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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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Bear Counters..
First, I've never even seen evidence of bears much less an actual bear where I frequent in North GA and Western NC. I did have to do a report on bears and bear attacks for my WFR training thoug...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black Bear outside the tent strategy question
September 07, 6:42am

Re: BakePacker
The bakepacker is actually a pot insert so assuming you clean the pot after you're done baking you can use it for boiling water or whatever.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outback Oven - Thumbs up?
September 06, 9:43am

SteriPen and 1L Platy
I've never actually used the SteriPen/Platy combo in the field, I just confirmed it would work using tap water @ home. Guess I need to get a Nalgene Cantene to use it with. I have some AquaMira...

In GEAR » particulate filter during chemical purification?
September 06, 5:25am

Re: Belts
No belt for me with my newer UL gear but when I wear regular hiking pants it's a Bison. Belts are definitely multiuse especially when it comes to more involved first-aid like Heather's exam...

In GEAR » Anyone wear belt?
September 01, 6:24am

Re: No Shoes
"That's right. I'm so hardcore that I don't even wear shoes; they're dead weight." Now that's hot.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
August 31, 4:43am

Re: undies
Usually none.

In GEAR » Dare I ask... what underwear does everyone use???
August 29, 10:26am

Re: UL cost
I just spent about $800 on gear and I still have another 3-500 to spend on shelter and the rest of my sleep system. And that doesn't include replacing the smaller stuff since it's reasonabl...

In GEAR » Cost of gear, per ounce.
August 27, 9:58pm

Updated Stock
I just ordered a large. They're showing small, large, and xx in stock right now.

In Gear Deals » TNF DIAD's for $69.83 at REI
August 27, 4:10pm

Arrived..
Well, it arrived today and I'm not terribly impressed. It weighs 9.6 ounces with the zipper light and no stuff sack. The zipper light is removable so I took that off and it dropped to 9.2 ounce...

In GEAR » William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
August 27, 2:08pm

Sort Of
It is but I didn't get the entire brush (MFR weight on that is 1 oz). I just got a pack of the heads that are refillable and actual weight on one of those is 0.1 oz. I didn't have any need ...

In GEAR » Toothbrush
August 25, 4:02pm

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