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Benen Huntley (benen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale South Australia
About Me I'm new to backpacking but love camping, rock climbing and the outdoors.
StateSouth Australia
My PDF Gear ListBasic Gear List (summer and winter)

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All Forum Posts by Benen Huntley

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Winter Pad
The custom sizing etc. sounds really good. I'd be looking for an R-value that be suitable for temps down to about 15f. It is unlikely that we will encounter temps that cold but it leaves the op...

In GEAR » Winter Pad
October 20, 8:19pm

Ramen Noodles
Thanks for your thoughts everyone :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ramen Noodles
October 20, 6:19pm

Winter Pad
No I'm not on a time frame, its spring here so I have about 5 months before its starts cooling down again. The exped pads look absolutely amazing, insanely durable and the built in pump looks f...

In GEAR » Winter Pad
October 20, 6:13pm

Thanks Collin :-) I'll see how it all goes!

In GEAR » I ripped my new MH down jacket!
October 20, 5:31am

Ramen Noodles
Hey all :) I'm looking to get a dehydrator to start making my own dehydrated meals for our future trips, there seems to be a lot of really great recipes out there. I'll definitely have to ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ramen Noodles
October 20, 1:13am

I think I'll go with a couple of Exped pads if I head down that path, it's just coming into warm weather here so I can wait before I decide. The Kookabay website, I hate to say, has next to...

In GEAR » Winter Pad
October 19, 9:39pm

+1 for Ariel
My wife has a small Ariel and absolutely loves it, we looked at the Aura but she found the Ariel much more comfortable so decided to take the weight gain.

In GEAR » Which Osprey pack?
October 19, 1:25pm

Re: Winter Pad
So what are my options for a down mat? Thanks all for your help :) I'm slowly learning :)

In GEAR » Winter Pad
October 19, 1:21pm

Base weight
I'll know my pack has evolved when my wife and I have a combined base weight under 20 pounds...and then again for under 10 pounds but I can't see the latter happening for a long time.

In Philosophy & Technique » Telltale signs your kit has evolved.
October 18, 5:01am

Good luck!
Good luck Edward! I hope it all goes well and you cruise through the trip while they are hauling their heavy packs! I'd love to go the tarp route one day. The fact that the soil is so compact a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp Help, I'm begging! Sooo frustrated.
October 18, 4:01am

All Reader Reviews by Benen Huntley

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Hermits Hut
I just purchased two WM Ultralite bags from HH and they arrived today. I got an email to say when they were shipped and the shipped free from America to Australia. Couldn't be happier.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 6:36am

Western Mountaineering The Company
As was previously said. I also live in Australia and they will not allow american retailers to sell to us. Ridiculous. I was surprised that I managed to purchase 2 sleeping bags from hermitshut which ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 23, 7:37pm