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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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Re: Re: Functional strength
"There is no perfect one-size-fits-all way to train." +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
October 03, 6:13am

Re: Aha!
The Clymb still has the Sastrugi in all sizes and several colors for $225 + shipping.

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 03, 4:31am

Re: Re: Re: Bruising and sloshing
Thanks for the insider feedback Peter. I was initially interested in the SJ vest as well as yours but read about sizing issues since the side compression isn't there. I don't have a thick c...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
October 02, 9:19am

Re: aerobics vs weight training for hiking
I probably wasn't. I do have abs though, and look more like the sprinter than the marathoner you posted, despite doing long slowish runs on the weekends. Interesting thing I've been tryi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
October 01, 5:49pm

Re: aerobics vs weight training for hiking
I think it depends on what/where you run. If you run the trails (or similar ones at least) you'll be hiking/backpacking the latter will undoubtedly become easier. If you run flat roads all the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
October 01, 5:23pm

Bruising and sloshing
Mike - no idea what you look like under clothes. I'm about 6% bf @ 135 lbs 28" waist 38" chest. I maintain my upper body in addition to running and no padding there makes for easier b...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
October 01, 5:00am

AK Pack
FWIW - I purchased one of these recently and have used it on 3 20-22 mile runs. I love it without the bottles in the front and have carried one in my hand and one in the back for the 20 milers. I w...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
September 30, 6:52pm

Re: Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review
I have no experience with the Lone Peak 1.5, but am currently using the Superior which is less shoe and will be doing a review on another site. Over the past month I've put 131 mixed miles o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review
September 18, 8:11am

Re: Rab Momentum is now the Newton
That Newton might be here for Autumn/Winter 2014, so if you want to wait a year... Spring/Summer 2014 will add: Men's Atmos - 12D Pertex Shield+ 3L - 11oz (minimalist) Men's/Women...

In GEAR » RAB Momentum replacement
September 06, 11:49am

Re: 2014 Products
Rab has no new eVent items in their Spring/Summer 2014 press kit. They do have some 3L Pertex Shield+ items FWIW.

In GEAR » RAB Momentum replacement
September 06, 7:26am

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