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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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Trail Runners
I wear Nike Pegasus trail runners myself. I tried the GoLites as well as a couple of Inov8 models (I really wanted the Inov8s to work) but neither fit well. I'm on my 2nd pair of Nikes after we...

In GEAR » Converted to Ultralight Gear, Need Shoes to Match
July 02, 4:40am

dried veg
harmonyhousefoods.com has a lot of dehydrated stuff

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Where do people in NE find dried veggies?
July 01, 3:23pm

bag
Sea 2 Summit ultrasil 8L

In GEAR » Bear bag - what sack are you using?
July 01, 10:24am

Interested
I'd be interested as well if you have any left.

In Gear Deals » 25% Off at Rei coupons
June 28, 4:44pm

Re: Starlite Review
I'll be sure and do that Michael. I'm hoping to get it next week in time for a 4-day trip over the July 4 weekend.

In GEAR » backpack suggestions? for his/her bags
June 27, 11:31am

Packs
My gf carries the Vapor Ki as well. I currently use a Nimbus Meridian but have a Six Moon Starlite on order. I tried and wanted to use the Vapor Trail but it just doesn't fit me in either size....

In GEAR » backpack suggestions? for his/her bags
June 27, 4:33am

Bikes
I'm both a mountain biker and backpacker and I disagree somewhat. Responsible bikers don't tear up trails because we don't ride on wet ground or skid out in turns. Horses have far more ...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Ultralighter Paddles on the Dark Side: Packrafting a Remote Canyon "Heavy" Style
June 26, 8:20am

Upsizing
I usually wear a half to a full size larger.

In GEAR » How much bigger do you buy your shoes?
June 25, 8:47am

Feed
Should be really easy, basically the same query as the recent posts page but formatted as xml.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » RSS Feed?
June 24, 4:42pm

Legs and Core Temps
I always use my legs to regulate my core temp by putting them out of the bag (usually just 1) if I get too hot. I believe you'll lose heat slower through them than your arms and obviously slowe...

In GEAR » uninsulated legs = heat drain?
June 24, 3:52am

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