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Jamie Shortt (jshortt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Carolina
About Me I grew up in VA exploring and camping the woods around my house. As a teen in the 80's I learned how to backpack by reading books. Back then my pack weight was a respectable 27 lbs and I hit the woods every chance I got. Once adult life took over it was rare to take an overnighter. I faced several challenges during my middle age life and turned to the outdoors to restore me. As my knowledge and skills advanced, my base weight dropped to below 5 lbs. With this came a freedom that I had never experienced before.
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Re: Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
"What were these skills? I have been backpacking on and off for over thirty years, but am always keen to learn." Jason, I fully agree with what John says about skills. I can list some ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
May 24, 9:13pm

Re: The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
Well done Ryan Jordan well done! This is an absolutely brilliant piece of work. You will never know how much you have inspired me at a time when I truly needed inspiration and what a debt I owe ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
May 24, 7:09pm

Re: Which quilt for late May GSMNP?
Joey, There is a possibility that I may be hiking in the Smokies/high elevation NC late in May/early June. I have quilts in much the same range as yours (20 degree and one summer one, both MYOG). ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Which quilt for late May GSMNP?
May 19, 2:29pm

Re: Can't see it being a stray dog
Rocco, Its an interesting track, but being somewhat familiar with the area my guess is coyote or dog as well. I've camped not too far from that area and spent a night (solo) listening to a pack...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me go Solo!
May 19, 1:55pm

Re: How are Montrails sized?
I'm on my 5th pair of masochists. I love these shoes. I wear a street size 10, but have settled on a size 11 for masochists. I wouldn't say they run small like Nike, but I prefer to have a ...

In GEAR » How are Montrails sized?
May 15, 7:59pm

Re: Re: The SUL Mindset
I'm extremely excited to see a series on SUL. I really like this first article and want to see more. I particularly connected with the statement "I get far more personal satisfaction about...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset
May 11, 4:05pm

Re: First lightweight kit - some feedback wanted
Theodor, Looks like a real solid list to me. Pants...I too am a fan of good zip offs. I love the REI Saharas, not sure about the newer ones that zip all the way up, I like the previous model mys...

In Gear Lists » First lightweight kit - some feedback wanted
March 02, 5:52am

Re: your body build
I am 5'9+1/2" tall, weigh about 160 lbs, my neck is 16" and sleeve length is 34". I measure my chest at 41". The neck fits great as do the sleeves. There is more room is the...

In Gear Swap » FS: Fugu Down Jacket - Large, Green
February 03, 12:49pm

FS: Fugu Down Jacket - Large, Green
FUGU IS SOLD I have a rare Fugu down jacket for sale. Your probably already know if this is a jacket for you. I bought it back several years ago when these things were last available. I am convi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Fugu Down Jacket - Large, Green
February 03, 11:41am

Re: Trapezoid Tarp - design, beaks, and size
Tyler, I'm about 20 miles outside of Raleigh, I'm a Hokie, but living near NC State lets me route for the Pack so I was happy with last nights win. As Newton said, he credited the first ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 27, 5:54am

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