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Damian Chavez (DamianC) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I'm here to learn, lighten, and get more miles on my weekend backpacking adventures. My daughter recently fell in love with nature and now joins me on occasional overnight hammock hangin' hikes. I figure, if we lighten up, maybe we can bag some California peaks.
CityCypress
StateCA
CountryUnited States of America

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Re: Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
My first air mattress. Neoair Xlite large. That first day I tested it out and started to fall asleep on it in the middle of the day. More comfortable than my California King bed. I'm a sucker f...

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 14, 8:10pm

soda can stove inconsistency
I make similar stoves and do very well with 97% and poor to barely okay with 70% when I test them out. 70% mix helps me determine which are the better made ones and which ones are not great. It see...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove issues
April 11, 7:27pm

Sub 60
My Sub 60 arrived today. I put it all together and I have a feeling this is the beginning of a great relationship. I'll probably take it for a run tomorrow. Wears like a running vest. Thank...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Backpacks
March 06, 12:01am

Android GPS option
I've used Backcountry Navigator Pro on my Android device on very short trips. I believe there is a free version to try out before you buy the pro. I just search for the area I plan to hike, pic...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 27, 1:28pm

sending pm now
I'll take them.

In Gear Swap » FS: CMI Instep Crampons with polypro straps
February 26, 12:56pm

Matt's cool design
I'm also getting excited about Matt's pack being available for sale and check his site daily now.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Backpacks
February 26, 8:00am

Nice
I just wanted to give Scott props for making such a great pack. Congrats Ben. Great buy.

In Gear Swap » FS MYOG Pack Lightened Jam
February 17, 10:13pm

King of the Hill
This thread reminded me of the time Hank Hill used a welcome mat at his doctor prescribed yoga classes. But, yes, on a sunny day, outside yoga is much better than inside yoga. I've enjoyed the ...

In Chaff » Why you shouldn't buy a yoga mat.
February 05, 12:42am

Pictures tell of a great event
Looked like a fun gathering. All ages. Smart site selection. Really cool to get a look at people's set ups and get a better idea of what they look like in use.

In Photo Gallery » 6th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2014: Henry Coe State Park, California
February 05, 12:01am

PM sent
"I have 20 used assorted tea bags, soaked once, slightly used,  HAHA. I'm selling the lot for $20, I secretly only paid $3 new." Pics?

In Chaff » Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices"
February 03, 1:34pm

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