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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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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

Weight 32.6 oz
I believe it to be about 31 oz. Will verify tomorrow on digital scales at work. ------- Scales here at work indicate 32.6 oz in the stuff sack. No doubt the most important accomplishment of my ...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD XP Large Quilt 7.5 oz insulation
November 03, 7:01pm

SOLD MLD XP Large Quilt 7.5 oz insulation
NOW SOLD - Thanks for all the interest. For Sale, MLD XP Quilt 7.5 oz insulation. Size large with the Event head and foot strips. MLD stuff sack included. I've owned this about a year an...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD XP Large Quilt 7.5 oz insulation
November 03, 6:27pm

pm sent
PM sent - thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Bug Bivy
October 12, 7:47pm

Re: FS: TiGoat Ptarmigan Bivy Net Hood and Side Zip
Just measured it and confirmed it is 87 inches in length.

In Gear Swap » FS: TiGoat Ptarmigan Bivy Net Hood and Side Zip
October 06, 8:17pm

(SOLD) TiGoat Ptarmigan Bivy Net Hood and Side Zip
NOW SOLD - Thanks! TiGoat Ptarmigan Bivy with Full Net Hood and Left Side 1/2 Zip options. (left side when laying on back) Purchased this year, new black color version. Used twice on groun...

In Gear Swap » FS: TiGoat Ptarmigan Bivy Net Hood and Side Zip
October 06, 6:41pm

SOLD TarpTent Sublite Sil
SOLD - Thanks! : Tarptent Sublite Sil seam sealed and in great condition. Picked this up on BPL gear swap back in July and have yet to get it in the woods. I would guess its been set up ab...

In Gear Swap » FS TarpTent Sublite Sil
September 30, 4:22pm

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