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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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.
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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

Cocoon Pro 60 Side Zip Pant
Should these fit kind of snug in the legs? I got a small based on the sizing chart but I'm wondering if maybe my legs are more muscular than the pants normally allow for resulting in a tighter ...

In GEAR » Cocoon Pro 60 Side Zip Pant
August 07, 1:39pm

Re: Leukotape: does it need Benzoin for adhesion?
Not for me. I thought I would need it because duct tape won't even stick to my skin but the Leukotape sticks like glue, no benzoin required. YMMV though.

In GEAR » Leukotape
August 07, 9:54am

Re: Leukotape Adhesion
I reroll a couple of feet around a tube with tweezers, needles, etc in it. The adhesion has held for days through water crossings and downpours once removed from the tube and applied to my feet.

In GEAR » Leukotape
August 07, 9:45am

Re: two cups = 475 ml
I actually don't have the trapper mug. I have a the 550ml cup which came with a lid. You're bound to lose a little if you go to a full boil with a full cup though. I'd probably use a pi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trapper Mug water quantity
August 06, 9:10am

Re: Trapper Mug water quantity
475 ml = a tiny bit over 2 cups which is plenty for most freezerbag meals.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trapper Mug water quantity
August 06, 8:55am

Re: Re: NOLS Lightweight Backpacking 7/20-8/2/08
Pretty sure NOLS strongly recommends the Jam2 on the light trips. Looks like the guy you're referring to was carrying a Granite Gear Vapor Trail though.

In Post-Trip Reports » NOLS Lightweight Backpacking 7/20-8/2/08
August 06, 4:41am

Re: Mountain Crossings
Mountain Crossings had several Large Circuits last time I was up there (less than a month ago).

In Gear Swap » WTB: ULA Circuit Size L
August 06, 3:42am

Breaking In/Sizing
I'm going to try the 295 a half-size larger with my semi-custom insoles when I go out this weekend. I'll report back on my experiences.

In GEAR » Inov-8 Terroc 330 or Roclite 305?
August 04, 8:55pm

Re: Breaking in feet
I walk around barefoot or in flip flops 99% of the time and have for years. Since your feet can't get any more natural than barefoot, I don't think that's the case.

In GEAR » Inov-8 Terroc 330 or Roclite 305?
August 02, 6:55am

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