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Skip Booth (the1skipper) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southeast
About Me I live in Raleigh, NC and do most of my backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC and Virginia. I started backpacking in my mid-20s and I've been doing it off and on for the past 15 years since. Nowadays I typically do weekend trips with my kids. I started out looking to drop weight since I was carrying for myself and the kids. Now that they are older I'm back to mostly carrying for myself and I've managed to get my base weight down to around 10 lbs without sacrificing any comfort.
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All Forum Posts by Skip Booth

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In Gear Swap » FS: REI Taj 3 Tent
March 11, 9:49pm

SOLD: REI Taj 3 Tent
Asking $110 including shipping CONUS. Trying to clear the closet out of stuff I don't use anymore (and make room for some new stuff :)). While not lightweight by any means, this is a great ...

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Taj 3 Tent
March 08, 9:43pm

FS: Osprey Aether 70
Size Large, color Green. Asking $150, CONUS. I love this pack but it's just not being used anymore since I downsized to a smaller, lighter pack. This pack has been used on 7 weekend trips ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Osprey Aether 70
March 08, 9:32am

Re: FS: BPL Quilt, Titanium Mug, Bear Vault 450
Kendall - PM sent on the SP 600. Thanks, -Skip

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Quilt, Titanium Mug, Bear Vault 450
September 21, 8:46pm

Re: Circuit
In fairness I haven't done this very often, but on a couple of occasions I've used my Circuit for day hikes from a base camp. I'm typically carry lunch, snacks, water and raingear for ...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit vs. ULA Ohm (Help me decide!)
September 13, 11:34am

Re: Snowpeak 600 lids are here!
Jason, please put me in line for a SP 900 lid. Thanks, -Skip

In Gear Deals » Snowpeak 600 lids are here!
September 10, 2:56pm

Re: RE: Tarp
All I can say is that I was not happy with the coverage of the JRB 8x8 with my ENO hammock (10' long) but it works really well with my Speer hammock (9' long). Here's a pic of the ...

In GEAR » Tarp for Hammock backpacking
August 29, 8:04pm

Re: Re: Tarp
Warren, JRB stocks all of their stuff. Every time I've ordered from them I've received my goods within 3 days. It helps that I live in NC and they are located in VA. Still in talking wit...

In GEAR » Tarp for Hammock backpacking
August 29, 6:13pm

Re: Tarp for Hammock backpacking
I have the Jacks R Better 10x11 tarp and I really like this. It a few ounces more but gives great coverage with lots of setup options, including go to the ground options if you had to. I love bei...

In GEAR » Tarp for Hammock backpacking
August 29, 3:17pm

Re: Skivvorama
Fair enough - I'll give it a try. Any opinion on how Merino performs here versus synthetics? I love how Merino doesn't carry odors but it does take a little more time to dry out.

In GEAR » Skivvies
August 19, 9:34pm

All Reader Reviews by Skip Booth

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ULA Circuit
Over the past couple of years I've been striving to drop my base weight by gradually replacing my gear with lighter versions, while at the same time trying to find the right balance of comfort and...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 12, 9:17pm