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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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Podcast posted
Thanks, Richard - this has been corrected. link to article

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast - Food Choices and Preparation
November 14, 3:58pm

Make Your Own Gear: Aloksack Chest Pocket
Companion forum thread to: Make Your Own Gear: Aloksack Chest Pocket Note that the article title was edited to reflect the correct spelling of the Aloksak product.

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Aloksack Chest Pocket
November 13, 9:46pm

Re: Re: Gear Reviews
Hi guys, We're trying hard to make sure the "bug report" forum stays for bug reports only. We are VERY aware that the gear index will be a welcome enhancement, and it is going to b...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Gear reviews
November 10, 8:55am

Notes from the Field – Bushwacking Shell
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In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field – Bushwacking Shell
November 06, 8:12pm

Backpacking Light Print Magazine Issue 8 - Online Supplement
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In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light Print Magazine Issue 8 - Online Supplement
November 06, 5:34pm

Notes from the Field – Bushwacking Trousers
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In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field – Bushwacking Trousers
October 30, 8:08pm

Podcast: Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim - Around the Lake in Seven Days in Ultralight Style
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In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim - Around the Lake in Seven Days in Ultralight Style
October 24, 4:15pm

Helix Potty Trowel REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Helix Potty Trowel REVIEW
October 24, 4:13pm

Re: Picture pages picture pages
Hey David, When you're writing your post, use the 'Insert Image at Cursor' button and choose the image from your hard drive.

In GEAR » ID Event Thru Hiker Jacket
October 18, 11:24am

Re: Sub-2lbs double wall tent
Hey Tom, Check out this insanity: MYOG double-walled cuben tent

In GEAR » If Only Someone Made A.....
October 17, 11:30am

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