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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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Guess I'll have to put in a call first thing tomorrow to check before my order gets shipped out.

In GEAR » Caldera Cones and FL550
September 23, 7:58am

Re: Cone and FL550
Surely BPL isn't selling the wrong cone for the 550? AGG clearly lists seperate models on their site for the 500 and 550 and their UL versions.

In GEAR » Caldera Cones and FL550
September 23, 6:14am

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I'm going to have to pass on the bivy and quilt. I just ordered too much yesterday in prep for my AT thru-hike.

In Gear Swap » Gear, Gear, Gear!!!
September 22, 9:37am

Re: Gear
I'm posting my interest in the Bivy and Arc Specialist.

In Gear Swap » Gear, Gear, Gear!!!
September 21, 12:15pm

Re: Walmart Sil
Ok, the waterproof material I got is 2.2 oz/sqyd so I think it's probably 1.9 oz silicone coated ripstop. Should be good for some pack parts and maybe some other stuff.

In Make Your Own Gear » wal mart sil nylon: $1.00/yard
September 19, 2:56pm

Road Biking
You guys must live in areas without a lot of stupid drivers. I stick to riding in the dirt myself.

In Other Activities » The Bike Bug: Bitten!
September 19, 4:44am

Walmart Sil
I got some fabric today that I'm pretty sure is grey sil although it appears to be of the 2 oz/sq yd variety (rough measurement). I'll get an exact weight later this week. This is also 60&q...

In Make Your Own Gear » wal mart sil nylon: $1.00/yard
September 18, 2:55pm

Re:Rubbing Bar
I haven't but I don't think it would've fixed this...seemed more like a design flaw.The shoe actually creased and pushed in so much that it pinched my toe.

In Gear Deals » Golite Sun Dragon Shoes $51.95
September 14, 11:25am

Re: Sun Dragons
I just sent back a pair to Zappos yesterday due to fitment problems. Right foot felt great but on the left the plasticy stuff on the lower sides pinched my pinky toe when I stood on my toes. Of cou...

In Gear Deals » Golite Sun Dragon Shoes $51.95
September 12, 7:47am

Re: Firecrackers
I haven't personally tried it but it's inline with what I've heard about shooting M80s at them. Of course it's strictly rumor at this point.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
September 10, 7:34am

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