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Chris Bell (Hobbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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

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All Forum Posts by Chris Bell

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SOLD - Golite Ultra 20 Long quilt - 2012
SOLD Golite Ultra 20 Long quilt I purchased new in 2012. Comes with storage / stuff sacks and the back straps. My scales show the quilt to be about 27 oz in weight. 14 oz of 800 fill. Used i...

In Gear Swap » Golite Ultra 20 Long quilt - 2012
March 24, 11:52am

SMD Gatewood Cape Bargian Bin
FYI Six Moon Designs has the Gatewood Cape in the Bargian Bin section. $115 No selection on color, you get whatever they send you.

In Gear Deals » SMD Gatewood Cape Bargian Bin
March 23, 4:48pm

Looks like the 2012 version in the photo. I'd like to purchase if it is. Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: BA Copper Spur UL1 Tent
March 01, 3:51am

NetTent 2008
The NetTent is the 2008 version not the 2011. Items are still available.

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Gatewood Cap and Serenity nettent
February 23, 9:45am

Net tent version?
If this has the latest version of the net tent I will take the it. Please contact me via Thanks Chris

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Gatewood Cap and Serenity nettent
February 21, 7:53pm

Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Filter
I'll take the water filter. Thanks

In Gear Swap » TT Contrail, Golite Shangri La 2, stove, H20 filter
February 08, 3:38am

PM Sent
I'll give one more 2 person tent a try. Mrs Bell might actually spend a night in the scary woods this year. PM sent. Chris

In Gear Swap » FS Sixmoons Design Lunar Duo
February 03, 5:54am

SOLD Tarptent Double Rainbow
SOLD Tarptent Double Rainbow. The wife is a confirmed day hiker only. I repeat... sigh... Purchased used in January 2012. It is identical in features to the one in the set up video at the t...

In Gear Swap » FS Tarptent Double Rainbow
January 07, 5:33pm

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 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

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