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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.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://getlostoutfitters.com
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Re: What do you carry for First Aid?
I carry a blister kit, a few ibuprofen, a few acetaminophen, a few loperamide, and some steristrips. Few = varying amounts depending on trip length. The only time I carry more is on guided trips...

In GEAR » What do you carry for First Aid?
January 31, 2:23pm

Re: Gaiters
Yep, Size M = Medium.

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Stuff Pack, MSR Sweetwater, AquaMire Frontier Pro, MontBell Stretch Gaiters
January 30, 4:16pm

FS: HMG Stuff Pack, MSR Sweetwater, AquaMira Frontier Pro, MontBell Stretch Gaiters
HMG Stuff Pack - used on a couple of trips. The stitching at where the shoulder straps attach at the top appears to be pulling out at a couple of spots, but I wouldn't expect it to get worse un...

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Stuff Pack, MSR Sweetwater, AquaMire Frontier Pro, MontBell Stretch Gaiters
January 30, 3:04pm

Re: FS/FT: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small (another price drop)
Bump. Still for sale. Prime season for it too.

In Gear Swap » FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
January 30, 2:53pm

Re: From the owner of ProLiteGear.com - What traits do BPL members consider important in an online gear shop???
I've purchased from ProLite (and brother/sister sites) online, over the phone, and in person in the past. I'm generally hesitant to purchase a lot of things online without knowing how they ...

In GEAR » From the owner of ProLiteGear.com - What traits do BPL members consider important in an online gear shop???
January 30, 1:04pm

FS: Sony NEX-5N Kit + Sigma 30/2.8 lens
I'm selling my NEX-5N kit along with an excellent Sigma 30mm F2.8 lens. Everything is used, and the camera body does have some scratches (mostly on the bottom). There is also one small scratch ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Sony NEX-5N Kit + Sigma 30/2.8 lens
January 30, 8:22am

Re: Platypus Bottles May Fit Sawyer Now
I bought my Sawyer system some time last year and my Platys are several years old, but they mate up fine.

In GEAR » Sawyer improves its bags - Aussies go check out Kmart
January 26, 6:38am

Re: Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013 Coverage
If anyone is there for BPL it would be Damien, but I don't think he went. Will lives close, so I expect he's there on his own or as part of Gossamer Gear. I could always be wrong of course.

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013 Coverage
January 25, 1:34pm

Re: Clingman's Dome Loop - 3 Days
Plenty of better and less impacted options in the Pisgah if you're not firm on paying to camp in the Smokies.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Clingman's Dome Loop - 3 Days
January 24, 6:51pm

Re: Re: Altra Superior: Thoughts on Tread Performance?
For road, I'll probably go back to the Flite. I have some Trailroc 235s to try for trail.

In GEAR » Altra Superior: Thoughts on Tread Performance?
January 24, 6:24pm

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