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Russell Swanson (rswanson) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Russell Swanson

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Re: Your Favorite 3-Season Solo Tarp Tent, Double Wall Tent or Tarp + Bivvy?
My vote is for the Tarptent Cloudburst 2. For two people it has a lot of pro's and not many con's. Especially in the Sierra's where constant, prolonged rain isn't an issue, I'...

In GEAR » Your Favorite 3-Season Solo Tarp Tent, Double Wall Tent or Tarp + Bivvy?
March 21, 11:30am

Re: Question for Montbell Superstretch owners
I don't know about the newer models but the 2007 manufacture SS UL bag definitely would stretch enough to be used as a quilt. My concern would be one that I have using it as a single person ba...

In GEAR » Question for Montbell Superstretch owners
March 18, 2:00pm

Whoa whoa whoa!
I'll admit to contributing to this but we're now officially off track. Everyone knows that expressing their political views on the internet does nothing but make one's self feel superi...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 1:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Inalienable Rights
"Are you sure?" Maybe I'm wrong. Read that survey all the way thru, though apparently that number is an extrapolation based off of a small sampling of people. In the survey they ...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 1:29pm

Re: Inalienable Rights
"All the rights in the Constitution are restricted to some degree or another...freedom of speech, press, assembly, etc. etc. are all subject to restrictions" Actually that's a very...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 12:51pm

Re: real meaning of second amendment
We're veering off topic with this discussion and soon the calls will come to send this over to the Chaff forum. But, one last thought, maybe clarifying what I posted earlier- carry a gun on a ...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 8:09am

Re: re: FS: Tarp & Bug Bivy
Did you sell the tarp? If not, I'm interested.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarp & Bug Bivy
March 18, 6:40am

Re: do you take protection on hikes?
These threads all go the same way, don't they? Well, because I can't resist, just some random thoughts on this for the original poster and how this issue has pertained to me personally. ...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 6:22am

Re: Re: WTB Platypus Little Nipper
I'll take a pair. Let me know details for payment...can do Paypal, etc. I'll PM you as well, and thanks in advance!

In Gear Swap » WTB Platypus Little Nipper
March 14, 4:14pm

Re: The U.S. Dollar
On that eBay stove- it's essentially the same one I've made except it looks like it uses premade wire mesh for the grate. The seller claims it's aluminum, which has a lower melting poi...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy mesh grate
March 10, 12:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Russell Swanson

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Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
This is a little dated as the new Ether series has since replaced my POE pad but I still feel the review is relevant due as a statement about the company. First, the pad is comfortable, so I won'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 29, 11:48pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Max Compact
I'll be posting a similar review under the POE Max Thermo regarding the quality of the pad. First, the pad is as comfortable as advertised, so I won't go into details about this. My comments ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 29, 11:41pm

Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
I also had difficulties securing the seal on the on the OP Sak in both a Bear Vault and an Ursak (w/aluminum liner). The OP Sak is square and the bear containers are round. Perhaps a better design w...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 22, 9:42am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
I don't need to add to the comments about the jacket's usefulness and breathability. I practicaly live in mine on the trail. I'm dinging the perfect rating down to a 3/5 for two reasons;...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 03, 4:33pm

ULA Conduit
A lot of superlatives have been already said in the above reviews and I don't have a lot to add, other comments about the pad sleeve. It was clearly designed to accept self inflating 3/4 length p...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 10:57am

REI Quarterdome
If you must have a double walled tent, this one is hard to beat. For the price, you're getting a great package. I've had the Quarter Dome for a few years now and it's been quite a serv...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
March 21, 5:18pm

ULA Equipment
Aside from Brian's phenomenal products (which are well documented), I recently had a great experience shopping with ULA. While researching a new pack purchase, Brian Frankle my emails to ULA Equi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 14, 1:58pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
Ok, I'll admit that I'm posting this review just to see what it does to my BPL rating. Oh the vanity! I bought this bag sight unseen, based largely on Western Mountaineering’s reputation within th...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 30, 6:02pm