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Skip Booth (the1skipper) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southeast
About Me I live in Raleigh, NC and do most of my backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC and Virginia. I started backpacking in my mid-20s and I've been doing it off and on for the past 15 years since. Nowadays I typically do weekend trips with my kids. I started out looking to drop weight since I was carrying for myself and the kids. Now that they are older I'm back to mostly carrying for myself and I've managed to get my base weight down to around 10 lbs without sacrificing any comfort.
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All Forum Posts by Skip Booth

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Re: Wonderland trail in July
Ian, I was contemplating a 5 day trip to Mt Rainier in the last week of July. I'm specifically looking at the Northern Loop trail. I'm going with my brother and our two teenage sons. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Permit Link
March 18, 8:34pm

Re: re: Glacier and the Bob
Great info Dave - thanks again. Should I even try for an advance reservation at this point or can I assume that things are full? -Skip

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
June 13, 10:13pm

Re: Bob Marshall backup plan
John, this looks like a great option! Thanks for the input. I love the idea of being able to camp wherever you want and the isolation of the Bobs. That said, it's hard to pass up the chance ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
June 13, 9:20pm

Advice on mid-July GNP trip
Great info folks!!!! The trip is definitely more about the mountains, the hiking and the wildlife. Fishing with my tenkara setup is really just a bonus. All of these trips look awesome - I espec...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
June 13, 9:10pm

Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
Hey folks, My brother and I, and our two teenage sons are taking a trip to glacier national park from July 18th through the 23rd this year. We are super excited but since we've never been t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
June 12, 9:01pm

Sunday afternoons hat
I own this hat and love it. It's so ugly it's kinda cool ;). It is super light and you don't notice it on.

In Gear Swap » FS: Sunday Afternoons Adventure Sun Hat, Large, Cream Sand
November 14, 8:43pm

Contrail fs
I'll take it! Email on the way! Skip

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Contrail
July 10, 11:12am

MLD Exodus Review
Will, Another great review! I'm really looking forward to your state of the market on frameless packs. I'm curious what you impressions where regarding the hip belt pockets? I recen...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus Backpack Review
March 22, 6:59pm

FS MLD Exodus size large
Sent you a PM. I'll take it! Thanks, -Skip

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Exodus size large
February 06, 11:29am

Medium or Large Torso for ULA CDT Pack?
David, I'm interested in the pack if this is a large torso. In your description you state M/L torso. Can you clarify which it is? Thanks, -Skip

In Gear Swap » FS: Brand New ULA CDT Pack
January 29, 10:12am

All Reader Reviews by Skip Booth

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ULA Circuit
Over the past couple of years I've been striving to drop my base weight by gradually replacing my gear with lighter versions, while at the same time trying to find the right balance of comfort and...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 12, 9:17pm