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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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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

Picking up a hot pot
Dan, I don't use handles on my 550 ml pot. When I am boiling water for a meal, the pot is filled up to about half, or three quarters of an inch from the top. When the water is to the point t...

In GEAR » Lite Trail Solid Fuel System
December 18, 8:54am

Re: Lite Trail Solid Fuel System
Yes, as has been noted, Toaks actually make the LiteTrail cook pots for Jhaura, which is why they are branded "Toaks." But no, the pots sold from Toaks are different from the ones that ar...

In GEAR » Lite Trail Solid Fuel System
December 18, 8:18am

This works too!
On short hikes that I don't mind a little extra weight... nothing beats the real thing! I have often wondered about those dehydrated beers though... maybe he could send me some for a &qu...

In GEAR » Beer while backpacking
December 15, 11:53am

Re: for comparison
Keep in mind that the 4 oz listed for the FF socks is also split between 2 socks, so that is only 2 oz of down per sock, not 4 oz per sock. Also keep in mind, the GFG socks are actually customi...

In GEAR » Feathered Friends Down Booties
December 15, 8:03am

ZPacks small pack cover
As has been noted, this is a personal preference. And yes, there is a lot of reading as far as pack liner vs pack cover's go. Fact is, they each have their own set of pro's & con's....

In GEAR » GG Kumo Pack Cover?
December 14, 12:15pm

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