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Jamie Shortt (jshortt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Carolina
About Me I grew up in VA exploring and camping the woods around my house. As a teen in the 80's I learned how to backpack by reading books. Back then my pack weight was a respectable 27 lbs and I hit the woods every chance I got. Once adult life took over it was rare to take an overnighter. I faced several challenges during my middle age life and turned to the outdoors to restore me. As my knowledge and skills advanced, my base weight dropped to below 5 lbs. With this came a freedom that I had never experienced before.
CityHolly Springs
StateNC
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.LytW8.com
My PDF Gear ListJamie Shortt 3 Season Gear List - 4lb Base

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Re: BPL has an article series on just this topic.
Daniel, Thanks for remainding us of this article. I often forget how many great articles BPL has published. As I ponder expanding lightweight techniques into other areas of my life like family trav...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Travel-Backpacking
December 25, 5:02am

Re: Kindle and Yogi's PCT handbook
I am constantly experimenting so one trip I did take my kindle with me to see what I think. Here is a pic near the summit of Cold Mountain in NC. The elevation was ~6000'. Some thoughts....

In GEAR » Kindle and Yogi's PCT handbook
December 17, 6:09am

Re: MYOG- Bivy
Dustin, It sure turned out nice! I like seeing all the different versions. Yours in black and gray with the full head has a great look to it and will certainly will be functional. I tend to agr...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG- Bivy
December 14, 8:17pm

Re: Synthetic Quilt Guide
Chris, You have produced one excellent set of instructions. Thanks for putting these together. I think you have struck a great balance between ease to manufacture, cost, and utliity that make this ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic Quilt Guide
November 16, 4:33pm

Re: My MYOG quilt
Patrick, Your quilt turned out extremely well. I like how you thought through the modifications to make it unique for you. Eliminating the top cord should work just fine for a 40 degree quilt and t...

In Make Your Own Gear » My MYOG quilt
November 05, 7:01am

Re: question for quilt users who are belly sleepers
James, I am a belly sleeper (mostly). I don't size up the quilt at all. But I may sleep differently than you. With a quilt and on my belly I reach up pull the top around my neck and under my ch...

In GEAR » question for quilt users who are belly sleepers
October 30, 7:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
Jerry, What I mean by head in hood is the bivy is fully zipped closed with my head inside. Most of the moisture is venting out the netting. The hood stays off my face by the shock cord. When I slee...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 7:38pm

Re: cuben pack?
Tyler, I made the pack as well. The straps are cuben top, 3D mesh on the back side, and 1/4" closed cell foam in between. I was real happy with how they road, but i never really carried much w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 1:44pm

Re: Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
Thanks all. Patrick, I was a bit surprised I did not run across one of us out their. My guess is a few days before with nice weather I would have. I only saw a few hardy shelter campers in the 4...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 11:17am

Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
Over the last couple of days (Oct 27-29) I had a chance to hike a 40 mile section of the AT (Carvers Gap to Kincora Hostile) testing out the latest round of my cuben projects. My base weight was ri...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 9:19am

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