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There are a few members that do custom work and could probably beat that price. Javan Dempsey (The Stateless Society), for one.

In GEAR » An Expensive Quilt...
May 01, 4:39am

The lesser of the two numbers
"If I gained a hundred pounds of body weight, I could take more heavy luxuries." Given that it's the lesser of the two numbers, gaining a hundred pounds would only help if you weig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New terminology
May 01, 4:25am

re: Winter Hiking
I grew up in Minnesota where the choice is lots and lots of bugs or lots and lots of snow. I'll take snow every time. I will soon return to the States after 2 years in South Asia and winter c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you a seasonal hiker?
April 28, 3:50am

"I'd say you have to know your son's limits."
Good advice. I'm learning. The difficulty I face with him is the opposite of Samuel's claim of fatigue after a break as my son just wants to go, go, go without resting. We climbed Sigiri...

In Post-Trip Reports » Adventure Hiking Trail (IN)
April 24, 8:05am

re: Adventure Hiking Trail (IN)
Thanks for the report! My son will be 4, so I'm happy to read accounts of successful trips, especially given the distance and terrain of the AHT. How much did your boys carry (especially ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Adventure Hiking Trail (IN)
April 24, 12:14am

"Is there a better 50L pack for $70 than the Jam? Is there a better 50L pack than the Jam?" Indeed, two very different questions. Thanks for boiling it down so succinctly, Nigel. ...

In Gear Deals » Crazy Golite Sale
April 23, 8:34pm

re: Critique Is Appreciated
I won't critique. You've done well to cut your packweight in half. I think you'll find a BPL membership to be a worthy investment, though, at this stage. The articles are fantastic a...

In Gear Lists » Critique Is Appreciated
April 19, 3:04am

Mike Clelland
Even better than his gear list, he goes into his clothing system in detail in this video:

In GEAR » Base layers and jackets
April 18, 8:11am

Re: "Looking for some feedback on my gear list......"
Definitely checkout Mike C's videos. Especially the Dinky Stuff vids ... no, better just watch all of 'em. >10. Walkie Talkies? once my 6 year old is a little more adept I will leave...

In Gear Lists » Looking for some feedback on my gear list......
April 17, 4:25am

OpenOffice Template
Other Jack, I, too, am re-entering the world of backpacking with newly-found ultralight aspiration. I have an OpenOffice template I'm working on that you'd be welcome to use/view/enjoy....

In Gear Lists » Anyone Got a Google Docs or OpenOffice Spreadsheet Template?
April 17, 4:04am

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