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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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Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not? <br>Part 5: Laboratory Measurements for Solid Fuels
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In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
Part 5: Laboratory Measurements for Solid Fuels

July 03, 8:51pm

Podcast: Pre-Trip Planning and Support Logistics (Kenneth Knight, Brian Frankle and Karen Skurka)
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June 26, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Re. Use and Ideas
Thorben, If you haven't already, you might want to check out this thread. It contains some observations about EPIC's breathability in sub-freezing temps that may impact your material cho...

In Make Your Own Gear » Epic for pyramid tent
June 26, 2:59pm

Condensation in Single-walled Shelters: Contributing Factors and Tips for Reduction
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June 19, 9:25pm

Coleman Xtreme Stove REVIEW
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June 19, 9:22pm

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Part 4: Measurements on Alcohol Stoves
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June 12, 10:34pm

Roger Caffin - update 3
Limestone country, huge gorge in middle [the postcard shows a huge gorge with a a town nestled near a fascinating hill in the center - Ben]. Down into gorge, along bottom for many km to this town, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
June 09, 6:58pm

Roger Caffin - update 2
At Lodeves in Cevennes. Weather usually wet - "exceptional" according to locals. Gear OK - just enough. Lots of French bread and cheese. Yet to have a dry tent! But gear is still dry. Geo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
June 09, 6:42pm

Roger Caffin - update 1
Roger has been kind enough to send us some postcards to update us on his journey across Europe. I do not have precise dates for these notes, but will add his comments as I receive them. Left Me...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
June 09, 6:39pm

EXPEDITION: Journey on the Wild Coast (Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman)
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In Editor's Roundtable » EXPEDITION: Journey on the Wild Coast (Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman)
June 05, 10:15pm

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