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Charlie Murphy (baltocharlie) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale MAryland
About Me I am a long time bike commuter, climber, kayaker and backpacker. I have just started long distance bicycling trips.

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LE4M: light enough for me:)
I came into the UL world via bike touring. I had my a$$ handed to me on a rather strenuous solo bike tour on the back dirt roads and trails of W.Va. So I focused on bulk. Less bulk meant I did no...

In GEAR » "Medium Light"
August 15, 8:50am

I just bought the Klymit X Wave 3/4 and am impressed. I am a side sleeper and did not 'bottom' out. It is relatively cheap, comes with an inflator bulb(small and lite) and only takes sec...

In GEAR » Switching to a foam pad?
August 15, 7:11am

Hexamids tend not to have much condensation issues if properly set-up. Since you are spending much of your time on the east coast, humidity and skeeters will be a hassle. I own a hexamid tarp/ten...

In GEAR » Looking For New 3 Season Shelter
August 13, 6:12am

@ Yi: I think I remember you looking to buy this set-up. I was in the market for a similar combo at the same time you were looking. I bought a hex w/ no beak and Borah bivy. I really like the 2...

In Gear Swap » Want to buy: cuben tarp and bug bivy/ netting
July 24, 8:45am

Mica, meh!
I use a Mica. Lightweight, packs small but eventually wets through. During a deluge it can wet through quickly. I'm surprised so many like it. I carry it for daily bike commutes when cycli...

In GEAR » help choosing a light waterproof summer jacket
July 19, 11:19am

re: Tour Divide setup
Congrats, quite an accomplishment. Interesting setup. I have ridden some off-road and very rough road with a touring bike and drop bars. I never feel comfortable on the hoods while riding steep ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » My Tour Divide setup
July 18, 10:55am

Re: Hexanet bug shelter
Not certain what the bugs were but I believe it was more difficult to set up. At least that's what I remember reading. Also I believe the first one 'tied' into the Hexamid plus???? Th...

In GEAR » Hexanet bug shelter
July 12, 7:11am

Hexanet bug shelter
I just received an email from Joe V that he has just listed the Hexanet for sale. I guess he has worked out the bug from the first version.

In GEAR » Hexanet bug shelter
July 12, 6:11am

Crazy story
As a long time cyclist the word is: get your feet on the ground when being pursued by a dog and put your bike between you and the dog. For some reason they are less apt to attack. I know easier s...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 10, 8:10am

old knees, no issues
Hi Entry for older knees is not a problem, I'm almost 60. My bivy/bag are harder to enter than the tarp. I do not have a hex w/ a beak. Nor do I have the mesh floor, just the Solo tarp plus. ...

In GEAR » zpacks hexamid twin tent: entry and floor Q
July 10, 7:58am

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