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Chris Bell (Hobbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale PA Wilds
About Me I am 53 and have been 4 season backpacking since a teenager. As I age I've had to lighten up the pack to keep my milage up. Typically I hike about 15 miles a day. Presently I carry about 8 lbs base weight and my hips and knees are happy. Many THANKS to this site to discover ways to drop the weight. There are numerous trails close to home, Suquehannock Trail System STS, and often backpack the weekends right after work on Friday. Chris aka Hobbit
CityShinglehouse
StatePennsylvania
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Chris Bell

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SOLD Classic Ti Tri + Inferno + Evernew 900 ml Mug Pot
SOLD Trail Designs Classic Ti Tri with cone, 12-10 stove, esbit gramcracker stove, two ti stakes, fuel bottle and caddy. Includes the Inferno accessory, single piece ti floor, Evernew 900...

In Gear Swap » FS Classic Ti Tri + Inferno + Evernew 900 ml Mug Pot
October 10, 8:19pm

SOLD
SOLD SOLD SOLD Thanks for all the interest! blue Zpacks Hexamid Solo tent with cuben ground sheet, cuben stake sack & 8 Lawson Ti Hook stakes. Weight is about 15.5 oz total in stuff sa...

In Gear Swap » FS Zpacks Hexamid Solo tent ground sheet & stakes
October 08, 1:06pm

Still Available
Minimalist 1 still for sale.

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks 8 X 10 tarp & Bearpaw Minimalist 1 bug bivy
September 26, 3:54am

email
Lynn You are not set up for personal messages here so please contact me direct at cabell@frontiernet.net email for purchase info. Thanks Chris

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Lunar Solo E
September 17, 6:54am

E version and stretch lines
Lyle I am not sure about all the differences but the first Lunar Solo tent had velcro to close the vestibule and the E or Enhanced version has a zippered front. The cut of the tent panels was c...

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Lunar Solo E
September 16, 7:50pm

Shipping & Canada
No problem to ship to Canada but contact me via the email cabell@frontiernet.net for shipping methods available that you prefer and any possible differences in rates I have allowed for in my listed...

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Lunar Solo E
September 16, 6:16pm

No longer available.
No longer available. Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Pro Poncho in very good shape. Set up in back yard to check out various pitching options. No lines provided.

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Slinylon Pro Poncho
September 16, 5:40pm

SOLD
Sold Six Moons Designs Lunar Solo E – green color seam sealed lighter weight floor 24 oz in sack on my scale. Some stretching here and there on the bug netting. Some Pennsylvania dirt on the ...

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Lunar Solo E
September 16, 5:15pm

Equinox Full Moon Chaps
I've used Equinox Full Moon Chaps for several years now. They have held up very well on trail or cross country brushy hiking. About 3 oz in weight.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL rain pants/chaps (not skirts)
June 25, 3:34am

PM Sent
I'll take it if its still available. This will work fine for my youngest son who is always borrowing my other gear

In Gear Swap » FSLIC: SMD Scout
June 11, 5:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Chris Bell

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Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Great comfort when inflated somewhat soggy - about 10 puffs of air. The air channels are fairly pronounced "rounded" and you may be distracted by the feel of the "valleys" in betw...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 6:35pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
This is the warmest pad I have. I've slept plenty warm down into the 10 - 15 deg F range. Durable - I've used it directly on frozen ground without issues but certainly would not recommend it...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 6:01pm

GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
I’ve been using a Golite Ether Wind Shirt since Fall 2007 mainly for wind protection and shedding rain/snow from my inner layer of 200 wt fleece. I’ve discovered this winter, when hiking, I can stay ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 29, 7:42pm