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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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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

Zpacks "Haul"
oh man I wish they had come up with this a little earlier. It's too late for this Spring for me to order. I'm heading out to Silver City, NM on 4/9 and will start the CDT from Crazy Coo...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
March 13, 10:58am

iPhone ?
Roger, You forgot about the mirrors. Larry

In On the Web » Why doesn't my phone run on propane?
February 06, 4:29am

Hernia repairs and Life in General not just backpacking
Hi Billy, I've had two Indirect Inguinal Hernia repairs, Right and Left, at separate times back in the 80's and early 90's. Also a belly button Hernia repaired about 5 years ago. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 6:27am

ZPacks 20 deg. bag and CDT
I did some Section Hiking on the CDT this (2014) Summer. CC to Lordsburg, Silver City to Snow Lake in NM and South Pass to Elkhart Park in WY and used a Zpacks wide Long. I also carried a light ...

In GEAR » Temperatures to expect on a Northbound CDT hike.
January 05, 4:54am

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

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