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joe newton (holdfast) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Bergen, Norway
About Me 40 years old and currently living in Bergen, Norway although originally from England.
My Website URLhttp://thunderinthenight.blogspot.com/
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All Forum Posts by joe newton

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Re: duct tape!
Benjamin, You could just wind it around something else you're taking like a trekking pole, pencil, tick tool, torch, match, etc.

In GEAR » duct tape!
June 12, 1:33pm

Leavin' for Sweden! - Trip reports are starting to go up
Trip reports from the inaugural Scandinavian UL Bloggers Meet-up in Sweden are starting to appear on the blogs of the participants so click on the links in the first post to find out how damp we got!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Leavin' for Sweden!
June 08, 11:24pm

Leavin' for Sweden! - It's a go!
Well, after a bit of a scare with Hendrik's flight getting cancelled late yesterday everything is back on track and we're heading for Sweden today. Vi snakkes!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Leavin' for Sweden!
May 26, 11:47pm

inov8 roclite 315 vs. terroc 330
I have both models in use at the moment. The 315s are far narrower and are better suited to running for me. My 330s are all-day super-comfy with a much wider toe box. Hope that helps

In GEAR » inov8 roclite 315 vs. terroc 330
May 26, 11:52am

Leavin' for Sweden!
Just to let you know that tomorrow six UL enthusiasts from Scandinavia/Northern Europe will be converging in the Vålådalen national park in the Jämtland area of northern Sweden. We will spend 3 ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Leavin' for Sweden!
May 26, 2:25am

Re: patagonia traverse.
Patagonia Traverse +1 Sooooooooooooo ridiculously comfortable, light and long lasting. Edit: you can read my review of these pants from last year on my blog - http://thunderinthenight.blogspo...

In GEAR » PANTS??
May 23, 1:49am

Re: scissors
Sometimes called 'pruning shears', 'hand pruners' or when I lived in England we called them 'secateurs'. Built my stove yesterday and it came out fine using these and a meta...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3,06 oz. ikea woodstove
May 19, 5:32am

Light weight Duffle?
The North Face now do the Flyweight Duffel, a lightweight version of their Base Camp Duffel. I saw them in a shop for the first time today: http://www.thenorthface.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/...

In GEAR » Light weight Duffle?
May 03, 11:21am

Re: 1 oz Mountain House packaging
Robin at Blogpackinglight in the UK had a similar thought about the Real Turmat freeze dried meals and simply re-bagged each meal in lighter ziplock baggies. http://blogpackinglight.wordpress.co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1 oz Mountain House packaging
April 30, 5:28am

Re: One shell to rule them all
In response to the OP's original quest for a "versitile, quick dry shell that would work for all of my outdoor activities... perhaps something with silnylon shoulders and hood, and Pertex ...

In GEAR » One shell to rule them all
April 30, 1:19am

All Reader Reviews by joe newton

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Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
Pretty much the bible when it comes to winter backcountry travel and camping, and not just on skis. Knowledgeable, interesting, humorous and Mike's illustrations are cute and technically astute. ...

In Books and Media
June 13, 11:31am

Terra Nova Laser Competition
Couldn't agree more with the other reviewer. It's a cinch to set up and while there are a couple of obvious tiny compromises to keep the weight low (single zip on the door, etc) it really is a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 16, 11:03am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased the Short version of this much lauded/derided sleeping mat and have to say it proved to be nothing less than exceptional. I'm a smidge over 6 feet and around 190lbs and once I realised...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 15, 3:10pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
I agree with Sam's review above. The Inov-8 Debris Gaiter is almost perfect. The fit and functionality of the product was just what I was looking for when trail running and backpacking. Stretch...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 22, 4:04am

Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spoon
I swapped my previously beloved Primus folding Ti spork for the Alphalight spoon (long version) for a couple of reasons. The Alphalight is longer (no more messy knuckles when eating freeze-dried meals...

In Cookware - Other
May 22, 3:34am

Montane Lite-speed
I've been wearing this jacket for over a year now and it gets used maybe three times a week for hiking, backpacking, road and trail running. It is light, packable and just weather resistant enough...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 22, 3:22am

Optimus (Brunton in US) Folding Ti Spork
I already had a Light My Fire plastic spork which worked perfectly well, weighed next to nothing, cost a couple of quid but kept getting lost in my food/cooking bag. When I was looking to 'streaml...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 28, 6:19am