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Larry Swearingen (Larry_Swearingen) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale NE Indiana
About Me Getting back into backpacking again after a looong layoff at a late age (67).
Went out to Yellowstone/Gerand Teton summer of 2013 and really want to do a Wind rivers trip next summer. Solo. Did it. 2014.
Gonna go back on the CDT in 2015.
CityFort Wayne
StateIN
CountryUSA

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AltaPlex Door height ?
>>The altaplex door opening looks really low given the overall height of the tent. I would expect getting in and out to be a bit of a bother.<< The AltaPlex is 58" high total wi...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
November 24, 2:43pm

fixed pole length ?
So Zpacks says a 122cm pole and you only have a 120cm pole ? That's with the fixed guyline length so if you just shorten the guys a little it'll have the same geometry. You just end up ...

In GEAR » Zpacks hexamid solo tarp with fixed length trekking pole
November 16, 9:31am

Men in Tights ?
Arrrr Mags, Ya look like one of Robin Hoods Merry men there. Larry (OldnSlow)

In Gear Lists » base layer and running shorts
November 07, 12:27pm

Gila river
I didn't say that it wasn't miserable at times. I just said that we did it. {:>) Take a look at some of those Logjam, boulder field, flood damage pictures. The beauty made it worth ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gila Wilderness Ideas
November 06, 11:01am

Gila river
John and Dan, If you get a chance to hike the Gila it is fantastic. I hiked it in April with Doug and we are two old guys,65 and 68. If you would like to see some photos look at this http://s2...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gila Wilderness Ideas
November 06, 8:49am

Water Cache in Desert
Burying milk jugs with water can fail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj7SAxf_YEM OldnSlow

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
November 05, 10:18am

Candle Lanterns
If the cabin, assuming that you can in fact get into it, is reasonably windproof then a couple of Candle Lanterns will help with light and heat. A candle will put off a good amount of heat if t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
October 06, 10:27am

Big Sandy Lodge
The Lodge doesn't "sell" meals to it's guests. The Buffet meals, Dinner and Breakfast are included in the cost of the cabin. They cook enough to feed their guests, no extra fo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Range, August-September 2014
September 25, 3:16pm

Muddy Trail ?
Looks like a nice trip. I did a 90 mile northbound from about South Pass from Hwy 28 along the CDT up to Elkhart Park in early August. The last day out to Elkhart the trail looked worse than th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Central WInds
September 20, 2:17pm

hat ?
If the Sun is that bad try an umbrella. http://www.golite.com/Chrome-Dome-Trekking-Umbrella-P928.aspx

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
August 23, 12:43pm

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