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Chad Poindexter (Stick) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Wet & Humid Southeast....
About Me I have been backpacking a little over 3 years now, but in that time I have logged a number of trail miles and went through a lot of gear trying to find my sweet spot. Now, thanks to cuben fiber, alcohol stoves, down and of course a better understanding, my TPW has severly dropped! My cold weather BPW is 9 - 10 lbs and my warm weather BPW is 5 - 6 lbs.
About 95% of the time I hike with family or friends and in the SouthEastern states. My favorites places to get away are anywhere along the AT as well as in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Mini Pump
I like my Instaflator, but admit, I will be using the little Mini Pump more than it on cold weather trips...

In GEAR » Using the Instaflator inside a tent.
October 20, 4:50pm

Re: Duplex HexaNET
I like....

In GEAR » Duplex HexaNET
October 12, 2:59pm

Re: sizing
I agree, I love mine... although, I did forget them on a recent hike... and I found myself really wishing I wouldn't have... As for sizing, my palm measures 3 & 7/8 inches wide (at it...

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 7:13am

Re: Re: Re: black diamond alpine carbon cork poles
I have been using mine for a while now, and am happy enough with them. I picked mine up off of S&C for $60 or so... they were the previous years model with a flick lock, but it was plastic inst...

In GEAR » black diamond alpine carbon cork poles
October 09, 9:11pm

Re: Zpacks Customer Service
Totally agree! They have done an outstanding job with all of my interactions with them... which has been a few... :) Definitely a top notch company though when it comes to both, their gear, and th...

In GEAR » Zpacks Customer Service
September 23, 4:45pm

Re: who has used one
Unfortunately, I won't get to take mine out for another week and a half... however, I am crossing my fingers that temps even get cool enough then to even need it...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
September 19, 2:27pm

Re: Re: Air Conditioning
This southern boy has ac! :)

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 18, 5:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Question
I have gone from using the NeoAir's during our summer months to a small ProLite 3. There is of course a little weight savings, but the best thing is that it doesn't feel as hot as the NeoAi...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 17, 11:00am

R-Value
Good catch! I was thinking of the All Season R-Value... So wow, 5.7... that is almost twice the pad as the Exped UL7! :)

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 16, 8:02pm

Re: Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
I have different experiences with the Exped pads and my arms sliding off... I have been lying on my older Exped SynMat 7 fairly often over the last couple of weeks (granted, in my living room at...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 16, 7:39pm

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