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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.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://getlostoutfitters.com
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Standing Indian Loop
What follows is a brain dumped summary of an overnight trip around Standing Indian Mountain, just outside of Franklin, NC, which I took with my girlfriend, Robin, over the May 31 - June 1 weekend. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Standing Indian Loop
June 02, 7:01pm

Re: Sil
I vote DWR Ripstop. I got some similar in a grey but they also had a forest green at my Walmart.

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon Test?
October 31, 11:11am

Free PreCip Jacket @ MooseJaw
Order $200 of Marmot stuff, add a PreCip Jacket to your cart.Enter code 771 and the PreCip will be free! Courtesy Marmot.

In Gear Deals » Free PreCip Jacket @ MooseJaw
October 29, 12:18pm

Re: Tripod
Slik Sprint Pro (ball head) without the extension column or bag. It worked very well but I'll probably add a quick release eventually.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 29, 10:40am

SOLD
This has sold on another forum. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » Black Diamond Mega Light
October 29, 9:08am

Re: Shaped Tarp
I bought a Black Diamond Mega Light this weekend which is extremely easy to setup but by the time I add in flooring and bug netting I'm near the weight of the lightest double wall tents. Mega L...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 29, 8:29am

Re: Location
I'm in GA. Gwinnett County to be more specific. Local pickup would be fine.

In Gear Swap » Black Diamond Mega Light
October 29, 8:01am

UL (at least full UL) isn't for me
I learned full on UL isn't for me on my last trip. I've decided to mix UL and Lightweight gear for a good compromise on weight versus comfort. Carrying 20 lbs including fuel, water, food, m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 29, 7:23am

Black Diamond Mega Light
I have a Black Diamond Mega Light to get rid of. It has been setup a few times for demos but has never been used in the field. It also hasn't been seam sealed yet. I can throw in two tubes of S...

In Gear Swap » Black Diamond Mega Light
October 29, 7:08am

GearList
I'm also planning an AT thru in 08 as well but I'm still working on refining my gear list, mostly the shelter. I tried a GG SpinnTwinn tarp + Simblissity Bug Tent on my last trip and it did...

In Gear Lists » '08 AT Thru Gearlist
October 29, 5:19am

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