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Christopher * (cfrey.0) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale US East Coast
About Me Born in Philly. Family from the Smokies. I've been lost in the Scottish highlands and alone in the damp swamps of Botswana.

PCT: (class of 2012) NOBO to Canada
CDT/GDMBR: (class of 2012) SOBO back to Mexico
AT: Section hiking since I was a kid
CityPhiladelphia (mostly)

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All Forum Posts by Christopher *

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Re: Try Oxi-Clean
I actually listened to that Fresh-Air episode! It was such a strange topic I was mesmerized. She also mentioned the use of a meat tenderizer to break down set protein stains/odors. Based on what...

In GEAR » exped ul stench
April 17, 2:26pm

Re: Katabatic: Advice on best fit for 5' 7"? Small, Reg or Reg Wide?
I am 6 feet tall 165 pounds and have a long wide Chisos. Obviously I am not a good physical analog to your situation, but I considered 2 points that I think carry over to all shapes and sizes: I...

In GEAR » Katabatic: Advice on best fit for 5' 7"? Small, Reg or Reg Wide?
April 14, 9:53am

Re: Hiking with ostomy issues
I have been indirectly dealing with this with a family member since December. He lost his entire ascending colon and now has an end illeostomy. Biggest thing you need to know in the early stage...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with ostomy issues
April 12, 9:09pm

Re: making an innernet for my duomid...
Off-piste, but did you try searching from here (link below)? http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/search? Good luck.

In Make Your Own Gear » making an innernet for my duomid...
April 12, 2:55pm

Re: Polygiene: A Stand Up Company
Made me think of this thread: "The makeup, sunscreen and clothing and that you wear every single day could possibly be damaging your DNA, according to a new study from MIT. Nanoparticles ...

In GEAR » Polygiene: A Stand Up Company
April 10, 1:29pm

Greg Mihalik to the rescue
Greg Mihalik, bless his soul, posted a link in here on another thread that I use all the time. The link takes you here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/search? ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Search-ability on BPL has been compromized - Why? and why no announcement?
February 06, 9:29pm

Re: That dingy motel room ...
Ha! Brian nailed it. There is a quixotic laziness that descends as soon as you reach civilization. You may actually find showers stop being as important as you think they will be. There is sort ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
February 06, 5:10pm

Along the PCT there were many establishments that would let you take just a shower or just do laundry for a small fee, a la carte style. There are even coin operated showers (Crater Lake for exampl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
February 06, 6:04am

Re: Re: skyscape
I might be stepping on a landmine here because I'm not sure where the flame is but ... I have a heavier weight CT5K.18 cuben floor and it leaks like a sieve. It has tiny pin holes from noth...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 05, 10:08pm

Re: Re: Katabatic Gear Grenadier
In case it wasn't obvious from the description online, Aaron from Katabatic had mentioned that the main difference between the Blackwelder and new Genadier is that the Grenadier employs continu...

In GEAR » Katabaticgear Grenadier
February 05, 7:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Christopher *

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LukesUltralight SilNylon Rain Shell
Luke does really nice work, including making the 7D rain shells for Ruta Locura. The SilNylon shell he sells on his site is studier than 7D, but still comes in at a respectable weight. Pit zips? Yes. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 30, 4:30pm