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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
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All Forum Posts by Chris Bell

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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

FS: Tarptent SS1 solid inner
For Sale: Tarptent semi solid inner for the Stratosphire 1. Includes stuff sack. In good shape and used about 10 nights. $90 shipped. Pleae PM me if interested. 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

SOLD
SOLD to hjuan99 MLD Exodus Pack size large with internal stow pouch and packlid. Bungie cordage on front is not included. Pack is in very good shape. Picked this up used to check out the fit ...

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Exodus Pack large
April 06, 1:53pm

EMS Velocit 1
PM sent on EMS Velocity 1 tent that may of interest to you. Chris

In Gear Swap » WTB Lite weight 20 degree small sleeping bag and free standing lite weight tent for Philmont
February 20, 5:40am

SOLD
Hey thanks for the free bump! :) The bag is now SOLD Chris

In Gear Swap » FS Montbell U.L. Super Spiral down Hugger #3 L/rz
February 19, 4:32pm

SOLD Montbell U.L. Super Spiral down Hugger #3 L/rz
For Sale: Montbell U.L. Super Spiral down Hugger #3 size Long (up to 6 foot 6 inches) with right hand zip. Down is 800 fill Weight of bag on my old set of scales is just under 23 oz. Purchased...

In Gear Swap » FS Montbell U.L. Super Spiral down Hugger #3 L/rz
February 18, 6:04pm

PM sent
I'll buy if still available, pm sent.

In Gear Swap » FS Zpacks Quantum Bivy
February 18, 6:08am

G4
PM sent on G4.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Gossamer Gear G4 and Six Moon Designs tent
February 17, 10:38am

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