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TIP: The online Bushwalk Inventory System can help bushwalkers with a variety of bushwalk planning tasks, including: Manage which items they take bushwalking so that they do not forget anything they might need, plan meals for their walks, and automatically compile food/fuel shopping lists (lists of consumables) required to make and cook the meals for each walk. It is particularly useful for planning for groups who share food or other items, but is also useful for individual walkers.
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Blackdiamond bombshelter

Sat 30 Apr, 2022 8:40 am


Anyone know where we can purchase a black diamond bombshelter from in Australia?

Can’t find any store that show it as an item then sell


Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Sat 30 Apr, 2022 3:20 pm

It doesn't look like they are listing it on the BD Australia website, so it might not be being imported yet. I'd email BD and see if there is any plan on importing those, it doesn't look like they import many tents. Another company to contact would be Sea to Summit's distribution people ( as they seem to be the brand manager in Australia for BD, they may have an idea as to if there is any plan to bring any in. Otherwise, you might have to choose something else, or grey-market it.

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Sat 30 Apr, 2022 10:49 pm

Thanks for the reply,

Saw one over the weekend, he paid in store for it but at the time we never thought to ask which store as we assumed it would be easy to find

I might contact sea to summit


Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Sun 01 May, 2022 10:11 am

You may have to buy O/S and have it drop shipped.
When you are paying $1800- for a tent another $150- for shipping isn't such a large percentage of the prime cost. Even adding in the 10%GST seems reasonable if it's what you want and need and can't buy it here.
Just expect it to sit in Customs for a month while they get around to processing it.

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Wed 04 Jan, 2023 5:30 pm

Still have not been able to get my hands on one of these bomb shelters

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Wed 04 Jan, 2023 10:19 pm

I've got a BD Bibler Eldorado unused if you like. Just add some tarp and ice walls if you need more space.

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Fri 06 Jan, 2023 7:26 am

have you had a look at the Nemo Chogori tent ?
The 3 has 44 sq ft vs the 50 of the Bombshelter.
One entry point but double wall and internal ice (from condensation) peels off very easily from the silnylon fabric (not that I used the Nemo but on other silnylon it does...)

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Fri 06 Jan, 2023 7:14 pm

I've got one! $400 plus postage and it's all yours

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Sat 07 Jan, 2023 9:42 am

eaglehawk wrote:I've got one! $400 plus postage and it's all yours

Great price if in good condition.
I'd be tempted if I was still snow camping into the future

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Mon 09 Jan, 2023 8:06 pm

Wow. Almost 5kg….surely you could find another tent that is similarly weatherproof and save some weight?


Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Mon 09 Jan, 2023 9:16 pm

5kg divided by 4 is only a bit over a kilo per person so not that bad

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Thu 12 Jan, 2023 6:56 pm

You might want to check Y/Tube as regards the BD Bombshelter. Not good.

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Fri 13 Jan, 2023 6:58 am

I just looked for U-Tube videos on it and could find only one, and that looked like a couple of people who didn't appear to know what they were doing.
Bibler tents are specialised bits of kit and have a good reputation in the mountaineering community but I've never used one

Re: Blackdiamond bombshelter

Sat 14 Jan, 2023 7:13 pm

I'd say it's a 3 adult tent, but maybe mountaineers need to be close to survive..
We never did anything extreme, but I think the term bombshelter was chosen for a reason.
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