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Skip Booth (the1skipper) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I live in Raleigh, NC and do most of my backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC and Virginia. I started backpacking in my mid-20s and I've been doing it off and on for the past 15 years since. Nowadays I typically do weekend trips with my kids. I started out looking to drop weight since I was carrying for myself and the kids. Now that they are older I'm back to mostly carrying for myself and I've managed to get my base weight down to around 10 lbs without sacrificing any comfort.
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All Forum Posts by Skip Booth

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Re: FS RocLite 390 GTX size 11.5
Jack, I'll take these for $60 if they are still available. I've sent you a PM with my contact information. Thanks! -Skip

In Gear Swap » FS RocLite 390 GTX size 11.5
June 19, 10:39pm

Re: Roclite 390s
Joshua - I'm interested in the Roclite 390s. I sent you a PM with more a couple of questions and my email address. Thanks, -Skip

In Gear Swap » Some good stuff for sale
June 19, 10:35pm

Re: WM Caribou MF Sleeping bag, is it any good
I love my WM Caribou bag. Great construction, super roomy and very lightweight. I think the 35 deg rating is about right. I've never been cold in this bag but then again I use a 20 deg bag i...

In GEAR » WM Caribou MF Sleeping bag, is it any good
May 17, 8:19am

Re: Merino layers vs fluffy jackets
In temps of 30-40 degrees, I personally go with a lightweight icebreaker (typically short sleeve, 150 weight) with a Montbell Thermawrap jacket and my shell for keeping the wind out and my heat in....

In GEAR » Merino layers vs fluffy jackets
May 02, 6:46am

Re: TT--Rainshadow 2--Set Up
Jay, I own the Rainshadow 2 as well and have been very happy with the tent. As to tips/tricks, I'll be honest setup of this tent is about as easy as it gets. The bathtub floor clips ar...

In GEAR » TT-- Rainshadow 2-- Set Up
April 19, 11:37pm

Re: ULA pack question
I have the ULA Circuit and Conduit and I typically just stuff my platypus reservoirs into the front pocket. That way they are easy to get to for refills. TBH the internal sleeve was just a pain t...

In GEAR » ULA pack question
April 06, 4:57pm

Re: Tarp for Hammock
Peter I have three different tarps for my hammock setups (me and the kids). I have the JRB 11x10 tarp, the JRB 8x8, and a Speer Hammocks 10x8 tarp. I can tell you that the Jacks customer service ...

In GEAR » Tarp for Hammock
April 06, 6:54am

Re: TopoMapsApp for iPhone
There's a spring before you get to Shining Rock on the Dog Loser Knob side. The spring starts at Beech Spring Gap. It ultimately feeds into the North Prong, but it starts mighty, mighty slow ...

In GEAR » TopoMapsApp for iPhone
April 04, 2:39pm

TopoMapsApp for iPhone
I did a quick search and I didn't find any threads on this particular app so I decided to start one. I was headed out to Shining Rock Wilderness area in NC this past weekend for a quick 12-m...

In GEAR » TopoMapsApp for iPhone
April 04, 9:19am

Re: Re: FS: Osprey Aether 70
Randy, I sent you a PM response but I'll answer here as well in case anyone else is interested. My Aether 70 is a size large torso. The hipbelt fit me perfect right from the start so I neve...

In Gear Swap » FS: Osprey Aether 70
March 25, 8:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Skip Booth

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ULA Circuit
Over the past couple of years I've been striving to drop my base weight by gradually replacing my gear with lighter versions, while at the same time trying to find the right balance of comfort and...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 12, 9:17pm