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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale WNC
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.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://getlostoutfitters.com
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Re: Thorofare pants & shirt?
Ditto breathability (or lack there of). I kept mine for travel wear.

In GEAR » Thorofare pants & shirt?
March 22, 12:26pm

Re: The Great “Do Bears Hibernate?” Debate
Clickable Version

In Chaff » The Great “Do Bears Hibernate?” Debate
February 15, 4:52pm

Re: hard anodized vs nonstick titanium pot pros&cons
Titanium is a harder material which generally allows for a thinner walled pot (resulting in less weight), but it's also a really poor conductor of heat. If you plan to actually do more than...

In GEAR » hard anodized vs nonstick titanium pot pros&cons
February 13, 2:47pm

Re: New Cooking Fuel
Their SSL cert expired on the 3rd and someone forgot to renew it. Not really a big deal and happens all the time.

In GEAR » New Cooking Fuel
February 10, 6:26pm

Re: Center seam on cuben tarp necessary?
I know of at least one company that makes their larger sil tarps using 4 panels, so I don't sew why it would be an issue to use 3.

In GEAR » Center seam on cuben tarp necessary?
February 09, 5:19pm

Re: FS: Sony NEX-5N Kit + Sigma 30/2.8 lens
No longer for sale.

In Gear Swap » FS: Sony NEX-5N Kit + Sigma 30/2.8 lens
February 09, 7:18am

Re: Take care
I don't have any of my specific measurements, but I'm 5'8 and lately around 138 lbs. My torso is long for my height at ~18.5". I wear a Small in the Xenon and it comes down to just...

In GEAR » Rab Xenon- Fit Question
February 08, 5:49am

Re: PFDs
I don't think you can get much lighter than what already exists and still provide the necessary flotation for big/fast water. You can always strap some air-filled platys to yourself for padd...

In Editor's Roundtable » Commentary: The Packraft in 2013
February 07, 2:52pm

Re: Kinetic?
You're right, I meant the Kinetic. IMO the still slight increase in weight is worth the added features if you expect foul weather. The pullover is fine for those areas where it rarely rains ...

In GEAR » rab pulse pull on
February 06, 7:37am

FS/FT: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small (another price drop)
No longer for sale.

In Gear Swap » FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
February 06, 7:35am

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