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Eugene Smith (Eugeneius) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Nuevo Mexico
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CityLas Cruces
StateNew Mexico
CountryUSAish
My Website URLhttp://desertpaincave.blogspot.com
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All Forum Posts by Eugene Smith

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Re: Staying fit for long hikes
Personally, I would do the bulk of the aerobic conditioning by running trail consistently many weeks/months out prior to a trip/event and then do rest days (non-run/active recovery days) hiking wit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying fit for long hikes
June 16, 10:21am

Re: Austin TX and environs...
I was joined last year on a trip to the Pecos by Ian Schumann who is a BPL member and full fledged Austinite. Great gent. Knowledgeable backpacker and UL gear aficionado. He's not very a...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Austin TX and environs...
June 15, 9:43pm

Attn. Mtbrs. WTT: White Bros. Rock Solid carbon 29er forks for 30F quilt or WM summerlite
I realize that this isn't a backpacking related item, but it is a light item and it can be used to lighten up that bikepacking steed you're building. I purchased this fork new this yea...

In Gear Swap » Attn. Mtbrs. WTT: White Bros. Rock Solid carbon 29er forks for 30F quilt or WM summerlite
June 07, 11:27am

Re: REI limiting returns to one year
Good for them. Perhaps this will force people to become smarter consumers and do some diligent homework prior to making a purchase. So many people who shop at REI make impulse purchases and l...

In GEAR » REI limiting returns to one year
June 04, 1:13pm

"need trail runners for very rocky/talus/scree conditions"
Mike, The Pearl Izumi N1's have been my staple shoe the last several weeks since picking them up. In a nutshell- I freaking love them. Ran the nasty rocky bits coming down the length of Gu...

In GEAR » need trail runners for very rocky/talus/scree conditions
June 02, 9:17am

Re: How many packs and shelters is too many?
I've trimmed the fat over the last year or two and have downsized to one single backpack and shelter (Duomid) for backpacking/bikepacking/adventuring/etc..... It's not always ideal, but...

In GEAR » How many packs and shelters is too many?
May 29, 9:57am

Re: The worst kind of rain
...is always better than NO rain. Don't like the rain, send it our way, we need it! People are starting to throw dollar bills at my feet every night mistaking my rain dances as entertainm...

In GEAR » The worst kind of rain
May 26, 11:18pm

Re: Re: The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
Right on. This video series is a solid reintroduction of past information on going light revamped in a new medium. Video is the way to go for presenting this sort of information, especially f...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
May 24, 7:33am

Re: Hooded down jacket or separate hood?
Man, I say go with a hooded parka over a down jacket/sweater for quilt use. I've tried the hoodless jacket setup with a beanie/balaclava and it never seals up as well as having a true parka. ...

In GEAR » Hooded down jacket or separate hood?
May 20, 11:40am

Re: stakes suitable for very, very hard compacted dirt surface.
MSR Groundhogs. I haven't found anything better for compacted soil. They handle being pounded into the ground with rocks well. Have a few Groundhogs and shepherd hook stakes in your bag and...

In GEAR » stakes suitable for very, very -hard compacted dirt surface.
May 19, 9:15pm

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