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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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Toothbrush
I picked up a pack of these TOOB toothbrush replacement heads while I was at REI shopping the Labor Day sale. I pulled one out while in the store to verify it was usable. Anyway, they weigh .1 oz e...

In GEAR » Toothbrush
August 25, 3:28pm

Platy and SteriPen
I tested this out in my bathroom using a 2+ platy and the steripen and it works like a champ so I'll be carrying a 1 litre platy as opposed to a nalgene bottle on my next trip. I did notice...

In GEAR » particulate filter during chemical purification?
August 25, 3:15pm

Valandre Mirage 2/3 Zip 20 degree bag for 260
I've never heard of them but based on a forum search they seem to be compared to MontBell and Western Mountaineering. http://www.rei.com/product/752471

In Gear Deals » Valandre Mirage 2/3 Zip 20 degree bag for 260
August 24, 2:37pm

Re: Avatar
School House Falls in Panthertown Valley, NC This area is known as the Yosemite of the East. We had dinner near the falls on a Friday night and you could see more stars in the open sky than I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
August 24, 5:36am

Fit
How do those fit? I have a high instep and need a wide toebox. Merrells seem to work the best for me, do those have a similar fit?

In Gear Deals » Inov8 Roclite 318 GTX for $40
August 24, 4:52am

Tech Info
I was able to speak with a technical guy and he said the current model is a DWR coated nylon which sounds remarkably like the SD Isotope I mentioned above only a wee bit heavier and about $30 cheap...

In GEAR » William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
August 23, 2:43pm

Weight and Material
I'm slightly suspicious as well. The Sierra Designs Isotope (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/sierra_designs_isotope_rainshell_orsm05.html) weighs 4.5ish though and it&#...

In GEAR » William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
August 23, 12:49pm

Ordered..
Ok, I ordered one. I'll post more once it arrives.

In GEAR » William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
August 23, 12:33pm

Materials
I suspect she meant PVC lining and it looks like Suflex is a company that makes sheathing. http://www.suflex.com/

In GEAR » William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
August 23, 11:42am

William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
Has anyone used this? http://www.flyanglersonline.com/prorevw/WJrainjacket.html I was planning on getting a GoLite Virga but a quick search of the web turned this one up. MFR weight is 5 ounces.

In GEAR » William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
August 23, 6:29am

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