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Gordon Smith (swearingen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Gordon Smith

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Great Review!
Great review Ryan! I'm very much looking forward to Parts 4, 5 & 6 as well. It was your review that first brought this camera to my attention, and after doing a bit of further research I fi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sony NEX-7 Digital Camera Review
August 06, 6:32pm

Tennis Balls?
Wow, tennis balls? Really? Doesn't seem like they'd have enough mass to do any good. I've always washed my bags and jackets by hand in the tub, then dried them in my dryer at home on lo...

In GEAR » washing goose down
September 08, 5:32am

SOG Flash 1
I don't know how large a knife will fit in your cookpot, but for an all-around great pocket knife it's hard to beat the 1.4 ounce SOG Flash 1. It might be a little more money than your Vict...

In GEAR » looking for a replacement knife
September 05, 8:08am

WTB: Snow Peak Trek 700
It doesn't have to be perfect, just fairly clean and functional, lid included, etc. Willing to pay $25 including shipping to 97219. PM if interested.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Snow Peak Trek 700
September 04, 9:51am

I am not a gun guy. If I were a gun guy, posed with the original question in this thread, I think I'd take a serious look at the Kel-Tec PF-9

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
September 03, 9:38pm

Your Favorite Altimeter/Compass Watch??
I know this thread's likely been done before, but let's float a new one & see what surfaces. The reason I'm asking is that my much beloved Nike Lance 4 watch is on its last legs, an...

In GEAR » Your Favorite Altimeter/Compass Watch??
September 02, 2:54am

Fozzils folding cup
If I take a cup it's usually the one from the Fozzils folding solo set: The cup holds about 11 oz and weighs about 1 oz. Folds flat so I can always fit i...

In GEAR » Lightweight Mug for Cheap???
September 10, 4:01pm

Three Sisters
Hey everyone, thanks for the nice comments on the report! I've made the photos smaller by the way, so the report wouldn't look so janky in Safari. Eugene, I was thinking about you and Ni...

In Post-Trip Reports » Three Sisters 50-mile Loop
August 31, 4:36am

Three Sisters 50-mile Loop
My dog Kirah and I did the approximately 50-mile loop around all three of the Three Sisters mountains in central Oregon last week. We started and ended at Lava Camp Lake, near McKenzie Pass on Hwy ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Three Sisters 50-mile Loop
August 29, 11:01am

Let there be Light
For a headlamp I use the Black Diamond Ion. Weighs about an ounce, plenty bright, very good light. For a backup, the Streamlight Nano. I wear the Nano on a neck lanyard along with a whistle and sma...

In GEAR » What's your lightweight illumination solution?
August 29, 12:24am

All Reader Reviews by Gordon Smith

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Trail Designs Caldera ULC Cone for Snow Peak 600 mug
The Caldera ULC Cone is the compact version of the original Caldera Cone that Trail Designs has been making for several years. The great benefit of the ULC Cones is that they're designed to fit in...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 05, 1:32am