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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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Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis Tent REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis Tent REVIEW
October 16, 8:06pm

AntiGravityGear TarpTent REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » AntiGravityGear TarpTent REVIEW
October 16, 8:05pm

Six Moon Designs 2007 Comet Backpack REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » Six Moon Designs 2007 Comet Backpack REVIEW
October 09, 8:55pm

2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
October 09, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Camp - Gore Range
Looks like the Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape to me.

In Photo Gallery » Gore Range - various trips
October 06, 12:41pm

2007 Deuter KangaKid Child Carrier REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Deuter KangaKid Child Carrier REVIEW
October 02, 8:40pm

2007 Jacks 'R' Better “Down to Earth” Pad Converter REVIEW
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In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Jacks 'R' Better “Down to Earth” Pad Converter REVIEW
October 02, 8:39pm

Re: Welcome to the Weminuche Monsoon Season!
You know what's REALLY weird? This is the sixth or seventh year we've backpacked in that part of Colorado in August, and it's the first time we've been rained on.

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 29, 9:11am

Re: Grub
Sarah, thanks for the ideas! I was not dehydrated (chugging like a camel, in fact), but was definitely low on salt and potassium. I'll have to try potato chips, though corn chips sit better wit...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 27, 4:30pm

Trip Notes
Thanks everyone, for the kind comments. A couple of responses: Roger - that's what I keep telling him! Miguel - re: the tarp. Actually, after that experience I'm going with a poncho t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 27, 6:46am

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