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Cory Whitesell (Coryw) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me I've been into backpacking since 2007. In that time, I've introduced my son (age 9 in 2010) to backpacking and we do most of our trips together. Most of our trips are within a few hours of Indianapolis, but I also have begun to section hike on the AT for a week every summer.

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midwest spots
I'm from western indiana, and have never seen much in Illinois worth venturing that direction. Shawnee NF intrigued me, but I can get to what I perceived to be better KY destinations just as q...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Good 1-3 night destinations in the Midwest?
January 15, 5:56pm

MLD Speedmid?
I'm ready to make the switch from a double wall bomber tent to something simpler and lighter. I've been thinking a double rainbow for some time - but the MLD tarps with permiter netting ...

In GEAR » MLD Speedmid?
December 19, 4:02pm

Adena Trace/Brookville Lake in Indiana
I was hoping to do this trail next weekend with my son. But, there is conflicting information online about whether backcountry camping is even allowed. The hoosier hikers council website says it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adena Trace/Brookville Lake in Indiana
October 15, 10:02am

Kids Rain Gear
I'm looking for some lightweight rain gear for my 9 year old son. To date, i've used thin plastic ponchos for him but I'm concerned about durability now that he is old enough for multi...

In GEAR » Kids Rain Gear
October 14, 5:53pm

sketchup help
The reason sketchup won't make the sides of the shelter a face is likely because it is not in a single plane. In other words, you will have a bend in your fabric if you build to those dimensions.

In GEAR » SpinnShelter Specs
October 07, 10:12am

Be careful
I thought it was a good deal until the hose cracked open on my last trip. I bought this for my son and used it for 5-6 days before it broke. The hose developed a crack near the tip and it leaked ou...

In GEAR » Walmart hydration bladder
September 09, 6:01pm

great deal
I ordered one yesterday - then we got an EB catalog in the mail yesterday and the current version is shown as $169. I thought this was a luxury item, but at this price I had to order one.

In Gear Deals » Downlight Sweater Now $41.99 with lots of sizes!
September 04, 8:59am

You won't need sunscreen. Nearly the entire trail is under tree canopy (except the short sections where they have recently logged out the forest). 3L of water capacity may not be enough. I...

In Gear Lists » Knobstone Trail 3 day list
May 30, 6:07am

Much Lighter - Thanks
I've been tracking this site for months, but have not posted much. Anyway, you all have been a great help. In the last 12 months,I've cut out half my base weight. Through some gear p...

In Gear Lists » Much Lighter - Thanks
May 30, 5:56am

Fair enough. (I had to ask) Could you email pictures to

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Vapor Trail '05 Long green
January 29, 10:14am

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