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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: Re: Bear Bag Line Launcher
"It's a single use item." Uni-taskers need some serious justification and a lack of viable alternatives to pass the muster, particularly on a forum dedicated to reducing the volume...

In GEAR » Bear Bag Line Launcher: Would you use one?
October 27, 1:20pm

Re: Re: Don't irritate your hero
"There's a lesson in here somewhere." How about: "Always build your castle on top of the mountain"

In Chaff » Don't irritate your hero
October 23, 6:31pm

Re: Post Hike Checklist Contest
Post Hiking Checklist: 1.) Give bag to Mom. 2.) Done.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post Hike Checklist Contest
October 22, 2:52pm

Re: Re: Lukes Ultralite now using eVent
I don't know for certain this still holds true, but when I purchased my rain gear from Luke a couple years ago, it was all customizable in true "cottage" fashion. Based on my admitted...

In GEAR » Lukes Ultralite now using eVent
October 22, 9:12am

Re: thanks
Hey Eli. I did the PCT in 2012. I started with a couple bladders, but be warned the desert tore them up within the first week and I was being very gentle. Lots of thorns and sharp things in t...

In GEAR » Geigerrig and Sawyer Mini, using inline
October 20, 7:54pm

Re: Titanium Straw
"It was an arms race of sorts." Well I guess when he hid the $30 dollar straw he tricked you into buying, he kinda became the winner of that race.

In GEAR » Titanium toothbrush!!!
October 18, 1:38am

Re: best pillow is no pillow
Not to be contrarian, but having extra down and clothing in your kit isn't exactly UL. Doesn't mean it's not smart to have extra/redundant gear but I never seem to have extra clothi...

In GEAR » Best pillow for stomach sleepers?
October 06, 9:31am

Re: Re: Katabatic backbacks
"One feature that I'm not excited by though is the compression-strap-over-the-pocket... always found that counter intuitive." Based solely on the below picture, it looks like the l...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
October 04, 1:16pm

More info
Aaron provided a bit more detail about the construction of the Helios model. I'm a bit surprised by some of the details, but Aaron has demonstrated an ability to provide incomparable qualit...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
October 03, 4:27pm

Katabatic backbacks
Just saw this and thought I'd share. After several seasons of use I still marvel at the quality of my quilt, so I thought this was interesting at first blush. Katabatic backpacks http://k...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
October 03, 2:23pm

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