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Christopher * (cfrey.0) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale US East Coast
About Me Born in Philly. Family from the Smokies. I've been lost in the Scottish highlands and alone in the damp swamps of Botswana.

PCT: (class of 2012) NOBO to Canada
CDT/GDMBR: (class of 2012) SOBO back to Mexico
AT: Section hiking since I was a kid
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All Forum Posts by Christopher *

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Winter tour clothing
I am setting out for a month long east coast tour in January. I expect a wild variation of temperature and, since it is the east coast, I expect it to be occasionally wet. I have experience tou...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Winter tour clothing
November 17, 7:18pm

Re: Awesome! Awesome!
Max, Sorry to briefly de-rail this thread, but for what your talking about you should look at the Wingnut Gear packs. Not great for hiking (one actually got reviewed here on BPL a long time ago)...

In GEAR » Zimmer pockets on a Zimmer pack...Half Pack
November 07, 9:01pm

Re: Re: materials
"If you pull cuben to tight (stretch) it pulls at the stitching and tears little holes in it." I recognize that innovation is born from new ideas but, considering your admitted rough h...

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 02, 6:29pm

Why the angry face?
From the 11.1.13 draft statement of forum guidelines: " If backpackinglight.com is your life, then you have a problem." From the community main page: " ... not open to foolishness...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Site rules
November 02, 12:37pm

Sounds like you are not packing your feedbags properly.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » NERDS!
October 31, 11:37am

Re: Pacific Crest Trail 2014 NOBO
Your list looks much better than mine did 6 months before start. Brian makes a good point on the cold. It snowed at the border my first day in 2012. The desert can get nippy, the Sierra can get ...

In Gear Lists » Pacific Crest Trail 2014 NOBO
October 30, 3:20pm

Re: Re: recovery
So I now prefer to use one of Dan's Starlyte stoves with a tightly fitting lid as a "fuel saver", but prior to my absorbent wick-atized conversion I always recovered my fuel with a Pa...

In GEAR » New to alcohol stoves - burn time questions
October 29, 4:16pm

New catch phrase
I hate to contribute in an openly negative way, but I think in all seriousness part of what gets me is the seeming inconsistency. It is not just the advertisements themselves that I find coarse, bu...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
October 29, 11:10am

Re: Re: Re: Ads on BPL.
We don't get the letters, just the announcements. Like this one, which made me laugh today: "We understand that there are some of you that may have urgent issues that have not yet be...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
October 26, 4:55pm

Based on Trace's avatar, I believe he is an expert on things that look sketchy. :)

In Gear Swap » FS: $500 theclymb gear certificate
October 26, 9:26am

All Reader Reviews by Christopher *

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LukesUltralight SilNylon Rain Shell
Luke does really nice work, including making the 7D rain shells for Ruta Locura. The SilNylon shell he sells on his site is studier than 7D, but still comes in at a respectable weight. Pit zips? Yes. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 30, 4:30pm