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Matthew Elam (slashpastor) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Colorado now!!!
About Me Hiking since I was too young to remember. Lightweight backpacking since before it was called that. Just found ultralight and have fallen in love.

I rarely hike solo. I often hike with family or a partner.
I'm preparing for a thru hike on the Appalachian Trail.
CityColorado Springs
CountryUnited States
My Website URL
My PDF Gear ListAT Thru-hike Gear List

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All Forum Posts by Matthew Elam

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Oh Crap...
My thru hike starts in six days. Yes six. And I am having to have my GoLite Pinnacle replaced due to "over-tightening"... Well, the seams failed in more than one major location. Custo...

In GEAR » Oh Crap...
March 18, 5:10pm

Horse Thief...
Is the Horse thief still available?

In Gear Swap » FS Big Agnes Down Sleeping Bags
March 16, 12:36pm

Tarping with kids...
So how many of you tarp camp with your kids? And which tarp do you use? I'm specifically asking about three season camping on the east coast. Any help is greatly appreciated. I've tar...

In GEAR » Tarping with kids...
March 10, 7:53pm

I think I am just going to dive in sometime this week and see what happens. I'll post later with the results!

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifiying a ThermaRest
March 10, 6:10am

Re: Vintage Backpack...
Were you thinking old REI gear?

In GEAR » I Want A Vintage Backpack
March 10, 6:10am

Wow! I think that is way too pretty to drink! But hey! I'll try anything once. ;)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hot tea drinkers HELP!
March 09, 6:58pm

There's an article on the process with a prolite 4 3/4 sized pad in the articles section of this site! Check it out!

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifiying a ThermaRest
March 08, 6:46pm

I thought it was here that I read it. Maybe not. I will look up the process and post a link or two... Going out with the wife and will post tomorrow!

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifiying a ThermaRest
March 08, 6:41pm

Modifiying a ThermaRest
I have read here and other places about modifying a ThermaRest Prolight 3 or 4. But what about modifying a ThermaRest deluxe? Its a bigger softer pad. I have one laying around the house that I p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifiying a ThermaRest
March 08, 6:12pm

I can see that! The liner thing is making sense now! I'm going to try that! Sure would save me a few ounces!

In Philosophy & Technique » remove stuff sack- and gain space!
February 28, 7:54pm

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