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Chad Poindexter (Stick) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Wet & Humid Southeast....
About Me I have been backpacking a little over 3 years now, but in that time I have logged a number of trail miles and went through a lot of gear trying to find my sweet spot. Now, thanks to cuben fiber, alcohol stoves, down and of course a better understanding, my TPW has severly dropped! My cold weather BPW is 9 - 10 lbs and my warm weather BPW is 5 - 6 lbs.
About 95% of the time I hike with family or friends and in the SouthEastern states. My favorites places to get away are anywhere along the AT as well as in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Re: Clothes
I carry a light weight long sleeve Cap 2 crew shirt (5.8 oz in XL) to sleep in and to have just in case I may need it, although at this time of the year, I know I wont (but I still carry it). But l...

In GEAR » Sleeping clothes
June 03, 9:01pm

Re: Javan Dempsey
I was going to suggest this too. Although I do not have mine yet, I did place an order with him earlier this year and am awaiting it's arrival... All I hear though are great things about his qu...

In GEAR » Quilt Options
June 03, 6:52pm

Re: Ul summer shelter and quilt setup
You could look at The Summer Burrow Quilt from Hammock Gear. It uses 900 df and the regular weighs in at 14.5 oz for $199 and is rated at 35 F. However, you may could put in a call and talk to him ...

In GEAR » Ul summer shelter and quilt setup
May 31, 3:23pm

ZPacks Cuben Fiber Drysack Pack Liner
I recently had Joe at ZPacks make me a 18x36 dry sack pack liner out of 1.26 oz/sqyd cuben fiber. Since Joe sews his cuben I had to seam seal it, but before seam sealing, it weighed 1.7 oz and afte...

In Philosophy & Technique » Compactor Bag vs. Dry Sacks
May 31, 2:26pm

Re: Lawson Outdoor Equipment
Since Lawson has revamped his store he has focused his attention on getting his tarps lined up so I think his dry sacks have been put on hold for a while. Last I checked he only had some 8x16's...

In GEAR » What happened to pack liners?
May 30, 12:24pm

Re: What happened to pack liners?
I recently had Joe (from ZPacks) make me a cuben fiber dry sack pack liner. Envelope shape, 18x36 (about 39 L) and due to the taper of the envelope shape, it fits beautifully inside my Circuit. And...

In GEAR » What happened to pack liners?
May 30, 11:16am

Re: Re: Over Priced European Sierra Cup.
I agree...If you don't like it, don't buy it...seems simple to me. I also have the plate, the bowl and the utensil set. Of course though the 21 (cup) is the only one that I carry backpac...

In GEAR » Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
May 28, 2:33pm

Re: WTB ti shepard hook stakes
Check out Lawson Outdoor Equipments 7" Ti (Shepard) Hook Stakes. http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/Ti-Hook-Titanium-Tent-Stake-p883.html $1.75 each x 6 = $10.50 + $3 s&h = $13....

In Gear Swap » WTB ti shepard hook stakes
May 28, 10:09am

Kupilka
That is what I paid for mine when I got it, except at that time it was not available for purchase in the States, so I bought it straight from Kupilka and it was shipped from Finland. And while it w...

In GEAR » Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
May 28, 9:51am

Re: Re: "Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel"
I do remember coming across these on ecrater, thanks. I was looking at these too: http://www.handmadeofwood.com/home

In GEAR » Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
May 27, 11:12pm

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