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Jamie Shortt (jshortt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Carolina
About Me I grew up in VA exploring and camping the woods around my house. As a teen in the 80's I learned how to backpack by reading books. Back then my pack weight was a respectable 27 lbs and I hit the woods every chance I got. Once adult life took over it was rare to take an overnighter. I faced several challenges during my middle age life and turned to the outdoors to restore me. As my knowledge and skills advanced, my base weight dropped to below 5 lbs. With this came a freedom that I had never experienced before.
CityHolly Springs
StateNC
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.LytW8.com
My PDF Gear ListJamie Shortt 3 Season Gear List - 4lb Base

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Re: Impressed
All, Thanks for comments. James, I keep a list of trips on my website with gear lists and links back to trips reports when I have done one. LytW8.com\journeys Also, under "my gear...

In Gear Lists » Linville Gorge Gear List - 3.46 lbs
August 17, 5:52am

Re: Best Beginner Tarp/Bivy Combo
"...this may be a reason to get into DIY!" Hartley, If you can sew then making a tarp and bivy are extremely easy. Here is a link that shows examples of my projects. If you scroll dow...

In GEAR » Best Beginner Tarp/Bivy Combo
August 17, 5:43am

Re: MYOG down quilt
Daniel, The quilt looks great. I always appreciate hearing when the LytW8 instructions have helped someone. Thanks, Jamie

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG down quilt
August 16, 4:58pm

FS: BPL Ti pots 550 and 900 - BOTH SOLD
BOTH POTS ARE SOLD FS: BPL ti pots Both pots are the last version with the wooden handles. They are new and have never been used, although they might have some figure prints on them from ...

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Ti pots 550 and 900
June 30, 2:53pm

FS: OR Zealot Size Large - SOLD
ZEALOT IS SOLD For sale Men's OR Zealot rain jacket Size is large Color is olive green Weight is 8.1 oz on my scale Price is $70 shipped to CONUS - SOLD Payment via Paypal gift optio...

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Zealot Size Large
June 30, 11:17am

Re: The SUL Mindset, Part 2: Less vs. Lighter
What a grand series! It's like reading a great book, it so much fun then you suddenly realize it has to end. All I can say is I hope we continue to get thought provoking articles like this for ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset, Part 2: Less vs. Lighter
June 08, 8:41am

Re: Re: Re: Re: food weight for 5 days
Will, Great set of articles, I am truly enjoying this series. A lot of content, but I will comment quickly on the amount of food/day as this is an area I continue to tweek. I typically go out...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 08, 8:06am

Re: Top stitching quilts
Philip, Here is how I finish my quilt edges. Look down a few posts and you will see pictures. I believe JRB is similar to this, but wider fold. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Top stitching quilts
May 28, 4:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
Aaron, I agree simplicity is the key. As far as what I need, I'd sum it up as freedom. SUL to me is about experiencing freedom. To get that freedom I seek to rely on my own skill rather than th...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
May 26, 10:01am

Re: Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
Jason, My comment on not relating comes across much stronger than intended. It was not meant to be harsh at all. It is sort of like...having a child. I truly believe you really can not relate to th...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
May 25, 6:04am

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