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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: Wide Feet
I wear the trail version of the Nike Pegasus but GoLite and Inov8 have options that work for wider feet. I usually get a 10.5 EEEE but an 11 in the Nike works.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Lightweight Footwear Roundup (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 20, 10:44am

Re: Bear protection options above treeline...
I think Ryan J just uses opsacks if he can't find trees. Pretty sure that's what the methods are for the WTS3 course as well.

In GEAR » Bear protection options above treeline...
August 20, 7:10am

Re: FS: tarptent Squall2
Is this one seam sealed Mark?

In Gear Swap » FS: tarptent Squall2
August 18, 6:43pm

Pillowless
I don't use anything usually. I tend to sleep on my stomach and a pillow doesn't work for me there. I use my arm if I happen to roll on my side and I almost never sleep on my back.

In GEAR » Reconsidering the pillow
August 18, 7:26am

Re: its sold
Crap. Sorry about that, I'm so used to seeing a seperate sold post I didn't notice they edited the original one.

In Gear Swap » wanted tarptent contrail
August 18, 5:52am

Contrail for sale on WhiteBlaze
There's one for sale on WhiteBlaze. http://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=40243

In Gear Swap » wanted tarptent contrail
August 18, 5:00am

WTB: Spinnaker Solo Tarp
Looking for a spinnaker solo tarp. Something like the BMW Stealth 1 Lite would be perfect.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Spinnaker Solo Tarp
August 16, 2:36pm

Re: Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
Interesting. I used the same pack for over a year with no issues.

In GEAR » Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
August 15, 8:58am

Re: Bivy sack material
I would go with something like the Momentum available at thru-hiker.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy sack material
August 08, 8:21pm

Re: Frameless Pack
Do you plan on being on trails most or all of the time? Or will you be off-trail some? The sil packs are not as durable as some of the other UL packs from ULA, GoLite, or Six Moon. I tried a Mar...

In GEAR » Help picking a pack
August 08, 1:45pm

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