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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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Re: Pic
Maybe this one is better: http://www.animatedknots.com/girthrescue/index.php

In GEAR » Demystify Girth Hitch
September 26, 11:26am

Re: Girth Hitch
Here ya go.. http://www.adventurecarolina.com/climbingknot.html#Girth%20Hitch

In GEAR » Demystify Girth Hitch
September 26, 10:50am

Re: Whiteblaze
I'm already on whiteblaze but most of the crowd there are traditional backpackers and don't look at things as a system. They just carry a bag and don't think about carrying a lighter ba...

In GEAR » Bag for AT thru-hike
September 26, 7:52am

Re: Pants
Already got the base layer pants.. My mostly correct gear list is posted on my profile if you want to see it. I've ordered a few things recently I'm waiting to arrive so I can weigh them be...

In GEAR » Bag for AT thru-hike
September 26, 3:51am

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Going NOBO. No definite start date though, could be anywhere from mid Feb to first of April. I spent the night a couple of years ago in Western NC next to a river around Feb and only had a fleece b...

In GEAR » Bag for AT thru-hike
September 25, 6:59pm

Bag for AT thru-hike
I recently decided I'm going to do a thru-hike of the AT in 2008. Currently I have a WM Caribou which is a 35 degree bag. I was thinking I could put a silk liner with that to push it down to 25...

In GEAR » Bag for AT thru-hike
September 25, 2:28pm

Re: eLite+
I think I paid ~23 for mine a few weeks ago.

In Gear Deals » Petzl e+lite $13.50
September 25, 5:51am

Re: Weight
It's actually 2.4 oz/yd fabric anyway ($1 yard walmart siliconized ripstop) so it's not the lightest it could be but the fabric was the right price and is good to practice on.

In Make Your Own Gear » My first sewing job..
September 24, 2:42pm

My first sewing job..
Just finished up my first stuff sack using the 5 Yards to SUL directions.

In Make Your Own Gear » My first sewing job..
September 24, 2:26pm

Re:
Thanks Addie! You exemplify customer service.

In GEAR » Caldera Cones and FL550
September 24, 10:24am

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