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Gordon Smith (swearingen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Big Agnes vs NeoAir
Rog writes: >>Gordon Wrote: "it's half the weight of my Clearview which was already a very light pad. And the Neo is tiny, I can almost fit it in my pocket" My 3/4 mummy ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes vs NeoAir
September 18, 4:37am

"Hi! My name is Denis and I'm a gear addict." It's OK Denis, you're among friends here. And speaking as a gear addict myself, I have a small NeoAir, a BA Clearview and...

In GEAR » Big Agnes vs NeoAir
September 18, 1:17am

SUH Backpacking...
That's right, Super Ultra Heavy backpacking! How heavy is SUH? Well, an 80 lb pack qualifies I think. Here's an engaging in-depth primer on the subject in eight parts: Backpacking System...

In GEAR » SUH Backpacking...
September 04, 9:25pm

+4 REI Sahara Pants
Another vote for REI Sahara pants. Mine have held up really well.

In GEAR » Hiking pants
September 04, 1:13am

Nike Lance 4
I've owned a Nike Lance 4 for three years now and I love it! Best watch I've ever had. It doesn't have the heart monitor function, but has the other features you listed and they all fun...

In GEAR » Which Watch?
September 02, 9:18am

Long sleeves
I have a pair of Pearl Izumi arm warmers that I use for cycling occasionally but for backpacking I prefer to just wear a long sleeve shirt and roll the sleeves up for temp control. It's one les...

In GEAR » Cycling arm warmers
August 29, 1:22pm

REI Super Clearance Sale
The Labor Day Super Clearance Sale appears to be in progress already at And at REI Outlet:

In Gear Deals » REI Super Clearance Sale
August 28, 9:42am

Pack liner...
Have you tried the BPL Pack Liners? I started using these this year instead of a pack cover and I really like them. They're easy to use, lighter than most pack covers and as a bonus you can ju...

In GEAR » Waterproof Backpacks
August 26, 11:25pm

Tri Ti Inferno
>>google tri ti inferno<< The Inferno is more closely related to the Bushbuddy. The Ghillie Kettle burns wood but that is where the similarity ends. It is not a wood gas design. One ...

In GEAR » Anyone here use a Ghillie Kettle?
August 26, 10:08pm

Ultra durability
I only have the Ultra, but I'm confident it will last for years as long as I store it in a pot for travel. If I step on it in camp it'll be toast, but I'd be willing to bet the regular ...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy durability and customs
August 25, 1:09am

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