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Eric Swab (ericswab) - BPL Premium Member

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Trying to get lighter
Conner, I started with the REI Flash 65 pack, it is a great value, you can use it with and without the frame, and has a great warranty. However, it doesn't compress well, with things in you...

In Gear Lists » Trying to get lighter
September 20, 5:45pm

My List for this past season
Nice list Jason! You mentioned switching from the poncho tarp to rain gear, I was surprised how warm a t-shirt / wool hoodie / windshirt / and rain jacket was this past weekend while hanging aro...

In Gear Lists » My List for this past season
September 20, 5:36pm

Gatiers with flat soles?
I have been happy with my Simblissity Levagaiters, no need for a bottom strap, have not tried them in snow yet, but each day of hiking I put them on and forget about them.

In GEAR » Gatiers with flat soles?
September 20, 5:26pm

Using the Ohm Frameless?
I have been using mine without the hoop, with a 3/4 ridgerest folded in forths. I think the hip belt contours better around my waist than with the hoop installed. All of my trips have been short ...

In GEAR » Using the Ohm Frameless?
September 12, 9:20pm

Balaclava or parka/hoody
Heath, This summer has been in a Tarptent Rainbow, pitched high, floor down, and usually with a door open. Trying to experiment to see what next lighter shelter will be.

In GEAR » Balaclava or parka/hoody
September 09, 8:34pm

Balaclava or parka/hoody
Heath, I have used the Golite ultra 20 this summer, down to about 40 degrees just the merino wool hoodie was enough. Last weekend it hit low 30's (light frost in morning)and I added a fleec...

In GEAR » Balaclava or parka/hoody
September 08, 9:40pm

Maroon Bells list - hack away
Looks similar to what I have been carrying lately. FYI there was a bear incident up there over the weekend. Will look forward to a trip report. http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_18730137

In Gear Lists » Maroon Bells list - hack away
August 22, 9:42pm

Nano Puff on Steep and Cheap, $75
Wish it was the hooded version on sale...

In Gear Deals » Nano Puff on Steep and Cheap, $75
August 06, 9:22pm

Maroon Bells list - hack away
This weather link may help you: http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iwszone?Sites=:coz033#t1 My last few outings I haven't used the down coat, temps were about 40 in the morning but it does w...

In Gear Lists » Maroon Bells list - hack away
August 06, 9:20pm

Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
It sure is a unique and creative design, kind of a Mid with full use of space, looks like it will shed wind and light snow well, good shelter for people with dogs. Really interested in weight wi...

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 03, 10:52am

All Reader Reviews by Eric Swab

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GSI Minimalist
This economical cook set doesn't seem to get much press, probably because it is not titanium. The 20oz. (600ml) size works out perfect for most dehydrated meals. In the morning it is enough ...

In Cookware - Other
March 08, 9:40pm