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Ken Charpie (kencharpie) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Oregon
About Me I started lightweight backpacking in 2009. I had some backpacking "experience" in the Army National Guard (Basic and Infantry school) that was definitely far from lightweight. I had no equipment to begin with, so I was excited to be able to start from scratch on my backcountry gear list.

My most up to date 3 season gear list is online:
My PDF Gear ListCentral Oregon Cascades and Coastal Range 2 to 3 days

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All Forum Posts by Ken Charpie

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Thanks for taking the time to write up your trip! My wife is due in January and we've been discussing summer hiking trips with the baby. It's encouraging to see others out doing the sam...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking: Baby on Board
November 12, 8:31pm

Follow up
Thank you all for your feedback on a bag... I ended up purchasing a Marmot Pounder Plus. The cold, wet Fall and Spring in the Cascade mountains, my relative inexperience, and cost were the main ...

In GEAR » Bag for a Newbie
November 04, 5:54am

Any further progress on design?
Thom, et al, I was wondering if there has been any recent progress on this project, especially from Thom on the design. I am considering this project for Fall/Spring hiking in the Oregon Cascad...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG: tyvek ground cover / bivy combo
November 04, 4:30am

Awesome write up!
Thanks for the write up! Looking forward to trying this and the previous write up on this site for the PCT method. Especially appreciate the video.

In Editor's Roundtable » Turbo Bear Bag Hanging
September 15, 1:51am

cost consideration
I should also have mentioned that I'm shooting for the $200-ish mark on the price range. Lower if at all possible.

In GEAR » Bag for a Newbie
May 10, 5:59am

Bag for a Newbie
I'm new to light/ultralight backpacking (and backpacking in general, really). I'm looking to put together my first set of gear and trying to keep my cost down. The hardest decision is c...

In GEAR » Bag for a Newbie
May 10, 5:50am

All Reader Reviews by Ken Charpie

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Driducks rainsuit
(The bulge in my jacket is the pants. This tu...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 24, 11:50am