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Drew Smith (Drewsmith) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado Rockies
About Me Started backpacking in 1967 and (apart from my 3 years living in Indiana) have never stopped. I've been section-hiking the Colorado Trail the last 4 years, and gotten to Marshall Pass so far. I'm not fanatic about weight, possibly because I like to load up my Newfoundland dog and use him as a pack animal. The important thing is to go, and to have a good time.
CityBoulder
StateCO
CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by Drew Smith

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Re: Specific Stove question Bud lite bottle and Isopropyl 90%
I keep seeing vague but dire warnings posted about the dangers of using isopropanol in alcohol stoves. The MSDS for isopropanol lists carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and "unidentified organic ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Specific Stove question Bud lite bottle and Isopropyl 99%
January 24, 5:49pm

Re: Re: PCT section hike - Idyllwild to Walker Pass
"... is there a way to go from one box to the next without individually clicking each one?" I don't think so. This was definitely a bit of a kluge, it took me a while to figure out...

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT section hike - Idyllwild to Walker Pass
January 02, 2:29pm

Re: Thanks for the insight!
Sorry I missed the Under armor. You should be fine with your gear. The "alternate" route I was suggesting was just hiking the CT north/ east to Copper, rather than west from Denver. T...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail Segment Hike 2015!
January 02, 1:00pm

Re: Re: Old Guys Baqckpacking
+1 on the Pacer Poles, and on the pre-emptive use of ibuprofen. The other thing I notice is hiking at elevation is much harder. I really start feeling it at 11K and slow down radically above 12K. ...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 02, 12:45pm

Re: Colorado Trail Segment Hike 2015!
Brandt, my thoughts on your questions: Pace - if you are in marathon shape you will have no trouble with a 15 mile per day pace. There are only two serious climbs in this stretch (Guyot Pass an...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail Segment Hike 2015!
January 01, 6:04pm

Re: Re: PCT section hike - Idyllwild to Walker Pass
Roger, thanks for the kind comments. I think the truly great napping spots choose us; we cannot choose them. Everything has to come together for a trail nap to be a memorable one: the weather, ...

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT section hike - Idyllwild to Walker Pass
January 01, 5:23pm

Re: share your boulders
Lost Creek in CO:

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
December 29, 9:29pm

Re: ahead of the herd
The zero-day kickoff party at Lake Morena is not scheduled yet, but is typically the 3rd or 4th weekend in April. Anytime before that will put you in front of the pack. The drawback to an early s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 29, 9:13pm

Re: solar
I used my phone for a lot of things - camera, journal, (secondary) map, reading material etc, and so needed the juice. I also used Halfmile's PCT app which is free and terrific. Guthook has b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 29, 3:39pm

Re: Thanks everyone and now to derail a bit ...
Matt, I have one of these Powerfilm solar charges. I'm reasonably but not deliriously happy with it. Pros - light (5 oz), rugged, easy to hook on to your pack, large panel area Cons - most...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 29, 3:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Drew Smith

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MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho The new Pro
Like George I started with a GoLite tarp, but found it a bit too small for adequate coverage. I've had the MLD tarp for a year now and and am fully satisfied with its performance both as a tar...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 13, 9:49am

CAMP Magic Anorak
I had been looking for a wind shirt but was not quite ready to drop $80+ on one when I found the CAMP Magic Anorak on sale last year for $30 (it is now priced at $90). I ordered a large, but found ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 04, 5:54pm

MSR Dromedary Bag (w/ hydro kit)
The attraction of this bag for me is its versatility - a wide mouth for filling, a hydration kit for trail use, and a narrow mouth/spigot for camp use. A shower attachment is also available, but I ha...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
August 28, 11:08am

Klymit Inertia X Frame
I've used this pad on two trips now - a two-night stay in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, and an eight-night trip through the Weminuche Wilderness. The main attraction of this pad is its light we...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 28, 10:48am