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Chris Bell (Hobbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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

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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

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

BOTH SOLD Bearpaw Minimalist 1 cuben bottom extended length
SOLD - Zpacks 8X10 tarp SOLD Bearpaw Minimalist 1 extended length with .51 cuben floor. Identical to the one shown in the photos on their website. Zipper on end and around left hand side. Wi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks 8 X 10 tarp & Bearpaw Minimalist 1 bug bivy
May 27, 7:42pm

WTB Tarptent Notch

In Gear Swap » WTB Tarptent Notch
February 28, 3:24am

I'll take it
PM sent - I'll take it if still available. Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: Ti Tri for Evernew 900 ml pot mug (ECA 267)
February 27, 3:16am

on the way
I've got a couple pairs on the way. The low heal lift on the Inov8 shoes makes them the only ones I can wear mile after mile. Thanks for the tip!

In Gear Deals » 48 hour Inov-8 Sale Running Warehouse
February 23, 11:20am

PM sent
PM sent. I'll take it if still available. Maybe just maybe the wife will go camping.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Double Rainbow in Like New Shape
January 18, 10:11am

I know I'll never be able to hike such a long distance. But its reports like this that take me there! Thanks so much.

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike 2011
December 23, 10:57am

Exped Synmat UL 7 on sale
Mountain Gear has the Exped Synmat UL 7 on Holliday sale, both the small and medium sizes. Last I looked $115 and $124 - also 2 day shipping is free.

In Gear Deals » Exped Synmat UL 7 on sale
December 21, 9:18am

wet wood
Bryce Had to laugh when I followed the video link. Heber and I backpack together and forgot that he had made that video. Thanks for the reminder. We were out on the West Rim Trail in Pa this ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wood stove you carry a "real" knife?
December 07, 7:36pm

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