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Gordon Smith (swearingen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Weather band only?
Ken, do you own that radio? It looks like weather band only to me, no FM broadcast band. I know it says FM, but NOAA weather is broadcast with an FM signal. G

In GEAR » Ultralight Radios
August 28, 10:32pm

Tarptent Video
Is this the Tarptent video you saw? That guy cracks me up. Another case of someone knocking something they not only don't own, but also haven't taken the time to fully understand and use pr...

In GEAR » Need a little guidance
August 28, 11:21am

80 MPH
80 MPH wind is within the range of a Category 1 hurricane. Good luck with anything but the most bombproof of shelters if you are fully exposed to that kind of weather. As mentioned though, site sel...

In GEAR » Need a little guidance
August 28, 11:02am

Bob wrote: >>On FM band, how is the selectivity?<< This is somewhat subjective, since the actual specs aren't published for either radio. All I can really tell you is that both ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Radios
August 28, 10:21am

Sony vs Sangean vs County Comm
Chris wrote: >>It seems that there are 3 models popular among the ultralight crowd: 1. Sony SRF-S84 2. Sangean DT-300VW 3. County Comm GP4L How does reception compare?<<...

In GEAR » Ultralight Radios
August 27, 8:10pm

Cooking with Fire
Michael C wrote: >>And as for the steak cooking photo, is pleasing, just watch out for the cancer causing carbons of the "too much cooking"<< Fair enough, but I wasn't...

In GEAR » Solid-vs-liquid foods
August 11, 5:19pm

Liquid v Solid
I think sports drinks have their place. I rode the 200 mile Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic a few years ago on nothing but Perpetuem. I thought it worked well for that application, but in the b...

In GEAR » Solid-vs-liquid foods
August 10, 10:45pm

NW summers
This is the prime backpacking season here in the Northwest. It can get very hot here in the valleys in summer, but in the mountains daytime temps are typically between about 60 and 80 degrees. Nigh...

In GEAR » So who doss the heat stop from going out?
August 09, 3:16am

Smoked salmon on the trail?
Sorry, I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I haven't had much luck tracking down a good thread. I'm interested in taking smoked salmon on a six day trip. How well does it keep ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Smoked salmon on the trail?
July 24, 12:45pm

Even Uglier
Even uglier are the Sprint Aquatics Mesh Shoes. Dirt cheap though, and only 2 oz for the pair. The sizes run small, so buy a size larger than you think you'll need. Gordon

In GEAR » Camp Shoe Recommendations
July 23, 9:50pm

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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