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Christopher Chupka (FatTexan) - BPL Premium Member

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State High Points: TX, NM
Fourteeners: Wetterhorn, Uncompaghre, Windom, Sneffels, Redcloud, Sunshine, Handies, Grays, Torreys, Pikes, Humboldt, Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, Shavano, Tabeguache, San Luis, Bross, Lincoln, Democrat, Cameron.
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All Forum Posts by Christopher Chupka

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Racing a Storm
Remember it's not fun racing a storm with a pack on trying to get over a pass. I've been chased off 14'ers before, not seeing a storm til I'm up on top.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Maroon Bells Loop Weather Question
July 02, 8:41am

Sawtooths Gear List July 6-13
Alright let me have it. I'm still debating on the FF pillow but tis so nice to sleep on. The OR soft shell is my Windshirt and to help with Mosquitos, I can wear it when it's a little warm...

In Gear Lists » Sawtooths Gear List July 6-13
July 01, 5:48pm

Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?
Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters? I guess I'm partially asking out of laziness and also not wanting to make a mess of my new Oware mid.

In GEAR » Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?
July 01, 11:17am

Oware
As of last week Oware had a couple 8by8 mids in stock, you could check with them.

In Gear Swap » WTB: trailstar, duo mid or speedmid
June 30, 9:43pm

Scarpa Epic
http://m.zappos.com/scarpa-epic?zfcTest=fcl%3A0 I love these shoes, sort of a mix between a trail running shoe and an approach shoe. They remind me of my beloved worn out Montrail Hardrocks. I...

In GEAR » don't want trail runners
June 29, 11:37am

OR Helium II
Just got my Helium II in the mail. I got an XL, usually wear a large but the XL IS A pretty good fit. I'm 6 foot, 195lbs, 44" chest. I think the large may have been a little small, espe...

In GEAR » Shell-Rain Jacket UL/SUL recommendations
June 27, 2:59pm

Feathered Friends Sale
http://featheredfriends.com/index.php/4july-sale 20% off any one full priced item.

In Gear Deals » Feathered Friends Sale
June 27, 10:41am

Basic Training
Quite a few of us suffered the "numb toe syndrome" in basic training. Went from comfy running shoes to all leather black speed lace boots. I bet it was 6 months after basic before my to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Developing foot problems - take care with your footwear
June 26, 2:28pm

Dave at Oware
Dave at Oware had an 8by8 Pyramid in stock, so I'm good to go now. Thanks

In Gear Swap » WTB Smallish Pyramid Shelter, 8*8 Oware, Speedmid, Solomid, Duomid
June 25, 2:22pm

Good Thing
Teach them there are certain things that are unpredictable, but that you can be prepared for and so mitigate. A little paranoia is a good thing. Sleeping in Grizzly country is a lot better life e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Am I being responsible?
June 25, 2:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Christopher Chupka

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gearExpress.com gearExpress.com
Every emailed question was answered within hours. UPS shipping is free over $50. When I questioned whether an item that I ordered would be to my residence on my time schedule, they shipped it via US...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 01, 9:56pm

Rab Summit 300 1/2 Zip
I give the bag 4 stars only due to its weight of 28 ounces for a 28 degree bag. The Pertex Microlght lining is very soft and not clammy feeling at all. The Pertex Endurance outer is extremely we...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 10, 8:51pm