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All Forum Posts by Russell Swanson

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Re: ULA Conduit and torso fit issues
David, A. My Torso Measure is 21" B. I haven't found the M/L to be short for me. C. The belt does naturally ride a little higher than other packs I've tried, but not much ...

In GEAR » ULA Conduit and torso fit issues
March 02, 9:42pm

Re: Need Advice on Which Headlamp?
Lawton, The Zipka+ is basically the same as the Tikka+ with a different headband. Having used both, I prefer the traditional style band on the Tikka+. I found it more comfortable and was not c...

In GEAR » Need Advice on Which Headlamp?
March 02, 8:36pm

Re: Re: skimpy
I've defended Backpacker on more than one occasion and on more than one website but have never defended their gear choices. Using the 90% (possibly more) of the stuff featured in Backpacker is...

In GEAR » Henry Shire Gets His Due!
March 02, 7:48pm

Lets go a-viking!
I'm reading Bernard Cornwell's fantastic Saxon Chronicles series which recounts the Norse invasion of Britain, so my head is full of Ragnars at the present!

In GEAR » Benchmade vs. Mora
February 21, 4:22pm

Creep out your buddies
I don't know the answer to your question but I know nothing creeps out my city-dwelling friends more than when I show them all the thousands of little spider eyes staring back at them under the...

In GEAR » Which is better for arachnids? Blacklight or True UV
February 21, 4:17pm

Re: Re: Mora...Where to Buy in USA?
"Give Ragnar a call and he will set you up..." A guy named Ragnar selling Swedish knives? That's perfect.

In GEAR » Benchmade vs. Mora
February 21, 3:41pm

Re: backpack, external or internal frame?
There aren't too many proponents of external frame packs on this site and most backpackers use internal frame packs for a variety of reasons I won't get into here. It is true that most i...

In GEAR » backpack, external or internal frame?
February 20, 7:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mesh
Denis, With the materials I used, I can simply pull the inner and outer can apart. They fit tightly together and stay in place with a press fit. I'll simply separate the two and construct ...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy mesh grate
February 19, 8:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mesh
Denis, that diagram is unclear and amateur-ish. Can you post something more detailed? Ha- I kid of course. Thanks for the insane detail. Fritz's stoves really are pieces of exemplary crafts...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy mesh grate
February 19, 2:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Mesh
Denis, If I am finding the right thread showing your stove... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=14765 ...then my stove is ...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy mesh grate
February 19, 10:23am

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