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Skip Booth (the1skipper) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southeast
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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FS: MSR Zoid 2 Tent
I have a MSR Zoid 2 that I'd like to sell. It's been used on about 10 backpacking trips consisting of 1 to 2 nights each. The tent is still in very good condition. More details on the M...

In Gear Swap » FS: MSR Zoid 2 Tent
May 02, 5:33am

WTB Heavy Tent, Bag, Stove
I have 2 tents that I'm looking to sell. I just don't use these anymore as I've moved to more lightweight versions in the past year. I baby my gear and both of these are in excellent ...

In Gear Swap » WTB Heavy Tent, Bag, Stove
May 01, 1:35pm

Lightweight Pack Advice for Tall Hikers - ULA Circuit!!!
Just wanted to post a final update to this thread in the event that others wind up having the same dilemma I had. After trying on a number of packs at REI and another local outdoor store, I jus...

In GEAR » Lightweight Pack Advice for Tall Hikers
April 28, 9:54pm

ULA Circuit vs Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Brett, I was looking at the Vapor Trail, especially since they have fairly long torso ranges and it's a pretty light pack. I was concerned whether the frame structure would carry well in th...

In GEAR » Lightweight Pack Advice for Tall Hikers
April 24, 6:14am

Lightweight Pack Advice for Tall Hikers
I posted some of this in another thread but I was hoping to bump this up one level to try to elicit more feedback. I'm tall (6'7") but most of my length is in my legs. That being s...

In GEAR » Lightweight Pack Advice for Tall Hikers
April 23, 9:33pm

Thoughts on Exos 58 fit for tall hikers
I'm a big fan of Osprey packs and I've had my eye on the Exos 46 or 58 as well. I'm tall (6'7") but most of my length is in my legs. That being said, my torso measures in at ...

In GEAR » Gregory Z55 vs Atmos 50
April 23, 9:20pm

Re: Awsome tent
Just as an FYI - I have the Rainshadow 2 and I'm 6'7". I've not had any problems with my long sleeping bag. There's plenty of room on the floor, especially with the floor in ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Rainshadow 2
March 12, 8:47pm

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