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Christopher Chupka (FatTexan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Christopher Chupka

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With 10 pounds or 60 pounds in my McHale, except for my quadriceps, the load feels the same

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 7:10pm

Military loads
Check out Mystery Ranch or Kifaru, I love my McHale but those Kifarus are some serious multicammed load haulers. May wanna go a solid color, military looking at new camp pattern AGAIN.

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 7:00pm

Dr. Bonner's
Just rub some Dr. Bonners in the bear's eyeballs, that will keep them at bay.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » scented dr bronner soap and bears
July 05, 4:10pm

You could try the Nunatak balaclava in Epic, pretty drool proof, I know this from experience.

In GEAR » Synthetic Balaclava for sleeping with quilt
July 04, 1:14pm

Denver or Seattle
My vote would be Denver or Seattle. Denver with the explanation above, and I'm sure some Seattlites will chime in. Take the Metro? From Seattle to Farmers Market, pick up supplies, ferry to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking near major airports?
July 04, 1:00pm

Just curious, could this be used on the low wear areas of a pack?

In Gear Swap » MYOG: Epic Malibu 1.7oz $12/Yd shipped
July 04, 12:38pm

Prolly weighs more than most shelter/sleeping combos everyone carries.

In GEAR » $6.98 goretex balaclava.
July 04, 12:11pm

I did it
I did it. Henry's Tarptent method, went to Lowes this morning, GE Silicone II and some pain thinner. A cold front has swept thru North Texas and the temps have been in the high 80's for t...

In GEAR » Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?
July 02, 2:16pm

Crank Bros
How were the Crank Bros pedals? Last year at Moab my Deore pedals were causing me some funny to see but painful wipeouts. I had to re-tighten them every 30 minutes or so. This was over some bruta...

In Gear Lists » Plains/desert in the fall/winter bikepacking list
July 02, 2:08pm

Insulation Squishing
As long as your feet are not compressing the insulation you will be fine, if your feet are pressing on the outer fabrics then its to short.

In GEAR » ZPacks sleeping bag sizing question
July 02, 9:44am

All Reader Reviews by Christopher Chupka

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Every emailed question was answered within hours. UPS shipping is free over $50. When I questioned whether an item that I ordered would be to my residence on my time schedule, they shipped it via US...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 01, 9:56pm

Rab Summit 300 1/2 Zip
I give the bag 4 stars only due to its weight of 28 ounces for a 28 degree bag. The Pertex Microlght lining is very soft and not clammy feeling at all. The Pertex Endurance outer is extremely we...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 10, 8:51pm