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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale WNC
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: Winter Bag or Winter Quilt?
Bags are much simpler below about 20F, which is where dealing with drafts really comes in to play. Of course if you're sleeping in a double-wall tent, drafts aren't likely to be much of an ...

In GEAR » Winter Bag or Winter Quilt?
January 05, 4:10pm

Re: Continued Problem
Out of curiosity, have you tried different browsers to see if it's a browser issue vs an OS issue?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Continued Problem
January 03, 3:01pm

FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
No interest at all? As hard as these are to get in the US I thought there would be more interest.

In Gear Swap » FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
January 01, 1:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Turning fat into fuel
Real numbers if you want them. 135 lbs @ 6% fat 300 cals for breakfast so say 1000 cals for the trip until post-hike gorging ensued 32 miles with ~ 2 miles gain and ~1.5 miles lost Seems li...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Turning fat into fuel
December 31, 12:17pm

Re: Turning fat into fuel
I'm far from the norm, but a friend and I did a 32ish mile hike in about 12 hours and I think I ate one or two 2-300 calorie snacks the entire time even though I have little if any body fat to ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Turning fat into fuel
December 31, 9:50am

Re: So...
Bitterroot - 5 oz 850 fill, 13 oz finished Zeus - 3.5 oz 800 fill, 14.4 oz finished Highland - 3 oz 650 fill, 12.2 oz finished The Zeus is a ~ 30F jacket. The Highland won't be as warm as ...

In GEAR » Which of these 3 down jackets?
December 31, 8:50am

Re: Layering two down jackets for winter conditions?
Heavier and more complex, but it should work fine assuming minimal compression of the inner layer.

In GEAR » Layering two down jackets for winter conditions?
December 30, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Re: WAIT...
I'm pretty certain they steam clean the %^&* out of it to get full loft capability. I'm not an ornithologist, but I don't think it has too much oil on it while on the birds either. ...

In GEAR » Which of these 3 down jackets?
December 30, 12:17pm

FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
Bump. Also open to possible trades and always open to offers.

In Gear Swap » FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
December 30, 11:43am

FS/FT: Custom leaf green HMG Echo II
Still for sale or trade.

In Gear Swap » FS: Custom leaf green HMG Echo II
December 30, 11:42am

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