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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)
StatePA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Christopher *

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Re: Optimum Tent Floor Material with or without groundsheet.
"It is much easier to replace a groundsheet then to sew in a new tent floor. Ergo: Use a .75 silnylon\cuben floor with a 1.75 tyvek groundsheet, and keep the tent floor forever and simply repl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Optimum Tent Floor Material with or without groundsheet.
May 30, 9:21am

Re: Re: Re: Bikepacking at the Cusp
"It's more that exhaustive research about gear, sitting online talking about gear, and buying gear can easily become a replacement for getting out and using gear. It's a theme Dave'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bikepacking at the Cusp
May 23, 10:25pm

Re: Bikepacking at the Cusp
"...People locked away in office jobs (without which internet culture would not exist) are prone to fall more in love with the idea of the activity rather than the activity itself." - Dav...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bikepacking at the Cusp
May 22, 11:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
"Anyone who has spent a few overnights in sub freezing weather learns to change out of any wet clothes ASAP after making camp." Well now I have to respond considering that is a straw-m...

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 17, 9:14am

Re: Re: "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
"... wool will not keep you any warmer than anything else when wet." I disagree. I have worn wool base layers for extended periods over 5,000 miles along the PCT, the CDT and the AT (r...

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 16, 5:40pm

Re: "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
The "I-can't-smell-myself-or-offend-strangers" factor is what keeps me wearing wool. It also has that magical property of retaining warmth even when wet because of the way the fibers ...

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 16, 10:06am

Re: Indirectly related
I have an indirectly related question that is kinda weird, but given the scope of knowledge and experience on this forum I figure I'll go ahead and ask here... I have looked into a few of t...

In GEAR » SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
May 13, 6:37pm

Re: Dog brain
Or maybe: "I have chewed up you shoes and eaten all your socks. Now we can stay here forever." Shoot ... just my dog again, huh?

In Gear Swap » This moving thing is really wearing on me: Locus Gear Khufu CTF3 w/DTPE system:
May 10, 8:37pm

Dog brain
"If I pee on it, it will be mine!" Oh ... Maybe that is just my dog.

In Gear Swap » This moving thing is really wearing on me: Locus Gear Khufu CTF3 w/DTPE system:
May 10, 8:31pm

Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
For a couple years now KUIU has been producing a carbon fiber frame for their ICON series hunting packs. Apparently it is a single piece with molded vertical frame rails/stays and an integrated fra...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 05, 10:39pm

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