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Christopher Chupka (FatTexan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Christopher Chupka

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Has it's own Beauty
Pics from last week from the Sawtooths in Idaho. Up Lake Trail:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My forest is burning!
July 15, 11:29am

Pretty cheap
http://www.djbennett.com/men-s-focus-lt-hoody.html Never purchased from them before so caveat emptor

In Gear Swap » WTB: EVENT OR NEOSHELL HARDSHELL
July 14, 12:54pm

Re: Re: sometimes
> "other situations that I can't think of right now..." "I've used them while counter-weighting bear bags. It is easier than a human pyramid. Stabbing litter to retr...

In GEAR » to trekking pole or not to trekking pole...
July 14, 12:46pm

McHale
With 10 pounds or 60 pounds in my McHale, except for my quadriceps, the load feels the same

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 7:10pm

Military loads
Check out Mystery Ranch or Kifaru, I love my McHale but those Kifarus are some serious multicammed load haulers. May wanna go a solid color, military looking at new camp pattern AGAIN.

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 7:00pm

Dr. Bonner's
Just rub some Dr. Bonners in the bear's eyeballs, that will keep them at bay.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » scented dr bronner soap and bears
July 05, 4:10pm

Nunatak
You could try the Nunatak balaclava in Epic, pretty drool proof, I know this from experience.

In GEAR » Synthetic Balaclava for sleeping with quilt
July 04, 1:14pm

Denver or Seattle
My vote would be Denver or Seattle. Denver with the explanation above, and I'm sure some Seattlites will chime in. Take the Metro? From Seattle to Farmers Market, pick up supplies, ferry to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking near major airports?
July 04, 1:00pm

Backpack
Just curious, could this be used on the low wear areas of a pack?

In Gear Swap » MYOG: Epic Malibu 1.7oz $12/Yd shipped
July 04, 12:38pm

Weight
Prolly weighs more than most shelter/sleeping combos everyone carries.

In GEAR » $6.98 goretex balaclava.
July 04, 12:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Christopher Chupka

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gearExpress.com gearExpress.com
Every emailed question was answered within hours. UPS shipping is free over $50. When I questioned whether an item that I ordered would be to my residence on my time schedule, they shipped it via US...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 01, 9:56pm

Rab Summit 300 1/2 Zip
I give the bag 4 stars only due to its weight of 28 ounces for a 28 degree bag. The Pertex Microlght lining is very soft and not clammy feeling at all. The Pertex Endurance outer is extremely we...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 10, 8:51pm