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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.
CityFort Wayne
StateIN
CountryUSA

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Rear Guy LIne ?
Yes I did add that guy line. It's not supplied by Zpacks but there is an attachment point there. I started using it to get an easier set. With the 3D Geometry being that sensitive the lengt...

In GEAR » a quick solplex question
June 28, 7:11pm

pitching a SolPlaex
Hello Jennifer, I've found that the correct geometry for my Solplex, after 140 miles in New Mexico this Spring, is sometimes hard to achieve. If you lower the pole height to "batten dow...

In GEAR » a quick solplex question
June 28, 1:14pm

Sphinx Rock

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
June 24, 11:05am

Toenails ?
Boy ! I'd hate to see anybody's Toenails that would contribute to Traction. Yuck ! Larry

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 17, 2:41pm

Wide Sleep Pad ?
>>"At an incredible 30" wide it fits two sleepers".<< Maybe they meant stacked ? Larry

In GEAR » For those looking for a really wide sleeping pad
June 10, 9:29am

Air Beam Sleeper temp
Hello Kelly, I don't know for sure how low the temperature got but for 2 nights on the Gila river at around 6500-7000ft my wet shoes were frozen solid but my water bottle was not. So I'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trimming an Inflatable Pad
June 05, 9:41am

Air Beam Sleeper ?
Isn't the Gossamer Gear Air Beam Sleeper XL about what you want ? http://gossamergear.com/sleeping/air-beam-sleepers.html Wide, Tapered and not too long. I used one in New Mexico on th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trimming an Inflatable Pad
June 04, 4:11pm

4 3/4lbs for the Pack ?
Far be it from me to question your need for 10lbs of camera gear plus the tripod. I wonder if anyone ever told Ansel Adams that he didn't "really need" that View Camera, a Brownie...

In GEAR » 4 season pack recommendations for camera carrying backpacker. Up to 10 day trips.
June 02, 10:15am

Tent geometry
Hi Duane I can't see your whole setup but your tent stake layout could definitely use some fine tuning. Try moving the stakes some to get a tauter set than you have in those photos. I foun...

In GEAR » ZPacks SolPlex - Photo Review
May 13, 10:25am

Zpacks Solplex tent
I just got back from hiking for 13 days in Southern New Mexico Boot heel up the Gila river to Snow Lake. We had several pretty windy nights down in the desert with I'd say up to 30-35 mph. B...

In GEAR » Z Packs Hexamid Solplex Tent
May 12, 4:03pm

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