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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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Salter Food Scale
I used this one http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2545351&cp=&sr=1&origkw=salter&kw=salter&parentPage=search 11 lbs and accurate to .1 oz

In GEAR » Please suggest a scale
July 11, 4:40pm

Pole length
I'm 5'8ish and have been using adjustable aluminum poles for the last year+ set at 115mm. I've never once lowered or raised them to adjust for terrain. As a result, my recent order of f...

In GEAR » How to size trekking poles?
July 11, 11:14am

Versalite
I guess it depends on your body a lot. As an example, I was a on trip last weekend where the overnight lows were mid 50s and my GF and I shared my Caribou unzipped and used like a quilt. I even had...

In GEAR » versalite and puma
July 11, 10:49am

Temps
I use a 35 degree Caribou MF for 3 season and 10 degree Versalite for winter. I'm not sure what the temps are like in NY but I can't see using a 10 degree bag for 3 season.

In GEAR » versalite and puma
July 11, 9:42am

SOLD
Starlite is sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Starlite
July 10, 2:19pm

Sent
PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Starlite
July 10, 12:39pm

Pending Sale
Replied. Pending sale.

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Starlite
July 10, 4:39am

Still for sale
This is still up for sale.

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Starlite
July 09, 3:29pm

Depends
I have a BPL Firelite 550 and a couple of Evernew non-stick Ti pots (1.3L and 1.9L) for larger outings.

In GEAR » What kind of pot, mug or kettle do you use?
July 09, 11:42am

60ish mile Smoky Mountain Loop July 4-7
Trip: 60ish mile loop in the Smoky Mountains over July 4 - July 7 (4 days) based on "The South's best swimming-hole tour" in the August 2008 issue of Backpacker magazine Friday, ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 60ish mile Smoky Mountain Loop July 4-7
July 09, 4:14am

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