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Skip Booth (the1skipper) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I live in Raleigh, NC and do most of my backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC and Virginia. I started backpacking in my mid-20s and I've been doing it off and on for the past 15 years since. Nowadays I typically do weekend trips with my kids. I started out looking to drop weight since I was carrying for myself and the kids. Now that they are older I'm back to mostly carrying for myself and I've managed to get my base weight down to around 10 lbs without sacrificing any comfort.
CityRaleigh
StateNC
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Skip Booth

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Re: Re: Re: Re: survey
Justin, Love the video and the product looks really promising. I've been wanting a stool for a while it's hard to find an option that's truly lightweight. I'm curious how much ...

In Gear Deals » Introducing New AirLight Backpacking Seat. Looking for Feedback.
May 16, 7:07am

Re: Re: Any websites for trip ideas?
That's pretty cool. Any idea who maintains that and how they automatic the data extraction from trip reports? I'd love to see this as a feature directly on BPL...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any websites for trip ideas?
April 04, 2:34pm

Re: WTB Hammock Tarp
Jeremy, I have a JRB 11x10 tarp that I don't use anymore since I switched to a HG cuben fiber tarp. It has the JRB self tensioning lines for the pull outs and a continuous ridge line. It&#...

In Gear Swap » WTB Hammock Tarp
February 19, 5:32pm

FS: Copper Spur UL2
I'll take it if it's still available. I'll send you a pm as well.

In Gear Swap » FS: Copper Spur UL2
November 16, 12:21pm

Re: Re: Glacier Peak Wildernes 6 day backpacking trip
I'm currently planning on doing the Spider gap to Buck Gap loop but I'm open to other options. The other trip I had considered was the Copper Ridge loop up in the north cascades NP. What...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier Peak Wildernes 6 day backpacking trip
May 31, 6:23am

Glacier Peak Wildernes 6 day backpacking trip
I'm doing a very similar trip starting on July 28th for 5 nights with my brother and our teenage sons. I'm curious for those that have done this trip whether I can hammock camp every night...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier Peak Wildernes 6 day backpacking trip
May 30, 9:26pm

Re: Wonderland trail in July
Ian, I was contemplating a 5 day trip to Mt Rainier in the last week of July. I'm specifically looking at the Northern Loop trail. I'm going with my brother and our two teenage sons. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Permit Link
March 18, 8:34pm

Re: re: Glacier and the Bob
Great info Dave - thanks again. Should I even try for an advance reservation at this point or can I assume that things are full? -Skip

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
June 13, 10:13pm

Re: Bob Marshall backup plan
John, this looks like a great option! Thanks for the input. I love the idea of being able to camp wherever you want and the isolation of the Bobs. That said, it's hard to pass up the chance ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
June 13, 9:20pm

Advice on mid-July GNP trip
Great info folks!!!! The trip is definitely more about the mountains, the hiking and the wildlife. Fishing with my tenkara setup is really just a bonus. All of these trips look awesome - I espec...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
June 13, 9:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Skip Booth

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ULA Circuit
Over the past couple of years I've been striving to drop my base weight by gradually replacing my gear with lighter versions, while at the same time trying to find the right balance of comfort and...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 12, 9:17pm