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Chris Lowe (TNChris) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Carolina
About Me I started backpacking in the Smokies during college at UT-Knoxville; now I mostly dream of backpacking while hitting the books as a med student at Wake Forest University.

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Too much work for a volunteer position
It is unfortunate that this sort of thing comes up when you are just trying to have fun with some kids and teach them to enjoy the outdoors. I would have to agree with the above in that I would fin...

In Philmont » Kid and Dad are a handful
December 04, 8:19pm

Re: Re: What do you do for a living
I'm a medical student right now and 2LT in the US Army Reserve. It pays the bills and pay for school, so I don't have to worry about the student loan debt. I'll be worrying about time d...

In Chaff » What do you do for a living
January 14, 3:07pm

Coleman gas
New canisters cost around 3 bucks and those coleman things are huge, heavy, and not compatible. Save the money you would spend on an adapter and just buy the right canister...unless there is some s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using Coleman Propane Canisters on MSR stoves (Linden threated)
January 12, 5:49pm

Reduced Prices...
Dibs on the dog pack e-mail sent.

In Gear Swap » Reduced Prices...
January 12, 5:42pm

RE pics
Thanks Sam. What's the BB code I need to be using, or is it because I'm too cheap to be a member yet? (I get my student loan disbursement on the 15th, so I'll have some $$$) I'm ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2 Night Trip in GSMNP
January 10, 10:00am

2 Night Trip in GSMNP
To preface this is by no means a tale of ultralight backpacking, just some poor folks trying to enjoy the hobby as light as $$$ possible... Christmas break (I guess I should be PC and call it Wi...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2 Night Trip in GSMNP
January 09, 6:25pm

I love the BSF, I used to go all the time while living in Knoxville but recently relocated to Winston-Salem, NC so it's a long haul for me now. I'll have to get the JMT through there done s...

In Post-Trip Reports » Big South Fork NRRA, Day 1
January 09, 5:49pm

RE: Down jacket
Depends on what you're looking for in a down jacket...golite inferno is 200, many companies make thinner down jackets for decent prices...Eddie Bauer has their down jacket on sale for 80 bucks ...

In Gear Swap » Cheap good tall men's down jacket?
January 09, 11:55am

Re: $10/day
A good piece of info over on It can definitely be done, It all depends on how you operate and how you budget. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » $10 a day/$300 month thru hike
December 25, 11:00am

Most can sympathize with you wanting to bring along too much stuff...the thing is your definition of "clean" and "necessary" will change when you are carrying these things on yo...

In Gear Lists » help with thru hike gear.TOO MUCH STUFF
December 24, 2:51pm

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