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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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A Custom Backpack – Designed by You
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In Editor's Roundtable » A Custom Backpack – Designed by You
December 18, 10:24pm

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 11, 5:24pm

Re: epic vs. momentum
Momentum is not waterproof - neither is Epic, but Momentum wouldn't seem to be appropriate for use in shelters, raingear, etc. Check out this link for some useful info. If this helps, Mo...

In GEAR » epic pants
December 09, 5:01pm

Carol's picks added
When I put this list together, I goofed and left Carol's picks out! Whoops! The article has been updated to include her top 3 for 2007.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 06, 11:28am

Interested
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In Gear Swap » FS: Thoroughly tricked out Cloudburst
December 06, 9:36am

2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
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In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 04, 10:27pm

MSR MIOX Purifier REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » MSR MIOX Purifier REVIEW
December 04, 10:25pm

Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
November 27, 11:25pm

Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
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In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
November 20, 11:20pm

Re: Missing Link to Review
Hi Richard, Good catch - that review should now appear in searches on www.backpackinglight.com.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Missing Link to Review
November 17, 1:23pm

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