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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: 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

Re: Re: Help me leave the office for an "outdoor" job
Weight gain is more tied to diet than exercise. You can be mostly sedentary and not gain weight IF you eat properly.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me leave the office for an "outdoor" job
September 05, 5:54am

Re: RAB Momentum replacement
The Myriad is 14 oz (L) in NeoShell. Everything in the Autumn/Winter 2013 catalog made of eVent is midweight or heavyweight.

In GEAR » RAB Momentum replacement
September 04, 7:46am

Re: Whitewater helmets
Up to about Class 3 is pretty easy in a packraft (Alpacka), assuming you've paddled in water before. Above that skill starts to come in. For a helmet, I went with the Kong Scarab primarily b...

In Packrafting » Whitewater helmets
August 26, 9:25am

FS: Alpacka Alpaca Packraft w Sawyer paddle
Both are SOLD.

In Gear Swap » FS: (2) Alpacka Alpaca's
August 22, 4:54am

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