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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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All Forum Posts by Bernard Shaw

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EPIRB imho are best when, one, person overboard, signal goes out, it is attached so you don't have to do anything while fighting for your life, etc. Sat phones assume you are mentaly and physica...

In Editor's Roundtable » Personal Locator Beacons & Other Wireless Technologies for Backcountry Travel?
November 17, 7:14am

Tom, what about the better mousetrap
Thanks Tom, you got me thinking, has Gore and others been able to convince most people that they don't need anything better, like the why get a better mouse trap, the one you have is good enough? ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Waterproof-Breathable Technologies
November 10, 2:28pm

Good place to fix it or give advice
Hope it is OK to tout a place here in the forum. is a great place that can help with down enhancement. "DOWN RELOFTING With a room devoted to down, we can f...

November 08, 2:07pm

Why eVent so slow to be used?
Sorry if already asked and answered, but is there a known reason for why eVent so very very slow to come onto market, since it is so much better. Are there problems with it, or is this a productio...

In Editor's Roundtable » Waterproof-Breathable Technologies
November 05, 8:34pm

Evidently Gore-tex has s.t. like this
I think that BPL commented on a form of Gore-tex that was either being produced or on a trial basis that had promotional material stating that it was O2 and CO2 permeable, and could be used this ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Waterproof-Breathable Technologies
November 05, 5:26am

Things to avoid while finding your own way
While finding a way that works for us that are alternatives to the usual ways, we think, hey I will try that, it can't hurt me. Well sometimes it can. Few if any here are advocating no carbs but lo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
November 04, 8:03am

Great, why my engergy on this topic
Great, I did, does look like it has enough. I agree with your comment as well that folks have very strong feelings and not always rational idea regarding food, even when in other areas of their liv...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 28, 8:43am

Carol please clarify role you attribute to protein?
Carol would you please clarify what role you attribute to protein in the diet. Tell me if not accurate that you are saying "protein rich" diet means most energy is coming from protein. What % of ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 27, 8:36pm

Understanding of where energy comes from is important
One way to understand why we get the bonk, get sluggish, etc, is from not understanding where the energy comes from. Suprisingly it does not come from protein. It is great to learn of any kickstart...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 22, 6:45am

Why might this be?
Carol, I am all for the basic principle of what works for each of us, for questioning everything, and not being a sheep, i.e., going along with popular ideas. I am all for you finding your own...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 21, 8:14am

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