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Chris Bell (Hobbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale PA Wilds
About Me I am 53 and have been 4 season backpacking since a teenager. As I age I've had to lighten up the pack to keep my milage up. Typically I hike about 15 miles a day. Presently I carry about 8 lbs base weight and my hips and knees are happy. Many THANKS to this site to discover ways to drop the weight. There are numerous trails close to home, Suquehannock Trail System STS, and often backpack the weekends right after work on Friday. Chris aka Hobbit
CityShinglehouse
StatePennsylvania
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Chris Bell

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SOLD - MLD BUG BIVY older style
SOLD MLD Bug Bivy older style - not as large. I measure it at 78" long, 32 inches wide at head end, 28 inches at the foot end. weighs 6.3 oz. in stuff sack. No rips tears or apparent ...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD BUG BIVY older style
October 14, 8:05pm

Failures but...
Identical failures on the OP sack seals that I have used. Having said that, I have witnessed a black bear walk right under my suspended bear bag with all internal contents sealed in an OP sack...

In GEAR » Alok OP Sak Replacement?
October 05, 10:37am

MYOG Goes to the Mountains
A good read. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Really enjoyed it.

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Goes to the Mountains
August 13, 5:44am

WTB: Gossamer Gear G4 Large torso & hip belt
Want to buy a "2008 model" Gossamer Gear G4 sized large Torso & hip belt. Thanks

In Gear Swap » WTB: Gossamer Gear G4 Large torso & hip belt
July 09, 5:07am

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus. torso size?
PM sent question on torso size and stay type Thanks - Chris

In Gear Swap » Tents, etc.
June 07, 7:31pm

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In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Pro Poncho
April 20, 5:26pm

pm sent
Interested - pm sent

In Gear Swap » Patagonia Capilene 2 Zip Neck XL
April 10, 6:09pm

SOLD
Thanks for all the interest - the poles are now SOLD.

In Gear Swap » GG Lightrek™ 4 Trekking Poles - Matte Black
March 21, 9:18pm

SOLD
Thanks for all the interest - tarp is sold.

In Gear Swap » MLD Grace Sil Tarp
March 21, 8:26am

MLD Grace Sil Tarp - SOLD
SOLD For Sale: Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Sil Tarp. Older version 3 tie outs per side and no line tensioners. $60 PayPal or money order PM if interested Thanks

In Gear Swap » MLD Grace Sil Tarp
March 21, 7:51am

All Reader Reviews by Chris Bell

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Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Great comfort when inflated somewhat soggy - about 10 puffs of air. The air channels are fairly pronounced "rounded" and you may be distracted by the feel of the "valleys" in betw...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 6:35pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
This is the warmest pad I have. I've slept plenty warm down into the 10 - 15 deg F range. Durable - I've used it directly on frozen ground without issues but certainly would not recommend it...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 6:01pm

GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
I’ve been using a Golite Ether Wind Shirt since Fall 2007 mainly for wind protection and shedding rain/snow from my inner layer of 200 wt fleece. I’ve discovered this winter, when hiking, I can stay ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 29, 7:42pm