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Matthew Elam (slashpastor) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Colorado now!!!
About Me Hiking since I was too young to remember. Lightweight backpacking since before it was called that. Just found ultralight and have fallen in love.

I rarely hike solo. I often hike with family or a partner.
I'm preparing for a thru hike on the Appalachian Trail.
CityColorado Springs
StateColorado
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://mythruhike.wordpress.com
My PDF Gear ListAT Thru-hike Gear List

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Colorado Trails
Thanks for the link! I don't frequent Backpacker's Forums. I appreciate it! -Passionphish

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trails in Colorado...
July 29, 8:21pm

Thanks!
Those are some great links and thanks for those wonderful trails guys! -Passionphish

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trails in Colorado...
July 23, 7:23pm

Trails in Colorado...
I'm new to the beautiful state of Colorado. I'm from the east coast, Georgia to be accurate. while I am getting used to the altitude, I was wondering where all the great trails are. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trails in Colorado...
July 23, 9:58am

Firebowls..
Tell me more about this fire cloth... Interesting...

In GEAR » A fire what!?!
June 20, 8:01pm

A fire what!?!
Why is Gilliput the only company to make a firebowl? I would think with all of the roving fire bans through out the country and other fire restrictions there would be more of these on the market. ...

In GEAR » A fire what!?!
June 19, 8:21pm

Stomach sleeper...
I sleep in every position imaginable; stomach, side, back, head... Whatever. If you want warmth and a great trip. Buy what you can afford. Then make it work. I have an REI Mojave 15. Its a mu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stomach Sleepers?
June 14, 1:33pm

Thanks!!!
That is a fantastic starting point! Thanks!!!!!

In Make Your Own Gear » Building a better pot...
June 14, 8:22am

Building a better pot...
I got to talking with a guy on the trail this weekend. I was near Mount Rogers in Virginia. And we were discussing what we would want in the perfect pot. Here's the list we came up with: 1. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Building a better pot...
June 13, 10:35pm

Couples Tarp camping...
Well, I may have to buy another tarptent then... Thanks everyone!!!!! I'm sure my wife would say thank you too!!! ;)

In GEAR » Couples Tarping... Questions!
April 26, 9:58pm

All about her...
I realize that its what she needs and not what I like. I do. I am not trying to force her into anything. It has a lot to do with our 5 lbs two man tent. Then theres the views I have enjoyed an...

In GEAR » Couples Tarping... Questions!
April 26, 6:11am

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