aoaltunel "al"

481 reviewer rep
0 forum posts
joined Jan 7, 2010

I am a: 49-year-old male backpacker
Location: Merkez, Kastamonu, Turkey
Occupation: Forest Engineer with a PhD.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Orienteering
Mountaineering
Rock climbing
Mountain biking

Vitals

Height6'
Weight187
Boot/Shoe Size10.5
Jacket/Shirt Size44
Pant Size32

I am a 48 year old, father of two sons; a 21 year old and another 9 year old, forest engineer with a PhD; in short, a hard-line forester from Kastamonu, Turkey. I am trying to make the best of everything together with my wife who is also at academics; raise our kids, earn a decent and honest way of living, convey what I have acquired over the years to new generations, be as little a burden to this world as possible. I lived in the US for almost five years during my post-graduate studies. Apart from my scientific work, being an outsider/nature lover is a never ending part of my life. That pretty much summarizes everything. God bless the good people of every country, religion, race, color, whatever.

Gear Reviews (65)

user rating: 4 of 5 Kayland 8001 3/31/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 P-38 U.S. Military Can Opener 12/22/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Ultimate Survival Technologies Delta Shockproof Lighter 12/17/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Opinel No. 9 Folding Knife 10/02/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Stubai Tirol Pro 2/05/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Deuter Neosphere -15° 2/05/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 TrailBlazer 18-Inch Take-Down Buck Saw 1/05/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle 1/05/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Tru-Spec Nylon / Cotton Ripstop TRU Pants 9/27/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Versteeg Rain Jacket 9/27/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point 50/50 9/26/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Tikka XP 2 9/26/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 6/27/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool 6/27/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Victorinox Swiss Army Fireman Rescue Tool 2/10/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 La Sportiva Tibet GTX 10/18/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Buck 110 Folding Hunter 7/28/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Erickson PCT 6/08/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Merrell Men's Phaser Peak Waterproof 6/08/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 VauDe Hogan UL 2P 6/08/2012
user rating: 3 of 5 Cabela's Snake River Jacket 4/08/2012
user rating: 2 of 5 Cabela's GORE-TEX Pinnacle Mittens 4/08/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Cabela's Guidewear X300 Gore-tex Parka 2/27/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Cabela's Premier Northern Goose Down Jacket 4/07/2011
user rating: 2 of 5 Leatherman Removable Bit Driver Kit 3/04/2011
user rating: 2 of 5 Leatherman Bit Kit 3/04/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Woolrich Classic Hunt Coat 3/04/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Deuter Navajo 35 2/26/2011
user rating: 1.5 of 5 Eureka! Rectangular Floor Saver 2/26/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Buck Alpha Hunter Rosewood 2/25/2011
user rating: 1.5 of 5 Marmot Precip Shell Mitt 2/25/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Maglite Mini Maglite 2/25/2011
user rating: 2 of 5 Nalgene 16 oz Narrow Mouth Lexan 2/25/2011
user rating: 3 of 5 Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan 2/25/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Nalgene Insulated Water Bottle Sleeve 2/25/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 GSI Outdoors Hard Anodized Extreme Mess Kit - 6 pc 2/24/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Buck Alpha Dorado 2/22/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Lexan 2/22/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Primus PowerGas 110 g 2/22/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Markill Spider 2/21/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Granite Gear Round Rock Solid Compression 2/03/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Diamondback Gripper 2/03/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle 2/03/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 SOL Thermal Bivvy 1/30/2011
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Hi-Tec Men's Ice Breaker 12/16/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Corax 12/08/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Cabela's Guidewear X300 Insulated Bibs 12/08/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy 4/14/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Leki Super Makalu COR-TEC PA 3/03/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Leatherman Core 3/03/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Leatherman Surge 3/03/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl MYO 3 3/03/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Deluxe 3/03/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Expedition Crocodile Gaiters 2/09/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Ecrin Roc 2/09/2010
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Marmot Men's Oracle Pant 2/05/2010
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Wenzel Great Falls 2/05/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Marmot Radiator Jacket 2/04/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 The North Face Men's Geosphere Jacket 2/04/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Millet Alpinist GTX 1/26/2010
user rating: 2 of 5 Slumberjack Latitude -20°F 1/26/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Deuter Guide 45+ 1/18/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Marmot Men's Mountain Down Jacket 1/13/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 VauDe Space K2 1/12/2010
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Eureka! Zeus 4EXO 1/07/2010