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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
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All Forum Posts by Christopher *

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Re: That dingy motel room ...
Ha! Brian nailed it. There is a quixotic laziness that descends as soon as you reach civilization. You may actually find showers stop being as important as you think they will be. There is sort ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
February 06, 5:10pm

Along the PCT there were many establishments that would let you take just a shower or just do laundry for a small fee, a la carte style. There are even coin operated showers (Crater Lake for exampl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
February 06, 6:04am

Re: Re: skyscape
I might be stepping on a landmine here because I'm not sure where the flame is but ... I have a heavier weight CT5K.18 cuben floor and it leaks like a sieve. It has tiny pin holes from noth...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 05, 10:08pm

Re: Re: Katabatic Gear Grenadier
In case it wasn't obvious from the description online, Aaron from Katabatic had mentioned that the main difference between the Blackwelder and new Genadier is that the Grenadier employs continu...

In GEAR » Katabaticgear Grenadier
February 05, 7:11pm

Re: bikepacking without panniers
I have a custom set-up from Porcelain Rocket that I love. It was made for my 29er, but my 29er's frame geometry is similar to a road bike and I run drops. I went with a full frame bag with t...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
February 04, 11:13am

Re: Local natives used cattail down
"Hundreds of baby spiders hatched inside" Belongs in the "horror story" thread. I know I'm going to have nightmares anyway.

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative materials
January 29, 6:15pm

Re: New Pack
"...we need to do something different..." I don't really see this as different or new. The design looks very similar to the Mountain Hardware SummitRocket 20 vest-pack, but with ad...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
January 29, 9:52am

Re: REI Tents
Ohhh ... and dual side access too.

In GEAR » New REI Quarter Dome Tents
January 28, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: New Fabric?
Thanks Henry, I got thrown by the prolific use of the word "new". I didn't realize the context was new to this decade. Thanks again.

In GEAR » Can anyone do a weigh in on a contrail and a chrome dome?
January 28, 10:46am

Re: New Fabric?
Whoa. I was getting ready to pull the trigger on a new Tarptent Rainbow, but I had not come across mention of them having switched to a new fabric. That gives me pause considering all the previ...

In GEAR » Can anyone do a weigh in on a contrail and a chrome dome?
January 28, 9:29am

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