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Chris Bell (Hobbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I am 53 and have been 4 season backpacking since a teenager. As I age I've had to lighten up the pack to keep my milage up. Typically I hike about 15 miles a day. Presently I carry about 8 lbs base weight and my hips and knees are happy. Many THANKS to this site to discover ways to drop the weight. There are numerous trails close to home, Suquehannock Trail System STS, and often backpack the weekends right after work on Friday. Chris aka Hobbit
CityShinglehouse
StatePennsylvania
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Chris Bell

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I'll take it if still available. Thanks, Chris

In Gear Swap » FS; BUSHBUDDY ULTRA
August 22, 7:31am

Both Sold
Tarptent SS1 and Velocity 1 Sold. Thanks! Chris

In Gear Swap » FS Tarptent SS1 and EMS Velocity 1
August 02, 5:08am

Sold Tarptent SS1 and EMS Velocity 1
Tarptent Stratospire 1 Sold This SS1 is in good condition. Not as new but has a lot of life left in it. Cordage has a small fray here and there, Seam Sealing job is a bit heavy on peaks – he...

In Gear Swap » FS Tarptent SS1 and EMS Velocity 1
July 20, 7:48pm

Pictures added
SS1 solid inner SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent SS1 solid inner
June 07, 8:34am

spoken for
Now SOLD Thanks Eric. Chris

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Cricket Tent
May 28, 4:09am

SOLD
SOLD MLD Cricket Tent. I've had it up a few times and my youngest son had interest in it but has chosen a different shelter. I purchased this used but its in very nice shape with little a...

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Cricket Tent
May 27, 8:07pm

blocks the wind...
Its great for blocking the wind or cold breeze when I have the doors slightly or completely open. I have the doors opened up a bit to reduce inside condensation. The SS1 can be closed up tight as...

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent SS1 solid inner
April 19, 8:08pm

SOLD Tarptent SS1 solid inner
SOLD Tarptent semi solid inner for the Stratospire 1. Includes stuff sack. In good shape and used about 10 nights. Thanks, Chris

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent SS1 solid inner
April 19, 2:35pm

Ohm
David Thanks for the reply on your original ohm. Will keep that in mind if I dont locate a 2.0. I could use a large size belt though. How many inches long is the medium belt on your ohm? ...

In Gear Swap » WTB Ohm 2.0 large backpack
April 19, 5:48am

WTB Ohm 2.0 large backpack
Want to buy a ULA Ohm 2.0 backpack original green color size large torso and belt with the original J straps. Thanks Chris

In Gear Swap » WTB Ohm 2.0 large backpack
April 18, 5:41am

All Reader Reviews by Chris Bell

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Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Great comfort when inflated somewhat soggy - about 10 puffs of air. The air channels are fairly pronounced "rounded" and you may be distracted by the feel of the "valleys" in betw...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 6:35pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
This is the warmest pad I have. I've slept plenty warm down into the 10 - 15 deg F range. Durable - I've used it directly on frozen ground without issues but certainly would not recommend it...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 6:01pm

GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
I’ve been using a Golite Ether Wind Shirt since Fall 2007 mainly for wind protection and shedding rain/snow from my inner layer of 200 wt fleece. I’ve discovered this winter, when hiking, I can stay ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 29, 7:42pm