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Chris Bell (Hobbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale PA Wilds
About Me I am 53 and have been 4 season backpacking since a teenager. As I age I've had to lighten up the pack to keep my milage up. Typically I hike about 15 miles a day. Presently I carry about 8 lbs base weight and my hips and knees are happy. Many THANKS to this site to discover ways to drop the weight. There are numerous trails close to home, Suquehannock Trail System STS, and often backpack the weekends right after work on Friday. Chris aka Hobbit
CityShinglehouse
StatePennsylvania
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Chris Bell

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E version and stretch lines
Lyle I am not sure about all the differences but the first Lunar Solo tent had velcro to close the vestibule and the E or Enhanced version has a zippered front. The cut of the tent panels was c...

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Lunar Solo E
September 16, 7:50pm

Shipping & Canada
No problem to ship to Canada but contact me via the email cabell@frontiernet.net for shipping methods available that you prefer and any possible differences in rates I have allowed for in my listed...

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Lunar Solo E
September 16, 6:16pm

No longer available.
No longer available. Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Pro Poncho in very good shape. Set up in back yard to check out various pitching options. No lines provided.

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Slinylon Pro Poncho
September 16, 5:40pm

SOLD
Sold Six Moons Designs Lunar Solo E – green color seam sealed lighter weight floor 24 oz in sack on my scale. Some stretching here and there on the bug netting. Some Pennsylvania dirt on the ...

In Gear Swap » FS SMD Lunar Solo E
September 16, 5:15pm

Equinox Full Moon Chaps
I've used Equinox Full Moon Chaps for several years now. They have held up very well on trail or cross country brushy hiking. About 3 oz in weight.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL rain pants/chaps (not skirts)
June 25, 3:34am

PM Sent
I'll take it if its still available. This will work fine for my youngest son who is always borrowing my other gear

In Gear Swap » FSLIC: SMD Scout
June 11, 5:48pm

PM Lightheart Solo
PM sent on the Lightheart Solo.

In Gear Swap » FS: Hilleberg Allak and Lightheart Solo
June 07, 10:21am

Still for sale
First buyer no longer interested so the pack is still for sale. thanks, Chris

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Murmur Hyperlight Backpack 2012
May 30, 2:50pm

SOLD MLD Superlight Bivy XL
SOLD MLD Superlight Bivy extra large, half moon net. Use a few times this past winter but in very good condition. $125 shipped PM me if interested. Thanks, Chris

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Superlight Bivy XL
May 30, 3:31am

SOLD
NOW SOLD 2012 Gossamer Gear Murmur backpack. I kept thinking I would use the Murmur this summer and drug my feet on whether to keep it. I've been caught up with doing more trail maintena...

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Murmur Hyperlight Backpack 2012
May 29, 7:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Chris Bell

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Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Great comfort when inflated somewhat soggy - about 10 puffs of air. The air channels are fairly pronounced "rounded" and you may be distracted by the feel of the "valleys" in betw...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 6:35pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
This is the warmest pad I have. I've slept plenty warm down into the 10 - 15 deg F range. Durable - I've used it directly on frozen ground without issues but certainly would not recommend it...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 6:01pm

GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
I’ve been using a Golite Ether Wind Shirt since Fall 2007 mainly for wind protection and shedding rain/snow from my inner layer of 200 wt fleece. I’ve discovered this winter, when hiking, I can stay ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 29, 7:42pm