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Mitchell Murphy (Texico) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Georgia
About Me I first was introduced to backpacking as a Boy Scout. One trip to Philmont and another trip to HH High Adventure Base and I've been addicted to the backcountry ever since. I'm finally able to afford getting some quality gear so I'm in the process of becoming UL. My favorite place to backpack thus far: Big Bend National Park. It's just so damn beautiful there. I'm originally from North Texas, so the southeast is very uncomfortable to me with its humidity. I do love having mountains within an hour drive from where I live, though.
CitySuwanee
StateGeorgia
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BSA and being dirty kids
as someone who doesn't have any children, I completely agree with you. I remember being that age, and we reveled in our uncleanliness. It was part of what we considered the learning process a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you think ideas are discounted because of the source?
September 05, 11:09am

Re: REI etc.
I, too, am a part-time REI salesperson. I, and everyone else with whom I work, try to recommend the light weight options for each person who enters our store. However, so many people are so sure ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you think ideas are discounted because of the source?
September 05, 10:12am

Re: RE:Need Weird Advice. Urgent! GTX not good.
I wear the Wigwam socks without liners. The shoes I am using are Salomon Wings Sky GTX trailrunning boots. I haven't worn liners in years. I will add, though, that my next pair of shoes when...

In GEAR » Need Weird Advice. Urgent!
August 03, 11:14am

Mid-weight Wool? Problem...
I have found that I can't wear wool socks in the summer. No matter how much moisture the wool may wick the insulation properties of it cause my feet to overheat and sweat profusely. My soluti...

In GEAR » Need Weird Advice. Urgent!
August 02, 8:42pm

REI Elements
The REI Elements laminate is a basic polyurethane laminate layer. It's the same stuff as the Marmot PreCip, Mountain Hardwear Conduit, etc. It's "wet layer" breathable, which me...

In GEAR » rei elements laminate?
July 30, 6:06pm

PolarTec PowerDry
I didn't realize the new capilene stuff was powerdry. The new REI base layers are all made of powerdry, too. Although the capilene stuff also has odor control fabric in it. I'm a huge fa...

In GEAR » Capilene 3 as a mid layer?
July 21, 11:03am

Superfeet for Me
I wear the green superfeet and I wear them in all of my shoes. I wear them because they are a high-volume model and I have very low volume feet. I will admit: I work for REI, but I can't wear...

In GEAR » superfeet / insoles in trail runners?
June 17, 8:44pm

Cuben fly for REI 1/4 Dome T2
Wow that sounds like a great way to go. I have the 1/4dome T2 and would love to get the specs for the fly that you are making. Sorry to hijack the thread, but my 1/4dome T2 is an awesome tent. ...

In GEAR » Ultralight solo tent: which one to pick?
May 30, 7:42pm

LOVE the Skirt, errr KILT
I love that you backpack in a skirt. As a guy, tho, I really want to try the Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt. According to my female coworkers skirts are extremely comfortable, so I almost feel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pictures of my gear
May 25, 9:05pm

Big Bend ROCKS
As a native Texan recently removed to Georgia, I can say that Big Bend and New Mexico are still my favorite places to backpack. I was just at Big Bend in March, and the weather and scenery was ama...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Texas Backpacking?
May 05, 9:30am

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