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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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All Forum Posts by Chris W

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Kilt
Real men wear kilts.

In Photography » Sigma DP1 in Yellowstone
July 25, 6:55pm

Got one
I got one. Thanks guys.

In Gear Swap » WTB Side Zip Bivy (MLD or BPL)
July 25, 2:44pm

Re: Differences between winter and 3 season pack
I'd say 2-3 lbs for me has been the norm in the past but we don't have a real winter season in the SE.

In Philosophy & Technique » Differences between winter and 3 season pack
July 25, 6:59am

Re: Pack liner vs. Pack cover
I've been using a Gossamer Gear liner and a Geanite Gear Cloud cover with my Nimbus Meridian for the last year in NE GA, Western NC, and Eastern TN. You probably don't need both but I don&#...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pack liner vs. Pack cover
July 25, 5:05am

WTB Side Zip Bivy (MLD or BPL)
I'm looking for a side zip bivy. I'll consider either the MLD Soul Side Zip or the BPL Vapr Side Zip.

In Gear Swap » WTB Side Zip Bivy (MLD or BPL)
July 24, 2:35pm

Re: land of the ettins
You have a 27-30" torso? Are you 8 ft tall?

In GEAR » Thermarest vs Micropuff
July 22, 8:38pm

Re: My List for 7 or 8 day trip
Hi John- Is the ursack required in Maine? You could save a good bit of weight (1/2 pound or so) by using the PCT bear bag method.

In Gear Lists » How about your Sub-10 list
July 22, 11:31am

Shelter
What kind of shelter is that? Looks kind of funky from the back.

In Photography » Sigma DP1 in Yellowstone
July 21, 6:49pm

Re: Sigma DP1 in Yellowstone
Great color.

In Photography » Sigma DP1 in Yellowstone
July 21, 4:38pm

Re: FULL NeoAir release
Blowing it up is what I don't like about the BA mats but it all comes down to how much mileage I've put in. A 10-12 mile day and I have plenty of wind left to blow up some mattresses. After...

In GEAR » New thermarest
July 18, 7:56pm

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