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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale WNC
About Me I backpack and packraft, and sometimes teach both. I bicycle and ride a motorcycle. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I do Yoga. I have wilderness medical and whitewater rescue training. I can be a bit of a gear junky, although I seem to read more and buy less these days.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://getlostoutfitters.com
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Re: Looking for the (?maybe?) perfect quilt and need some help finding it.
Are you wanting something like a WM Caribou, but with "box-wall" (as opposed to the sewn-through) baffles and rated to 15-20F?

In GEAR » Looking for the (?maybe?) perfect quilt and need some help finding it.
October 21, 7:34am

Re: I'd go with the 20F bag
+1 for the Ultra 20 (which is more of a 30F quilt anyway)

In GEAR » Sleep system advice for NC mountains
October 17, 6:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Neutral vs stability trail runners--how critical is the difference?
"there is no one size fits all prescription for foot performance out there". 100% true, but that goes both ways. A stability shoe can cause as many or more problems for someone with a ...

In GEAR » Neutral vs stability trail runners--how critical is the difference?
October 08, 7:51am

Re: Re: Re: Neutral vs stability trail runners--how critical is the difference?
"After an extended descent, I do get some discomfort in my knees." That has nothing to do with your choice of footwear. Far more likely to be a muscle imbalance or just plain lack of t...

In GEAR » Neutral vs stability trail runners--how critical is the difference?
October 07, 7:19pm

Re: Re: Neutral vs stability trail runners--how critical is the difference?
"Some people have seriously floppy feet that all the strengthening in the world isn't going to help any longer...they NEED that stability." My wife is one of those people and would...

In GEAR » Neutral vs stability trail runners--how critical is the difference?
October 07, 10:32am

Re: Re: Re: Aha!
Most sites says 685g in a Men's L. I'd probably expect closer to that than 1000.

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 03, 6:15am

Re: Re: Functional strength
"There is no perfect one-size-fits-all way to train." +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
October 03, 6:13am

Re: Aha!
The Clymb still has the Sastrugi in all sizes and several colors for $225 + shipping.

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 03, 4:31am

Re: Re: Re: Bruising and sloshing
Thanks for the insider feedback Peter. I was initially interested in the SJ vest as well as yours but read about sizing issues since the side compression isn't there. I don't have a thick c...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
October 02, 9:19am

Re: aerobics vs weight training for hiking
I probably wasn't. I do have abs though, and look more like the sprinter than the marathoner you posted, despite doing long slowish runs on the weekends. Interesting thing I've been tryi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
October 01, 5:49pm

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