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Jim Sweeney (swimjay) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Former mathematician turned furniture maker, I'm lucky to live near some of the best hiking and backpacking country on the planet.
CityBerkeley
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All Forum Posts by Jim Sweeney

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And then of course there's always the
dot -- which measures the resolution with which the surrounding landscape is displayed.

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
December 04, 4:29pm

plagiarism -- self and others
Bot -- pitched by your handy little robot sought -- the pitch that's always beyond our reach

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
December 03, 8:31am

Re: plagiarism
Do you know that story about TS Eliot, addressing some college students, when he said, "A poor artist borrows, a great one steals?" Everyone laughed, of course- half the listeners laughe...

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
December 02, 10:02pm

Great minds
Great minds think alike!! Unfortunately for us, so do mediocre ones.

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
December 02, 7:49pm

+1 Andy
Excellent!

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
December 02, 5:37pm

Price reduced
Price now $365, OP has been edited. Really a beautiful jacket. Would keep it, except that I got a decent deal on an Immelman G2 and don't need two in this temp range.

In Gear Swap » Valandre Sirius, large (3L)
December 01, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Fjällräven polar
I imagine that as part of the expedition preparation, they'll teach you how to say Fjällräven. Good luck!!

In Chaff » Fjällräven polar
November 30, 1:13pm

Tent pitching, types of
taut -- all lines snug, tent assumes proper shape, with few wrinkles taunt -- tent dares other tents to even think about looking as good taught -- laboriously learned tent-pitching skills ...

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
November 30, 10:12am

still available
still available

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp .74
November 29, 3:08pm

Extra insulation
Hyfi hoody arrived in good shape. Think the Charliedog hair has added another 5 degrees of insulation.

In Gear Swap » FS: smartwool phd hyfi hoody mens M
November 29, 12:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Sweeney

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hydrapak 3 liter bladder
Recently (7/5/13) I purchased a Rush 14L daypack from Golite, which came with a 3L Hydrapak bladder. The bladder is very supple, and would seem like a potential alternative to the Platypus, except fo...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
August 01, 11:32am

Ibex Nelson 17.5 L/S : #1038
Too often it seems that merino manufacturers, in an effort to avoid scratchiness, process merino in a way that tends to make it feel more like cotton or even silk. How they do this I'm not sure. ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 10, 10:20am

Taylor Digital Wireless Thermometer 1434
There are a few different versions of this available--the important thing is to have a sending unit, which transmits the temperature where it is placed, and a "home" unit, which reads the te...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 19, 10:22pm

Black Diamond Winter Bivy
I wonder if the Epic in your bivy was somehow defective? (In which case BD should have sent you another, or refunded your money.) Backcountrygear.com currently has them on sale for $96.50, which i...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 28, 7:18pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
From a recent S & C email: "My friend used to buy new headlights for his car from Shopko when one would burnout, then he'd put the old ones back in the boxes and return them. A genius ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 18, 5:51pm

Andrew Skurka Sierra High Route Mapset
Andrew Skurka, from whom the English language gets the word "skurking", meaning moving quickly over great distances in a lightweight fashion (an antonym for "lurking"), has giv...

In Books and Media
January 05, 9:42am

Zpacks Blast 32
I have a version or this pack with no waist belt, a drink tube opening, daisy chains on the shoulder straps, shock cord lashing on the front, and two shoulder pouches. Total weight, 5.55 oz. Without...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 5:25pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
First thoughts on the new cocoon vest: 1)The pertex quantum used has a finer rip stop grid pattern than the original cocoon pull-over, which translates, very subtly, to a stiffer hand and less silk...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
June 22, 5:28pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Cocoon Pullover
First thoughts on the new cocoon vest: 1)The pertex quantum used has a finer rip stop grid pattern compared to the original cocoon pull-over, which translates, very subtly, to a stiffer hand and le...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
June 22, 5:24pm

North Face Beeline 900
The rating here is definitely price sensitive. I recently bought a new bag at outlet closeout for $90. The bag uses what I think is the best lightweight sleeping bag fabric, very lightly, or un, cal...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 02, 7:00pm