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Mitchell Murphy (Texico) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Georgia
About Me I first was introduced to backpacking as a Boy Scout. One trip to Philmont and another trip to HH High Adventure Base and I've been addicted to the backcountry ever since. I'm finally able to afford getting some quality gear so I'm in the process of becoming UL. My favorite place to backpack thus far: Big Bend National Park. It's just so damn beautiful there. I'm originally from North Texas, so the southeast is very uncomfortable to me with its humidity. I do love having mountains within an hour drive from where I live, though.
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Well below Freezing
I've used my UL7 down to around 5*F. The ground was frozen and there was no grass anywhere. I was using a MHW Phantom 15 bag with old REI midweight bottoms, lightweight fleece top, and Marmot...

In GEAR » SynMat UL 7 Limbo: How Low Can You Go?
February 08, 9:43am

The Right Pack, Too
It's also another argument for pack fit. The article makes references to packs with shoulder straps only and no hip belts. A properly fitted pack with good weight transfer to the hips reduces...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yet another reason to go UL
September 04, 6:06am

Penny stove for SP Trek700
I made a penny stove for use with my Trek700. Instead of making the jet holes outside the rim of the base I put them inside the rim. This causes the jets to fire all into the middle. It works pr...

In GEAR » Narrow flame alcohol stove for a Snow Peak 700?
July 15, 8:22pm

RE: Pack Flip
I've had several friends break their packs by flipping them over their heads. In fact, one friend had a shoulder straps break on day one of our Philmont trek years ago. The way I put my pac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Not THAT heavy
June 12, 8:24am

First test like this
If I understand your article correctly, you will be the first person to test r-values for sleeping pads with the heat/cold source on TOP of the mat. Unless I was given bad info by an industry rep,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Apparatus for Testing Thermal Insulation Properties
April 29, 7:57am

GG Gorilla
I bought a Gossamer Gear Gorilla pack last month and have so far been extremely impressed by it. The pack fits my back perfectly with the curved aluminum stay, and combined with the hip belt they ...

In GEAR » Packs: Which one?
December 30, 10:13am

Re: not impressed, at least on paper
Thanks for the responses guys. That's exactly what I was thinking. I guess I just was wondering if anyone had physically seen the bag and maybe had different thoughts about it. I have a feel...

In GEAR » Marmot Plasma
December 03, 5:35am

Marmot Plasma
My apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere, but I haven't seen it yet, so here we go. It looks like Marmot has released some new bags, their "Plasma" line. I just sa...

In GEAR » Marmot Plasma
December 02, 8:39pm

Ibex Hooded Indie
Whoops, completely missed that I didn't post the size. I bought a medium. I'll probably be looking to get a 150g/m^2 wool piece when spring rolls around. The Indie is nice, but in 75-8...

In GEAR » BPL Beartooth Hoody vs. I/O Bio Merino Hoody
December 02, 1:46pm

Ibex Hooded Indie
I have the Hooded Indie from Ibex. Had it for a few weeks now, but I've taken it on several day hikes and even exercised in it to see how it feels/fits. I really like the piece. It is 195g/m...

In GEAR » BPL Beartooth Hoody vs. I/O Bio Merino Hoody
December 02, 10:52am

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