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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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STS Website
I've yet to hike the Quehanna but I am active in the STC club that maintaines the STS trail. We just put together a website that provides quite a bit of info on the trail. It's still a wo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Susquehannock Trail or the Quehanna Trail?
March 16, 7:17pm

SOLD
Now Sold Thanks for all the interest.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD XP Large Quilt 7.5 oz insulation
March 07, 5:33am

New Price
New Price $150.00 shipped

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD XP Large Quilt 7.5 oz insulation
March 05, 2:37pm

More snow in the balmy south.
Greetings from the northern tundra of Potter Co PA. We had about 6 inches of snow and bare roads when the snow hit down there. Pretty mild here. My sister lives in Pittsburgh and described the s...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pittsburgh Wilderness
February 20, 9:06am

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In Gear Swap » FS: MLD poncho/tarp
January 16, 11:58am

pm sent
pm sent - thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben Fiber Tarp - $125 shipped
January 07, 10:30am

BFT WRT area icing up
Today did a day hike on the Mid State Trail near Blackwell PA, opposite from the West Rim Trail. Ice is beginning to build up under the snow and leaves. Quite slippery in spots. We've had a ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » What to do in PA?
December 22, 6:49pm

Bongo Turbo
Sent PM on Bongo Turbo Thanks, Chris

In Gear Swap » FS/T: MBD alcohol stoves/ GSI Soloist
December 14, 7:51pm

Clark NA
If the Clark NA is still available please contact me via PM or cabell at frontiernet dot net Thanks - Chris

In Gear Swap » Gear Sale: TarpTent, Clark Jungle Hammock, Snugpak
December 10, 10:28am

SOLD GG 2009 The One
SOLD 2009 Gossamer Gear The One. Includes 6 ti stakes, polycryo ground cloth and line for tying off floor if you like. I seam sealed this and used weekends over the past month. Always set up w...

In Gear Swap » FS GG 2009 The One
November 28, 6:36am

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