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All Forum Posts by Russell Swanson

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Re: yawn
I agree Peter and I seem to have forgotten this is BPL! And, I bet the only people bothering to read this thread anymore are the people posting on it. And, we're really going in circles here....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 21, 6:49am

Re: Re: aghast
Allison Miller wrote- "I personally can't see how modern-day gun use is of much benefit to the average person other than for recreational activities like hunting" I have been prima...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 20, 7:19pm

Re: Re: I think we can put another fallacy to rest...
Brad Maynard wrote: "See ya on the trail ! when ya come out of your safe room that is!" My sole point in posting the statistics for my state was to debunk the statements being made he...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 20, 7:42am

I think we can put another fallacy to rest...
...at least in Maryland, where I live. I am currently compiling a spreadsheet listing all the dates throughout the calendar year during which some form of hunting is legal. So far, almost every d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 19, 7:40pm

Re: re:hunter shot
"yes, there was no excuse for this young man shooting the hiker. as i said before in earlier post, you just don't go walking in the woods during hunting season, orange vest or not. common ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 19, 11:14am

Re: mmm steak
Steve O, You know, at this point I want to let this die...I really do...but every time you guys try to make a point you're reinforcing the ones I have made. There are far, far more people o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 19, 6:36am

Re: I love my
Maybe this should be another thread altogether but I feel compelled to respond to a few things posted above which may help explain and clarify my comments. I don't own guns. I enjoy shootin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 18, 3:06pm

Re: Marmot Precip 50% off
You should post this in the Gear Deals forum...just FYI!

In Gear Swap » Marmot Precip 50% off
August 15, 6:06pm

Re: Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
Sorry to contribute to major thread drift, guys. My bad! While I would readily refer to cars and guns as tools, as opposed to killing machines, I would agree with everyone in regards to concern...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 14, 1:46pm

Re: Killin' Critters is FUN
Hey, I guess I wasn't casting a wide enough net in my aforementioned discussions- one post and I've found someone who admits to getting a kick out of killing things! I will let you know ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 14, 12:45pm

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