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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.
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In Photo Gallery » Backpacking Creatures
September 12, 12:42pm

Snakes ?
On the CDT in Southern New Mexico Bootheel.

In Photo Gallery » Backpacking Creatures
September 12, 12:37pm

Flat Feet and Insoles
I have Flat Feet and never had any real problem until this Spring in New Mexico. I hiked from Silver City to Lordsburg with the intent to start the CDT on a Section Hike at the Southern Terminus....

In GEAR » Insole Thoughts and Recs, I guess it's time to finally try them.
May 15, 10:26am

Smartphone GPS app ?
To me the biggest drawback of using a smartphone in place of a GPS is the screen visibility in bright sun. Just try reading anything on your screen while outside in bright sun. To me it's ...

In GEAR » Smartphone/GPS/Camera question
May 02, 5:15am

Rules ?
If there are no consequences what good does a Rule do ? Witness the widespread downloading (pirating?) of online music files a few years ago. It's not just the Chinese. Larry

In GEAR » MSR Pocket Rocket options
April 25, 8:49am

Gila river ?
I hiked the Gila river last April from Sapillo Cr. up to Snow lake, Dipping Vat tank on some old maps. I never had to go deeper than just above knee deep but you need to choose your crossing spot....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gila NF trip
April 07, 6:17am

ULA Circuit
Hi Frank, I have an unused, except for testing around home, ULA Circuit side Medium Torso with a size Large Hipbelt. I have a 36" waist and they ULA says to go with the L hipbelt for that. ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: ULA Circuit
March 28, 3:55am

toe blister ?
Cut off that toe ? Problem solved ! :>)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Toe blisters
March 23, 9:01am

Surgery pain ?
Hi Billy, "did you find your umbilical hernia repair hurt the most?" Hard to say. My Umbilical was done about 4 years ago and the Inguinals were done 25-30 years (seperately) ago so...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
March 19, 3:56pm

Hernias and exerciseI
Give it a couple of weeks and follow your Dr.'s orders and you'll be fine. I've had all three of those done over the years. The last, the umbilical hernia, about 3 years ago. I'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
March 19, 11:03am

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