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Skip Booth (the1skipper) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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Re: WTB ULA Circuit
Aaron, have you tried contacting Mount Rogers Outfitters? I purchased my ULA Circuit from them in the Spring of this year and they shipped it to me the same day. I'm not sure how much stock t...

In Gear Swap » WTB: 2009 ULA Circuit Size: Medium
August 13, 8:50am

Re: Cheap Merino Wool
I just got 2 of Backcountry's Merino Wool t-shirts. There's a coupon posted on the gear deal forum, basically 50% any Backcountry branded apparel. This made the cost per shirt around $22 ...

In GEAR » Cheap Merino Wool
August 01, 4:43pm

Re: Rainshadow for 2 people?
I use my Rainshadow all the time with just 2 people. It's super roomy and I can pull all of the extra gear into the tent. There's plenty of room for three on the occasion that I have both...

In GEAR » Rainshadow for 2 people?
July 30, 8:36pm

Re: Which sealant to apply to BA pad to prevent slippage?
I have this same issue with my BA pad and my Tarptent, even after painting some stripes on the floor. It drives me crazy camping w/ my kids as I have to wake up at all hours of the night and drag ...

In GEAR » Which sealant to apply to BA pad to prevent slippage?
July 27, 8:14pm

Re: Hubba-Hubba space vs the TT Cloudburst and Rainshadow 2
I completely concur with Sharon's points above. I currently own a TT Rainshadow 2 and my previous tent was a MSR Zoid 2. I experience no more condensation with the Rainshadow than previous do...

In GEAR » 2-person tent recommendations
June 04, 12:29pm

Re: Starlites, Circuits and Mariposa Pluses....oh my!
I just went through a similar decision and I decided to go with the ULA Circuit. The main factor for me was the built in back padding + the carbon fiber/delrin hoop frame. Since I use a Big Agnes...

In GEAR » Starlites, Circuits and Mariposa Pluses....oh my!
May 30, 1:10pm

Re: Double Rainbow?
I would think so - with the floors extended the length is 96". Even in the bathtub configuration the floors are 88". The nice thing about the Squall/Rainshadow tarptent designs though i...

In GEAR » tent for really tall newbie
May 16, 9:09am

tent for really tall newbie
I'm 6'7" and I have plenty of room in my Shires Rainshadow 2 Tarptent. This is a 3 person tent which works great for me and my 2 kids on family backpacking trips. I can't say eno...

In GEAR » tent for really tall newbie
May 15, 9:33pm

FS: MSR Zoid 2 Tent
As of now it is still available. Please PM me any questions you might have as well as your email address and we can work out the details.

In Gear Swap » FS: MSR Zoid 2 Tent
May 05, 10:19pm

FS: MSR Zoid 2 Tent
Bump - dropping the price to $95 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS: MSR Zoid 2 Tent
May 05, 9:41am

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