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Christopher * (cfrey.0) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale US East Coast
About Me Born in Philly. Family from the Smokies. I've been lost in the Scottish highlands and alone in the damp swamps of Botswana.

PCT: (class of 2012) NOBO to Canada
CDT/GDMBR: (class of 2012) SOBO back to Mexico
AT: Section hiking since I was a kid
CityPhiladelphia (mostly)
StatePA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Christopher *

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Re: Dan
I think an interesting point that Dan makes here is that there is a VERY fine line on BPL between who is a manufacturer and who is the "people". How would you discriminate without eff...

In GEAR » Gear Talk
January 11, 10:41am

Re: MYOG frustrations
Ha! I love this photo. I can totally visualize your little niece shooting you with a cold hard stare from across the room while you try to live up to your family reputation as the man who knows ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG frustrations
January 05, 8:26pm

Eastern Box
I have not seen any posts about the Eastern box for a while. Is it still on the move? Cheers.

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
January 01, 10:02pm

Retracted
----RETRACTED---- I was upset that Roger dismissed me with the word "stupid" early on in this thread. I made a "pissy-pants" comment here. Considering I have personal...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 29, 3:59pm

Tyler Durden
Apparently Jerry is not a member of the club.

In Chaff » Carbon Fiber for Christmas!
December 25, 10:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
"That 'someone we hiked with' is a total ignoramus - and a bit stupid to boot." Actually, he was a doctor who graciously helped quite a few hikers that year. Plantar Fasciti...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 25, 7:41am

Re: Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
On my thru hike my feet went from an 10.5US to about a 12US. Someone we hiked with mentioned that it was a result of a partial collapse of the arch from repetitive stress, but I don't know if t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 22, 11:57pm

Re: 30* quilt for April NoBo start on AT. Doable or just stupid?
Slightly different scenario, but I did the PCT with an April start and a 40 degree quilt ... I ran out of money and decided to roll the dice. Despite a low snow year, I had snow at both borders...

In GEAR » 30* quilt for April NoBo start on AT. Doable or just stupid?
December 19, 10:10pm

@Just Justin
Justin, About 2 years ago I order from DIY supply a ripstop SilNylon with a metalized reflective layer on one side that was intended to reflect heat. It was a 30D with DWR and reflective coating...

In GEAR » Stove jack placement in a 9x9 mid
December 18, 9:29am

Re: Looking for a merino T-shirt field tester
I'm planning out my base layers for a 5 week January start bike tour down the Atlantic coast and into the ACA Southern Tier route. I generally use Ibex. I'm pretty particular about what...

In GEAR » Looking for a merino T-shirt field tester
December 12, 2:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Christopher *

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LukesUltralight SilNylon Rain Shell
Luke does really nice work, including making the 7D rain shells for Ruta Locura. The SilNylon shell he sells on his site is studier than 7D, but still comes in at a respectable weight. Pit zips? Yes. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 30, 4:30pm