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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I backpack and packraft, and sometimes teach both. I bicycle and ride a motorcycle. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I do Yoga. I have wilderness medical and whitewater rescue training. I can be a bit of a gear junky, although I seem to read more and buy less these days.
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FS: MSR Sweetwater, AquaMira Frontier Pro
Make me an offer on the filters

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Stuff Pack, MSR Sweetwater, AquaMire Frontier Pro, MontBell Stretch Gaiters
February 06, 7:35am

Re: Re: Re: rab pulse pull on
It's breathable(ish). The fabric is Pertex Shield+. I have the full version of the Pulse which has better cuffs in addition to the full zip at about a 1 oz weight penalty. Ever try removing you...

In GEAR » rab pulse pull on
February 06, 5:34am

Re: Starting a fire is labor intensive and extremely difficult in the cold and wet
It's definitely a learned skill, but I've seen Ryan Jordan start a fire several days into blizzard conditions with no knife, axe, or saw. He used a few tenderquick tabs and the firesteel mi...

In GEAR » Bushcrafting Gear!!!
February 06, 5:32am

Re: Camo Silnylon
LightHeart Gear has it. If you ask nicely, Judy might be willing to sell some.

In GEAR » Camo Silnylon
February 05, 7:46am

Re: options
My preference is a bug bivy if the ambient is above say 40F and a DWR bivy with a net window/hood below that.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » General tarp setup for Shenandoah in 3 Seasons (I swear I tried the search function first!)
February 05, 7:44am

FS: Patagonia Houdini - Men's Small
I'm selling a Men's Small Patagonia Houdini in blue. It's used and may have some small holes, but is in overall very good condition and has just been washed. This is the older model wit...

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Houdini - Men's Small
February 05, 7:27am

Re: Ray Jardine anyone?
FWIW, Jardine came on the scene about a century after the true pioneers of lightweight backcountry travel, but they too practiced bushcraft. Of course they mostly did it when at stationary camps an...

In GEAR » Bushcrafting Gear!!!
February 04, 8:04pm

Re: FS: Sony NEX-5N Kit + Sigma 30/2.8 lens
$450 + shipping?

In Gear Swap » FS: Sony NEX-5N Kit + Sigma 30/2.8 lens
February 01, 5:45am

FS: Sony NEX-5N Kit + Sigma 30/2.8 lens
Bump for after work.

In Gear Swap » FS: Sony NEX-5N Kit + Sigma 30/2.8 lens
January 31, 3:53pm

If you don't want to spend the extra money, aren't leading groups, aren't on a SAR team, etc., WFA is quite sufficient for most people.

In GEAR » What do you carry for First Aid?
January 31, 2:45pm

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