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Christopher Chupka (FatTexan) - BPL Premium Member

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State High Points: TX, NM
Fourteeners: Wetterhorn, Uncompaghre, Windom, Sneffels, Redcloud, Sunshine, Handies, Grays, Torreys, Pikes, Humboldt, Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, Shavano, Tabeguache, San Luis, Bross, Lincoln, Democrat, Cameron.
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All Forum Posts by Christopher Chupka

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Re: Your Avatar
Self Portrait on Crestone Needle with Crestone Peak in the background. The next day on Crestone Peak the weather was so socked visibilty was no more than 10 feet. Mini hail and sleet was plinking...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
April 09, 2:43pm

BD Betalight Patty Grade VI Q's
Not much by the way of reviews for the Black Diamond Betalight shelter. Nobody like it. I have had great luck with the Firstlight. The Betalight is 24oz packaged according to BD (which includes ...

In GEAR » BD Betalight Patty Grade VI Q's
April 08, 9:12pm

Mallory Gear
Mallory's Clothing Could Have Climbed Everest

In GEAR » cold weather clothing
April 06, 9:02am

Pants Sold
Pants are sold, smock for $25 shipped.

In Gear Swap » Montane Terra Pants Feather Smock
April 06, 8:15am

Re: Re: Joe, torsolite substitute
Nunatak Luna Pad Very light at 7.5oz according to Nunatak (No reason to doubt them). More comfortable than my Ridgerest pad. Only negative is that it is rather bulky, it usually ends up unde...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foam pad question
April 05, 5:19pm

Pee Bottle
Here is my Nalgene pee bottle. Nice and pink so I can tell the difference, Lexan so no chance of it cracking. Up on the ridge above Bull-of-the-Woods pasture, about 5 feet of soft snow and 0 degr...

In Make Your Own Gear » pee bag
April 04, 9:03pm

WTB Patagonia Houdini Pants
I realize that these are kind of a rare bird but size M or L would work. Thanks, Chris

In Gear Swap » WTB Patagonia Houdini Pants
April 03, 12:57pm

James, I am thinking taking my daughter up there for her first backpacking trip (age 9). I was toying with taking the tram up and hiking around and then walking down. How are the temps up there ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sandia Mountains In The Winter - Picture Report
April 03, 12:55pm

You may be the opposite of me, while technically not a narrow in footwear I purchase either La Sportiva boots or Montrail running shoes due to their fit. I wish my Montrails were the tiniest bit...

In GEAR » Choosing the right shoes..
April 03, 6:22am

[i]These days I find myself wondering if it's not time to start rethinking our endless growth/consumption based economic system[/i] I agree 100%. It makes me wonder like others have stated ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 31, 5:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Christopher Chupka

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Every emailed question was answered within hours. UPS shipping is free over $50. When I questioned whether an item that I ordered would be to my residence on my time schedule, they shipped it via US...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 01, 9:56pm

Rab Summit 300 1/2 Zip
I give the bag 4 stars only due to its weight of 28 ounces for a 28 degree bag. The Pertex Microlght lining is very soft and not clammy feeling at all. The Pertex Endurance outer is extremely we...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 10, 8:51pm