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Gordon Smith (swearingen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Portland, Oregon
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RE: First Aid Kit
And here's my 2 cents on the First Aid Kit: Add: more Ibuprofen. For a week's trip I'd take 20 minimum Add: 2 - 5x4 transparent, waterproof/breatheable bandages such as Tegaderm o...

In GEAR » Scrutinize my first aid kit
August 08, 3:05pm

RE: Landmann Fire Starters
Amazon carries the Landmann Fire Starters.

In GEAR » Scrutinize my first aid kit
August 08, 2:18pm


In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Changing Avatar
August 08, 12:14pm

Having avatar trouble too...just a test

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Changing Avatar
August 08, 11:28am

Nice report!
Nice report and pics Aaron, thanks! Nice to see a report on Mt. Jeff. I love that area. I was there just last September with my dog, my Squall 2 and my Gossamer Gear Murmur. No fiance though: ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon
August 07, 2:41am

MB UL Down Inner Jacket
I've had a MB UL Down Inner Jacket for several years now and I love it. Mine weighs about 8oz I think. Can't remember if Lg or Ex Lg. It's a favorite among ultralighters and has been fo...

In GEAR » Puffy Top Layer (Down Jackets)
August 07, 1:42am

I think Anna and Mark are correct, I've never seen a windshirt at REI either. For the Houdini I tried one on for size at my local Patagonia outlet. They only carry the Houdini in black though a...

In GEAR » Wind Shirt Advice?
August 06, 11:05am

RE: Jetboil
A Jetboil stove is an integrated system. The stove and pot are specifically made for each other and are coupled together with a proprietary windscreen/heat exchanger thinga-ma-bobber. They claim th...

In GEAR » How much butane fuel do I need?
August 06, 4:35am

RE Wind Shirts
I love wind shirts. They breathe far better than conventional rain gear yet with their DWR treatment they can keep you pretty dry in light rain or even a brief downpour. For most day hikes and back...

In GEAR » Wind Shirt Advice?
August 06, 12:51am

Tae Kim wrote: "This site shows that 100g canister can boil 10 liters which equals to about 40 cups which is exactly what I need to boil." But are you actually using a Jetboil? You di...

In GEAR » How much butane fuel do I need?
August 05, 11:11pm

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