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Christopher Plesko (Pivvay) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Rocky Mountains
About Me "It doesn't have to be fun to be fun" - Mark Twight
CityWestminster
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://slipangles.blogspot.com/

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All Forum Posts by Christopher Plesko

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Re: Yep, the M&M Trail!
I'll 2nd the ultralight wool shirts. I have a couple light weight woolies and i'm pining after a Patagonia wool 1 t shirt. Someday when I find a good sale or cheap like new used one...

In Gear Lists » Help me pare down my gear for a speed hike
March 23, 2:56pm

Re: Laminas
He's looking at the ultralamina, specs as above. He needs a long too so the new or old MB bags are fine, he's not over 6'4". I'm going to be hiking and climbing with him so...

In GEAR » Need sleeping bag help
March 23, 2:55pm

Need sleeping bag help
Okay guys, I know you are all the experts. I have a buddy who's awesome wife is getting him a sleeping bag for his b-day. He's been looking at the Mountain Hardware Lamina 15 long. 3lbs 1oz...

In GEAR » Need sleeping bag help
March 23, 2:02pm

Re: Hammer Nutrition
Have fun. Soon enough gear will be dialed (3-5lbs baseweight is as light as I realistically go most of the time) but the body and mind will keep getting stronger and stronger if you keep pushing th...

In Gear Lists » Help me pare down my gear for a speed hike
March 22, 9:34pm

Re: Thanks all
that looks pretty good to me For softshell pants, the patagonia traverses are pretty light.

In GEAR » clothing for the colorado trail
March 22, 9:28pm

hammer nutrition
the hammer stuff is good. I've used it and it works. But I usually take some of that stuff and some food that sounds good to eat, usually junk (cookies, candy, bacon, whatever). I had only 2...

In Gear Lists » Help me pare down my gear for a speed hike
March 22, 6:08pm

Re: CT weather
I'd only add that you should be very prepared for rain. Two years ago I went through and it was pretty dry, just the usual t-storms. Last year I got hammered every day traversing Colorado mtns ...

In GEAR » clothing for the colorado trail
March 21, 9:30am

20deg and hailing to 90 and sunny
If I was doing the CT as a thru I would carry: Normal hiking clothes...long sleeve light colored cap 1 or wool zip shirt, softshell pants or convertibles (it can get hot), smartwool socks, hat o...

In GEAR » clothing for the colorado trail
March 20, 10:36pm

Re: Re: race pace
You can always bring a 2L platy and a 1l platy too. One thing I learned, don't sweat a couple ounces in the name of speed. Efficiency counts too. The 1/8" thinlite doesn't work for ...

In Gear Lists » Help me pare down my gear for a speed hike
March 20, 2:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: "High Speed Backpacking - why"
I'm with Art. I have my days to drink tea and snack in summer wildflowers and I have my days to be moving as much as I can possibly keep my eyes open. Testing myself and having that "ty...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Speed Backpacking - why
March 19, 8:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Christopher Plesko

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Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
We own two of these (one small and one medium) and on most trips these make the cut. They are very warm over 3 season conditions and their compact packing and light weight make them a favorite plus th...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 11, 10:28pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
I've had the Micropuff vest for a few months now and feel comfortable in giving a review. The vest is a total winner. I bought it for a summer insulation safety piece since it's synthetic and my bag i...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 11, 6:43pm