are only trying to survive for God's sake. The park service and many packers used to actively give bears human fo...

In GEAR » Bear Containers...
January 13, 11:13am

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