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Benjamin Smith (bugbomb) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale South Texas
About Me My first "lightweight" trip involved me tossing gear and spare clothes out of my external framed pack the night before a trek in southern Colorado. Now, I experiment with and design (my wife calls it "twiddling") some simple, lightweight gear and carry loads that have become dangerously flirtatious with the SUL barrier.

In south Texas, if you're a hiker, biker, or runner, you don't have to deal with elevation or cold temps. However, you do have to like the feeling of sweaty silnylon next to your skin on a 100 degree, 90+% humidity day.
CitySan Antonio
StateTX
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Benjamin Smith

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Re: Hammock Insulation Idea
Matthew, I think that from a design standpoint, you've got a great idea - an insulated hammock that only has insulation where needed. As far as the dog hair insulation, check out this discussion...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hammock Insulation Idea
November 22, 1:37pm

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL3 Tent REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Seedhouse SL3 Tent REVIEW
November 21, 8:14pm

Tarptent Double Rainbow Tent REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Double Rainbow Tent REVIEW
November 21, 8:10pm

Re: Re: testy mctestington
Thanks, Jonathon!

In User Test Forum » checking picture posting
November 20, 4:49pm

Re: Re: MYOG Materials
Vick, As far as hardware that would work with small line or cord, what about these? I don't know where they can be sourced, but they could be used in an application where cord was used in...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Materials
November 15, 9:08pm

Re: Modified Whisper G6
Jhaura, That looks like nice work! I've experimented with using grosgrain instead of webbing, but haven't been pleased with the results when the straps are under load. It worked fine for my quil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Whisper G6
November 15, 8:20pm

Valandré La Fayette Sleeping Bag REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » ValandrĂ© La Fayette Sleeping Bag REVIEW
November 14, 8:42pm

Tarptent Rainshadow 2 Tent REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Rainshadow 2 Tent REVIEW
November 14, 8:41pm

Hilleberg Rajd Tent REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Hilleberg Rajd Tent REVIEW
November 14, 8:40pm

Re: Horizon reached?
Russell, I think it's a great question, and an essential one. In past threads on this site, posters have pointed out that while the difference between a 25 pound base weight and a 10 pound basew...

In Philosophy & Technique » Horizon reached?
November 13, 3:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Benjamin Smith

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Platypus Platy Reservoir
I use the 4L Big Zip as my in camp water supply and for carting extra water through dry stretches (here in south Texas, the whole hike is typically a "dry stretch"). While I find the cap ang...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 12:10pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I've slept on this pad and on the similar POE Max Thermo (both full-length). The BA is more comfortable for back sleeping, and the POE is more comfortable when side sleeping. There's something...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 07, 7:42am

Backpacking Light FireLite 500 Titanium Cookpot
I waited until I received the updated lid before posting my review, so my rating applies to the pot with the new "GOOD" lid, not the old "BAD" lid. My old lid didn't seat flush...

In Cookware - Titanium
May 07, 7:44pm

MSR Titan Kettle
I used this item on my recent Sawtooths trip. It worked great - stable, tight lid, strong - but I have one dilemma. I am a boil-and-set type cooker. This means I'm only boiling a cup or two at a time,...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 06, 4:46pm

New Balance 872
Weight - 12.7 oz Size - 9 EE Color - screaming, bright, obnoxious yellow So after years of wearing ill-fitting shoes, I decided to go in and see what size my feet really were. I typically wear 10...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 24, 5:19pm