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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: Z-packs Zero Q's
I love all of my Zero's, and my Arc Blast. 2 of them are in the hybrid material, and the rest are regular cuben. IMO, none of them crinkle, but then again, I let the contents fill the pack out,...

In GEAR » Z-packs Zero Q's
August 15, 4:12pm

Re: fiddly?
I use a ZPacks Solo Plus tarp & matching Hexanet, and I don't find anything to be fiddly about it... Set up is straight forward, and simple. I think it would be fiddly to those that are new...

In GEAR » Current best single person tent around 18-20oz
August 11, 2:51pm

Re: "Hotel" or "guest" style camp shoes
Haven't tried those... but my trail runners are a snap to put on, and are plenty comfy whether on the trail, or at camp. However, in colder months I will carry my Goosefeet Gear overbooties whi...

In GEAR » "Hotel" shoescamp shoes
August 11, 5:55am

Re: Rolled xlite + 1/8 pad a framesheet?
I have been using the NeoAirs as my back support/frame.... whatever you want to call it, for the last couple of years. I got tired of rolling the pad up each morning and then stuffing it in the lit...

In GEAR » Rolled xlite + 1/8 pad a framesheet?
July 22, 3:35pm

Re: NO!!! IT'S A TRAP!!!!
This is why I have a few ZPacks packs... :)

In GEAR » Custom packs - positive things to say
July 19, 8:41am

Re: Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
Me and my wifes brand new bed... with a sweet Feathered Friends down comforter - strong 9.5... and out of all the others I have used, a hard 10. Blue Wl-Mart CCF foam pad used on hard packed dir...

In GEAR » Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
July 16, 8:50am

Re: Suunto Core v Casio PAG240-1
I can't say which is better... they both seem to be great watches, but neither are perfect... I have the Core and have been using it as my everyday watch for almost 2 years. This includes hikin...

In GEAR » Suunto Core v Casio PAG240-1
July 15, 5:28pm

Re: Zpacks Arc Blast: Max load carrying?
Honestly, I think the only way to answer this question is to load yours up with your anticipated load and go for a hike with it... As you may notice already, the answers will vary from person to pe...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast: Max load carrying?
July 15, 5:16pm

Re: What shelter am I looking for?
I agree with the comments on the Yama Mountain Gear... particularly the Cirriform SW tent. I long wanted a Contrail, but the weight was a bit more than what I wanted, and I too wanted a cuben canop...

In GEAR » What shelter am I looking for?
July 12, 10:09pm

Re: custom Lite Trail cook Kit
Nice! What is the weight of the cone, and how efficient is it with Esbit?

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 06, 4:32pm

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