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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.
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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

ZPacks ArcBlast 52
I have a ZPacks ArcBlast 52 that I'd like to sell. 2014 Season and has about 240 miles in NM and WY on it. Includes a few different external Pockets from Zpacks and Zimmerbuilt and 2 should...

In Gear Swap » WTB: ultralight backpack.
August 12, 7:17am

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

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