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Christopher Chupka (FatTexan) - BPL Premium Member

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State High Points: TX, NM
Fourteeners: Wetterhorn, Uncompaghre, Windom, Sneffels, Redcloud, Sunshine, Handies, Grays, Torreys, Pikes, Humboldt, Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, Shavano, Tabeguache, San Luis, Bross, Lincoln, Democrat, Cameron.
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All Forum Posts by Christopher Chupka

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Soft Star
Anybody use these on the trail? I have a pair of the brown smooth leather and black perforated leather that I wear to work, absolutely love them. Though I do tech support for a high school and a ...

In GEAR » Soft Star
October 11, 2:01pm

Sierra Cup
Next best thing to a soaking wet pair of Levi's in the backcountry. Designed to be able to make all hot drinks Cold and still have the ability to burn your face when you try to have a drink.

In GEAR » Sierra Cup
September 28, 12:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Thanks Ian
Oh well

In Chaff » Continuation of "Religion in the Canyon/Foxhole" thread
September 09, 9:45pm

Feathered Friends
They make great stuff, my summer and winter bags are FF. but I always unzip the summer bag and use it like a quilt. In a bivy sack if I zip up the sleeping bag and bivy I always freak out in t...

In GEAR » Quilt vs bag, input wanted (Alsek vs Hummingbird)
September 09, 9:29pm

My favorite softshell so far next to the old Ibex Skifans Schoeller jackets. Breathes well, just a touch of warmth and zero claminess. Works as a base later, wind shell, and bug jacket up to abou...

In GEAR » OR Ferrosi jacket
September 09, 9:24pm

Ferrosi Hoody
I use my Outdoor Research Ferossi Hoody as a super breathable sleeping base layer, wind jacket, and anti bug shield. Soft shells usually don't fit into a lightweight backpacking gear list bu...

In GEAR » How Useful is Softshell? Do You Use It?
August 11, 8:55pm

La Sportiva C-Lite I have used the La Sportiva C-lite on up to 1 week trips. There is an extra layer of breathable mesh that adds some dust/dirt protecti...

In GEAR » Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
August 06, 6:09pm

First line: "There was tension." Second line: "'Members of the 82nd Airborne, stationed nearby would tell the troopers from the 101st what combat in North Africa, Sicily...

In Chaff » Forecast your sex life for the year ahead.
August 05, 4:19pm

Mixed Up
Steve, I am sure you are right about the pics being mixed up. I have almost 300 photos from the trip. Too many beautiful lakes to keep track of. I need to start some sort of trail journal.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Sawtooth Loop (Grandjean to Grandjean)
July 31, 10:05am

Cap 1 Stretch
I like the Cap 1 Stretch better. They seem to stay in place better and offer a little more support. I have not really noticed a difference in if either pair feels warmer or cooler.

In GEAR » Patagonia Boxer Briefs
July 29, 3:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Christopher Chupka

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Every emailed question was answered within hours. UPS shipping is free over $50. When I questioned whether an item that I ordered would be to my residence on my time schedule, they shipped it via US...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 01, 9:56pm

Rab Summit 300 1/2 Zip
I give the bag 4 stars only due to its weight of 28 ounces for a 28 degree bag. The Pertex Microlght lining is very soft and not clammy feeling at all. The Pertex Endurance outer is extremely we...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 10, 8:51pm