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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.
CityHighbury
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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+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

Backpacking Partner
My wife is slways the first person I'd pick to spend time with. Our work hours clash terribly so we make the most of the time we get. Plus, she loves the outdoors as much as me! My second choic...

In Philosophy & Technique » Whi is your ideal backpacking partner???
October 18, 3:30am

Sorry
Sorry about the double post. I'm on my phone and it buggered up.

In GEAR » I ripped my new MH down jacket!
October 18, 2:46am

Repairing Jacket
Hey Colin, That looks very interesting. Was it difficult/fiddly to do? Getting something inside the small tear sounds difficult, as does keeping the down out of the way.

In GEAR » I ripped my new MH down jacket!
October 18, 2:46am

Repairing jacket
Hey Colin, That looks very interesting. Was it difficult/fiddly to do? Getting something inside the small tear sounds difficult, as does keeping the down out of the way

In GEAR » I ripped my new MH down jacket!
October 18, 2:46am

Sleeping Pad
I'll definitely look into the GG thinlite. Is there any info on the R-values for the different thicknesses anywhere? Franco: This is a bit off topic but we spend a lot of time in the Grampia...

In GEAR » Winter Pad
October 17, 11:25pm

Too heavy
I considered dingoes but since I'm thing to keep my pack light, I ruled them out. I've had a quick look at the GG before, I'll check out the Kookabay ones :-)

In GEAR » Winter Pad
October 17, 10:24pm

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