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Hal Potts (halpotts) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Middle Tennessee
About Me Started backpacking by accident - got caught mid-hike and had to spend the night in the woods completely unprepared. I loved it. Most of my trips are in or near the Smoky Mountains and in Tennessee. I did a great week long trip to Glen Canyon in Utah a few years back. Have recently converted to lightweight and this has made everything much more enjoyable.
CityNashville
StateTennessee
CountryUS

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All Forum Posts by Hal Potts

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Adidas Response
I'll take the Adidas Response. PM sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Mens footwear: 10.5, 11, 11.5
April 03, 4:21pm

Fixed Length Poles
I have used adjustable and fixed length poles and now I am quite the fan of fixed length. The only downside for me would be packing the poles for airplane travel which I don't do that often. Th...

In GEAR » Fixed Length Poles
March 08, 8:20am

Rubber Band Trekking Pole Idea
I know Franco, or maybe I could hold out for the new carbon nanotube keeper straps filled with a helium infused aerogel substrate that would save me .0037 grams for only $639 a pair and due out in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rubber Band Trekking Pole Idea
February 29, 9:47am

Titanium stakes
I have these Vargo titanium nail stakes. They are not at all fragile, I have pounded them hard with a rock into very rocky ground and have not had a failure. http://www.vargooutdoors.com/Titaniu...

In GEAR » Titanium stakes
February 26, 1:49pm

Rubber Band Trekking Pole Idea
Franco, according to my scales they weigh 2 grams each. Any rubber band would work if it was the right size. The large ones at the office supply store are about the size of a large grapefruit or so...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rubber Band Trekking Pole Idea
February 26, 9:07am

Rubber Band Trekking Pole Idea
I use very lightweight GG poles and don't like to use straps but I didn't like the idea that without straps if I lost my grip I might drop the pole and step on it. So I went to the local of...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rubber Band Trekking Pole Idea
February 25, 2:40pm

UL Fall/Winter Hat options
I don't like wearing hats in general but in winter I need to. After a bit of experimenting I now have two hat options that work for me. One is an Outdoor Research Peruvian style Windstopper hat...

In GEAR » UL Fall/Winter Hat options
December 07, 11:13am

Bright!
I bought some of this from you and used it last weekend to hang my food at night. Wow - does this stuff glow like neon at night! My friend was camping a little ways away in the woods and I got lost...

In Gear Deals » New Reflective Glowire Cord $10.00 per 50' w/Free shipping
November 07, 8:58pm

"Your Worst Trip"
I have done most of the standard things that can make a trip challenging like forget the tent poles, and not pack enough food, but most of those turned out OK. My worst trip was my first - a day hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Worst Trip
October 24, 1:14pm

"butt cream?"
I use Chamois Buttr also. Works great. Another reason I like it is that it can be bought in individual packets which are about the size of a a ketchup packet. I take one packet which is plenty for ...

In GEAR » butt cream?
October 23, 4:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Hal Potts

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Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have ordered several times from them and have been pleased not only with the quality products but also the prices. Once I was looking for a particular pair of pants and I found them cheaper at anoth...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 28, 7:58am

Six Moon Designs
In my first attempt to lighten up I bought an Lunar Solo E and a new Traveller backpack. I was extremely pleased with the quality of construction and the design. I called SMD to order and request o...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 29, 11:50pm