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Christopher * (cfrey.0) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale US East Coast
About Me Born in Philly. Family from the Smokies. I've been lost in the Scottish highlands and alone in the damp swamps of Botswana.

PCT: (class of 2012) NOBO to Canada
CDT/GDMBR: (class of 2012) SOBO back to Mexico
AT: Section hiking since I was a kid
CityPhiladelphia (mostly)

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All Forum Posts by Christopher *

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Re: Aarn Hipbelt
Hey Samuel. I always find your posts and your creative process to be interesting. Im still at the stage where my ability to imagine gear far outpaces my skill at making gear, so I am keen to hea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
October 31, 10:39pm

Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
You are also not accounting for the fact that LOTS of PCT thru hikers get sick at some point during their hike. It doesn't always make the blog-rolls. My year (2012) there was a bad outbrea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 3:50am

Re: Holy crap...
Wha????? He almost hit a dog 50 sec into the run. Is it just me or is the line between "sport" and "crazy shiz" just getting fuzzier and fuzzier.

In Chaff » Holy crap...
October 29, 2:24pm

Re: Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
I have never owned one of their packs but I did acquire an Aarn hipbelt (you can purchase the belts separately). I was interested in the design and thought I'd share as it may have some merit i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
October 28, 11:37pm

Re: Re: Bear Bag Line Launcher
"It's a single use item." Uni-taskers need some serious justification and a lack of viable alternatives to pass the muster, particularly on a forum dedicated to reducing the volume...

In GEAR » Bear Bag Line Launcher: Would you use one?
October 27, 1:20pm

Re: Re: Don't irritate your hero
"There's a lesson in here somewhere." How about: "Always build your castle on top of the mountain"

In Chaff » Don't irritate your hero
October 23, 6:31pm

Re: Post Hike Checklist Contest
Post Hiking Checklist: 1.) Give bag to Mom. 2.) Done.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post Hike Checklist Contest
October 22, 2:52pm

Re: Re: Lukes Ultralite now using eVent
I don't know for certain this still holds true, but when I purchased my rain gear from Luke a couple years ago, it was all customizable in true "cottage" fashion. Based on my admitted...

In GEAR » Lukes Ultralite now using eVent
October 22, 9:12am

Re: thanks
Hey Eli. I did the PCT in 2012. I started with a couple bladders, but be warned the desert tore them up within the first week and I was being very gentle. Lots of thorns and sharp things in t...

In GEAR » Geigerrig and Sawyer Mini, using inline
October 20, 7:54pm

Re: Titanium Straw
"It was an arms race of sorts." Well I guess when he hid the $30 dollar straw he tricked you into buying, he kinda became the winner of that race.

In GEAR » Titanium toothbrush!!!
October 18, 1:38am

All Reader Reviews by Christopher *

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LukesUltralight SilNylon Rain Shell
Luke does really nice work, including making the 7D rain shells for Ruta Locura. The SilNylon shell he sells on his site is studier than 7D, but still comes in at a respectable weight. Pit zips? Yes. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 30, 4:30pm