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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I backpack and packraft, and sometimes teach both. I bicycle and ride a motorcycle. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I do Yoga. I have wilderness medical and whitewater rescue training. I can be a bit of a gear junky, although I seem to read more and buy less these days.
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FS: JetBoil Sol Ti
I'm selling a lightly used JetBoil Sol Ti. I've modified it by flipping the neoprene sleeve inside out (less flashy) and removing the (more or less) useless fabric handle. Askin...

In Gear Swap » FS: JetBoil Sol Ti
May 26, 5:11pm

FS: Original NeoAir Regular (two)
I have two regular sized (20x72) NeoAirs. Asking $65 each shipped or $110 shipped for both. Offers welcome.

In Gear Swap » FS: Original NeoAir Regular (two)
May 26, 5:07pm

Re: Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
I did one SUL trip a few years ago (~8 lbs including everything I was wearing). I found that it made no difference in my comfort level while moving, no difference in the amount of mileage I could c...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
May 25, 7:09pm

Re: too much is not enough
The 3400 and 4400 are identical other than size. None of the HMG packs have a plastic framesheet last I talked to Mike (and it's not mentioned in the specs on the HMG site). I've seen that ...

In GEAR » HMG vs. Zimmerbuilt
May 25, 6:57pm

Re: Any One Using HMG ECHO II Ultralight Shelter System?
What are you planning to use it for? Conditions? A couple or two male friends?

In GEAR » Any One Using HMG ECHO II Ultralight Shelter System?
May 24, 9:56am

Re: HMG Mid
They've been working on it for at least a year. Not available for purchase as of yet.

May 17, 5:27pm

Re: depends...
Tighten the bottom and middle side compression straps before filling the pack. You'll have less depth to deal with so you can fill the pack higher. The HMG packs (in my experience anyway) carry...

In GEAR » HMG 2400 or 3400
May 14, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Helinox
Fizan Compact or Compact 4

In GEAR » Lightest Adjustable Aluminum Treking poles...
May 14, 2:31pm

Re: Re: Best Pack size for Overnighter?
The one that fits whatever it is you desire to bring along. +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Pack size for Overnighter?
May 10, 12:16pm

FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large
April 28, 3:13pm

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