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Chad Poindexter (Stick) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Wet & Humid Southeast....
About Me I have been backpacking a little over 3 years now, but in that time I have logged a number of trail miles and went through a lot of gear trying to find my sweet spot. Now, thanks to cuben fiber, alcohol stoves, down and of course a better understanding, my TPW has severly dropped! My cold weather BPW is 9 - 10 lbs and my warm weather BPW is 5 - 6 lbs.
About 95% of the time I hike with family or friends and in the SouthEastern states. My favorites places to get away are anywhere along the AT as well as in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Re: SMD Swift. Anyone have experience...
I have the '11 model and bought the stay and wing belt to go with it. I typically use a NeoAir, which is why I got the stay. However, once I received it, I found that the stay was way too tall ...

In GEAR » SMD Swift. Anyone have experience...
August 18, 3:40pm

Re: SMD Haven for 2 or Lunar Duo
I have the Lunar Duo and my wife and I fit great inside it and we like it (I am 5'10" and 200 pounds, she is 5'2" and 90 pounds). I have only used it about 5 times though with bot...

In GEAR » SMD Haven for 2 or Lunar Duo
August 16, 4:58pm

Re: overbuilt
Hey Konrad, I saw that same video of the truck running over the Camelbak and thought the same thing, so I ordered one off of Amazon. Now, I don't carry it anymore, but I have kept it to loan ou...

In GEAR » Why are Platypus hydration bladders to popular here?
August 15, 9:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Why are Platypus hydration bladders to popular here?
+ 1 Bob. I used to use a 100 oz Camelbak bladder and then I realized that it was way heavy before adding water! I bought a Nalgene Cantene and it is fine, but with the wide mouth it doesn't...

In GEAR » Why are Platypus hydration bladders to popular here?
August 15, 6:04pm

Wallet received!
The postal lady just knocked on my door and I signed for the wallet. it is just like what I wanted. Thanks Jason for the awesome wallet!

In Gear Deals » *** Wa-ben (Cuben Wallet) free shipping ***
August 13, 1:54pm

GG LT4 O Ring
Hey check out this post over on Brian's Backpacking Blog for a close up shot of the O-Ring on the poles as well as a little talk about it too... http://www.briangreen.net/2011/07/tarp-bivy-c...

In GEAR » GG LT4's users: O-rings for Lightrek™ 4 Trekking Poles
August 08, 10:14pm

Plastizote vs Evazote
[QUOTE]Plastazote® Foam Plastazote foam is a closed cell cross-linked polyethylene foam available in a wide range of polymer combinations. These combinations allow the material to exhibit differe...

In GEAR » Lightest foam torso-3/4 length pad with r value of 2+
August 04, 4:49pm

Re: Re: Sea to Summit
Another + 1 to the S2S head net. I am happy with mine and it only weighs in at 0.7 oz without the stuff sack.

In GEAR » Best mosquito headnet
August 02, 8:39pm

BR Hat
I agree! Even though I have not had mine long, I am still quite happy with my Original BRG down hat. Although to be completely fair, I have not had the opportunity to use it in cold weather yet...b...

In GEAR » Review: Black Rock Gear "Hadron" Down Hat
August 02, 7:33pm

UL Shells
Wow, 1.8 oz! That thing is light. I like the Montane Slipstream Smock' hood and the front zippered pocket for about an oz more. I actually just got my NF Verto in yesterday. The size L weighs i...

In GEAR » Ultralight shells
August 02, 4:19pm

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