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Eugene Smith (Eugeneius) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Nuevo Mexico
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CityLas Cruces
StateNew Mexico
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All Forum Posts by Eugene Smith

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Re: IT band pain
Man, I feel for you. ITBS is a bitch, plain and simple. What you have sounds chronic and not likely to dissipate any time soon. I would stay far away from Ibuprofen. all it does is mask symptoms...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » recovery from IT band pain? JMT in 1 week...
August 15, 10:42am

Re: looking for a UL shirt
Any number of lightweight wicking shirts will do, so I'll make your life more difficult and add another option to the pot. I was recently given the Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool tshirt from a ...

In GEAR » looking for a UL shirt
August 13, 8:27pm

New AT unsupported record
Matt Kirk, who used to post infrequently here at BPL , just established a new unsupported AT finish time of 58 days 9hrs 40mins.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 08, 9:44am

Re: Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
Don't waste your time trying to modify the shoes to keep dirt out. This is a compromise you make in going with lighter weight footwear. Gaiters that cover the upper portion of the shoe he...

In GEAR » Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
August 06, 6:32pm

Re: What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (simplicity at it's best)
Looks good to me Aaron. I like the spartan approach Aaron is taking here and I don't doubt his ability to make this work one bit. We can throw out hypotheticals here, but ultimately, ...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 01, 1:59pm

Re: Flying with gear... specific questions
Mail all of that mess to your friends in WA. Flying with your fanny pack on and a scotch in hand is way cooler than lugging around backpacking gear through terminals. fwiw. In the past ...

In GEAR » Flying with gear... specific questions
July 25, 9:23pm

Re: re: UTMB mandatory gear
"The vast majority of the UTMB field won't be using their mandatory rain gear, unless conditions get really, really bad. " The vast majority of the UTMB field have used EVERY bit o...

In GEAR » Ultramarathon gear advice needed for major race in the Alps
July 24, 9:46pm

Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs.
*Ba dum tssshh

In GEAR » Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs.
July 20, 11:32am

Re: My Tour Divide setup
You have my interest peaked with the Woodchippers, Ron. They've been on my radar but I was apprehensive about going down the road of stem changes. I prefer 0 rise stems 90mm or less. I ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » My Tour Divide setup
July 19, 1:45pm

Re: My Tour Divide setup
Awesome, awesome, awesome... How did the woodchipper bar setup feel on the Niner? What stem (length/rise?) did you pair with the bars to get the fit you wanted? Going singlespeed fully...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » My Tour Divide setup
July 17, 12:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Eugene Smith

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Mountain Laurel Designs
Ron had my MLD Spinnaker Monk tarp repaired and improved upon free of charge with reinforced tieouts in 1 week, from shipping to Rons' shop, sewn, and shipped back to me, one week! This would nev...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 10, 9:43pm

Golite Shangri La 1
I have owned the Golite Shangri La 1 for several months now and have used it on about 3 trips so far in the desert southwest with variable weather conditions in the mountains and lower regions. F...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 16, 7:20am

Western Mountaineering Megalite
I recently used the WM Megalite on a 5 day trip through the Gila with temps at night ranging from the mid 20's to the lower 40's. Light wind was present each evening and the bag and draft tub...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
April 13, 10:00pm