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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: 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

Re: loft
Can I take that original 2.45 clo/inch for Polarguard Delta and have it mean anything at this point, or are those numbers only relevant when new?

In GEAR » Synthetic degradation question
December 08, 11:49am

Re: The eyes have it
Mmmmm. Don't see it. Did you choose the wrong squares? EDIT: I'll be darned. It's the shadow. I see it now!

In Chaff » Do you believe me or your eyes?
December 08, 11:26am

Synthetic blues
Awwww man. Here I thought I had a mildly degraded zero degree bag in my closet. 35 degrees would be worse than my summer down quilt! I guess it's better to know now than freeze later ......

In GEAR » Synthetic degradation question
December 07, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Synthetic degradation question
Thanks Rick and Paul! I intend to wash the bag and see what happens. I'll be careful. Rick, I know the Polarguard Delta was supposed to be 2.45clo/inch loft when new. My bag presently is ...

In GEAR » Synthetic degradation question
December 07, 5:48pm

Re: re: life in synthetic bag
Thanks David. I live in downtown Philadelphia, so no backyard. My neighbors would likely call the cops if I set up camp on the sidewalk. I'll have to plan an actual field test with a "...

In GEAR » Synthetic degradation question
December 07, 4:06pm

Re: Re: Synthetic degradation question
Thanks Bob. I don't know what the original loft was (it is a TNF snowshoe) but I will definitely try the twisting. It has also never been washed, so I may give that a try. In recent yea...

In GEAR » Synthetic degradation question
December 07, 1:47pm

Re: Insulation
Thanks Max. Could you point me to the thread where it was discussed. I searched the forums, but I am not terribly skilled at using the BPL search function. Thanks! (Found it. Not really about ho...

In GEAR » Synthetic degradation question
December 07, 1:44pm

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