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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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Ceramic Coated Stakes
Don, those look great! Exactly what kind of paint is that that you used?

In GEAR » Idea to make those expensive titanium stakes more visible.
June 12, 9:16am

Re: Carrying Extra Water, What Container Do You Use
I have both the 1L Nalgene Cantene and the 2L Platy. I have found that I usually grab the Platy when heading out. The Platy is larger in volume as well as lighter than the Nalgene. But like you men...

In GEAR » Carrying Extra Water, What Container Do You Use
June 12, 9:11am

Re: Pack liners vs pack covers
I use a 1.9 oz 18x36 ZPacks cuben fiber dry bag pack liner and a 1.2 oz ZPacks cuben fiber pack cover. I am one of those that would rather carry a little extra weight (3.1 oz) to try and ensure dry...

In GEAR » Pack liners vs pack covers
June 11, 8:54am

Re: Basic pack needed
The ULA Circuit would meet some of those criteria...

In GEAR » Basic pack needed
June 10, 10:53pm

Re: Pack + Pad
Wow, that should be plenty. I would suggest checking out the ULA Circuit or the Catalyst for a pack, depending on how much gear/weight you will be carrying. For a sleeping pad, check out eith...

In GEAR » Pack + Pad
June 10, 10:51pm

Re: new pack...
Very nice pack there... I like that you had the bottom of the side pockets made with dyneema rather than mesh. I recently received a pack that uses mesh all the way down, and I found myself wish...

In GEAR » Pics of my new custom pack
June 10, 9:38pm

Seam sealing the ZPacks dry sacks
Really, seam sealing the dry sacks is no problem at all. It took me all of about 1.5 minutes to run a single bead down the seam on the 18x36 pack liner I received form him. I just stuffed my sleepi...

In GEAR » help cubin fiber drysack..
June 10, 5:19pm

Re: "help cubin fiber drysack.."
Unless things have changed I don't think that Lawson is taking orders for any of his dry sacks at the moment, but it would never hurt to send him an email to find out for sure... I was also ...

In GEAR » help cubin fiber drysack..
June 10, 4:35pm

Re: Montbell Jacket, or Montbell Parka
I had the jacket and found it to be pretty warm as well as block the wind, however, since I could only have one jacket, I traded it for the Parka, just in case. In my opinion, the only difference i...

In GEAR » Montbell Jacket, or Montbell Parka
June 09, 9:31pm

Lawson Outdoor Equipment Ti Shepard Stakes
Lawson has a great price on his Ti Shepard hook stakes. $1.75/ea and shipping is just a couple of dollars. I have some of both the Ti-Eye stakes and the Shepard hook stakes and am completely satisf...

In Gear Swap » WTB: stuff sacks and titanium eye stakes
June 09, 3:05pm

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