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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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Re: Zebralight H52 head strap
I am still using the older H51, so it is supposedly a hair heavier than the newer H52... but, when I got my H51, one of the first things I did was change out the headband and drop a ton of weight.....

In Make Your Own Gear » Zebralight H52 head strap
February 18, 8:34pm

Re: "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
I'd say that's pretty average, although, by the other comments, it looks like maybe not... I wear a large pair of Columbia Silver Ridge 2 convertible pants. With the supplied nylon belt,...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 16, 1:46pm

Re: Lunar Duo Question
I had no issues with my LD when I had it when not using the arch bars.

In GEAR » Lunar Duo Question
February 14, 3:51pm

Re: Goosefeet down pants
I absolutely love my GFG down pants! This is my second year to use them, and I love them more and more each time I take them out with me. Mine have 3.5 oz of down fill, and weigh 6.1 oz total. ...

In GEAR » Goosefeet down pants
February 14, 3:13pm

Re: Sawyer Mini Backflushing
I haven't been using the Mini as long as I did the Squeeze, but I have used the Squeeze on a 7 day hike and it never needed any sort of backflush while on the trail. Depending on the expected w...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
January 31, 3:26pm

I have been using a MB down inner parka the last couple of years, and with the correct layering system I have been perfectly warm and comfy, sitting around camp in temps well into the teens. As ...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Jacket
January 31, 3:18pm

Re: lines and stakes
I use what I have simply called an adjustable knot, although, I have been informed that it is actually a tautline hitch... either way, it works great IMO. If the cord is a bit slippery, or the wind...

In GEAR » lines and stakes
January 31, 3:05pm

Sea to Summit
That is a bummer to hear... I can't say I was definitely going to order one, but I pondered it more than once... Problem is, as little as I even need to use my bug net, I have been perfectly fi...

In GEAR » No more Vacco Headnets - DIY time - Info repository
January 15, 5:27pm

Filter into Gatorade bottles for me
I carry 1 or 2, 20 oz Gatorade bottles which I carry on my shoulder straps. I also carry the 2L Squeeze bag. I fill the Squeeze bag with dirty water, then immediately filter it into my Gatorade bot...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini techniques
December 25, 5:56pm

The Original!
The Original, for no other reason than the shape. I am unhappy with the fact that TAR actually cut corners to lighten up the XLite's, and would be happier to see them carrying the Originals aga...

In GEAR » Original NeoAir vs NeoAir Xlite. Who likes the original better?
December 25, 4:44pm

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