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Christopher Chupka (FatTexan) - BPL Guest

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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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My fave is the Ibex Icefall. Kinda heavy 15oz to 16oz. I have been eyeballing the Ibex Pingo jacket, a little lighter. You may want to check out Montane's new Stretch Pertex Equilibrium stuff....

In GEAR » Another Soft Shell Fabric Thread
June 08, 4:52pm

BD Firstlight
Woot! got me a Black Diamond Firstlight for 217.51. "NWT" as they say.

In Gear Deals » Nalgene pack on Ebay
June 01, 4:13pm


In User Test Forum » test
May 09, 9:55pm

We went up Guadalupe last Fall. Very beautiful very dry. I would only go October thru March. There is even a small Pine forest at about 7000 foot.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Texas Backpacking?
May 09, 9:53pm

Patagonia army
Here is Patagonia Special Forces ECWS gear: Cool stuff but shipping is a flat $18.50

In GEAR » Anybody ever try the military wind shirt?
May 05, 8:04pm

The Wichita Mountains, 45 minutes for me, are very nice. In the summer still gonna be blazin' hot. Watch out for the free range buffalo, them boys are big.

In Gear Lists » new to texas, need help with gear
April 13, 12:41pm

Texas is hot, not to many places to cool off either unless you are willing to drive a half a dozen hours. From Wichita Falls where I live I can be in at South Eastern Colorado trailheads in about ...

In Gear Lists » new to texas, need help with gear
April 13, 12:39pm

Re: Raingear recommendations for a bigger person
You could try Patagonia, some of there shells are freakin' huge!

In GEAR » Raingear recommendations for a bigger person
April 12, 2:14pm

Montbell and Wild Things
I've got some of my stuff on eBay under "e-rockclimbing". It's my Montbell Versalite XL Jacket and L pants along with my Wild Things XL EP jacket and L EP pants.

In Gear Swap » Montbell and Wild Things
April 11, 10:00pm

Feathered Friends Helios
Anyone used on of these in winter? 0 or down to -10? I am looking at the Helios with the Epic, I like the Volant but its an extra $50 and I gotta get a new bag. Thanks.

In GEAR » Feathered Friends Helios
April 11, 9:51pm

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