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Chris Abbotts (cabbotts) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Upper Peninsula, Michigan
About Me Been backpacking for years. Been a gear head for just as long. Just broke into ultralight and am having a blast with it. Some big trips planned already.

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Re: Car Reflector Sleep Pad
Do you think this would work well for a sleeping pad under a tarp? I just picked up a few of these sunshades to make a pot cozy and tried laying on it. I know it would work for heat, but it's...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for family backpack: Mom, Boy (9), and Girl (5)
April 25, 5:56am

The tent choice of festival goers
I second the walmart/target route. They make nylon mansions for a pretty good price. More vestibules and rooms than you need. Plus, everyone just ends up passing out in the dirt around the thing...

In Gear Swap » WTB Cheapest tent possible
April 24, 5:53pm


In GEAR » Best Tarp Stakes?
April 24, 4:33pm

Best Tarp Stakes?
I'm using the granite gear white lighnin' tarp which I usually just use the .5 in. webbing adjusting loops to secure my aluminum hook stakes to the ground. I would like to buy some Ti ...

In GEAR » Best Tarp Stakes?
April 24, 5:54am

I'm leaning towards AGG
Thanks for the help everyone.

In GEAR » Titanium vs. Aluminum
April 22, 9:29pm

that's why i couldn't find that pot. since the post i've gotten a little further. I still like the REI Ti pot quite a bit. I really like the coated handles. a pot grabber weights an...

In GEAR » Best pot with SuperCat stove?
April 22, 9:26pm

Best pot with SuperCat stove?
I'm very content with my supercat stove. I'm slowly making the transition to UL. Currently, I'm using the MSR Alpine 2L pot. I want to get the Snow Peak 700 but am concerned too mu...

In GEAR » Best pot with SuperCat stove?
April 22, 8:25pm

Titanium vs. Aluminum
Here's the deal...I am searching for a new pot to complete my set-up. I am on a tight budget after purchasing quite a bit of other stuff. I have settled on the Snow Peak 900. But the probl...

In GEAR » Titanium vs. Aluminum
April 22, 11:14am

Wow, that didn't even cross my mind. I like the idea of the ground cloth with a pocket in the bottom. Use it when it looks like rain, don't when you don't need it and it will fold fla...

In GEAR » down or synth with tarp?
April 15, 6:02am

I figured that a 8x10 tarp (sometimes for 1 and 2 people) would be good most of the time. I am 6'6" and when I lay down under it, I can stretch out completely and still be covered. My ...

In GEAR » down or synth with tarp?
April 14, 1:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Chris Abbotts

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Granite Gear White Lightnin'
Couldn't be happier with this tarp. This thing is built bomb-proof. Granite Gear worked long and hard on this silnylon tarp. Easy set-up. Can be stretched very tight. Can be adjusted after se...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 13, 5:15pm