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Re: Alpaca's New Deck
Some good points mentioned here. I'm going to pull the trigger on a new Alpaca this week, and I'll opt for the old deck at this point-I was leaning toward the new deck at first but I like ...

In Packrafting » Alpaca's New Deck
February 29, 5:29pm

Alpaca's New Deck
Any opinions on the new deck available by ALpaca? I saw one thread from the site, but no more. The new design sounds amazing, and being dry is a plus, but I'm sure it creates new limitations ...

In Packrafting » Alpaca's New Deck
February 28, 5:09pm

Re: Pack fit: slowly slides down back
sized for 16-20 inches?..don't care for it. People on either end of that spectrum won't be comfortable most of the time even if they don't admit it or recognize well enough. I think...

In GEAR » Pack fit: slowly slides down back
August 23, 9:17pm

Car Shuttle W Portal to Onion V
Hi, I'm in need of transportation from Whitney Portal to Onion Valley on Wed. August 11th. Probably around noon, maybe one pm approx. I'm researching costs for the different shuttl...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Car Shuttle W Portal to Onion V
August 05, 2:52pm

Attachment System
I too hope to hear some input regarding the attachment system. It's the main benefit and idea Aaron created(drafts/seal). Maybe nobody needed to yet bc weather hasn't called for it? I ...

In GEAR » Katabatic Sawatch
July 23, 9:18am

Islip to little jimmy is a beginners hike. its like 2 miles and not much elevation gain. Day hike the other peaks. you are going to roast out there wish you luck. Its known to be a spring hike. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a hike recomendation in San Gabriels
July 13, 11:10pm

Re: Looking for a hike recomendation in San Gabriels
Consider parking at Islip Saddle and hiking to Little Jimmy. YOu get some elevation(much cooler weather),water, and an easy hike to MT Islip and/or trail along to Baden Powell. This time of year ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a hike recomendation in San Gabriels
July 13, 9:25am

Affordable Packrafts
So the question is whats the difference in durability of the Sevylor vs this flyweight design packraft forthis price difference of ~200 bucks. -The flyweight design is made of 200D Nylon. NOt s...

In Packrafting » sevylor trail boat for lakes?
July 04, 12:05pm

I thought it is Pack Less. Be More. Love it. Apply to life. **OH, someone mentioned it already** well that there is it.

In Philosophy & Technique » Is their a BPL Motto or Pledge? Suggestions? Contest
July 01, 7:54pm

Five Ponds
Did that loop two summer ago.. hit Sand Lake for sure you will not regret it...the solitude and raw feel of wilderess. And the lake floor bottom is all sand indeed and makes for great swimming...a...

In GEAR » Five Ponds Adirondacks Conditions?
June 17, 9:58am

All Reader Reviews by G Foster McLachlan

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Six Moon Designs Swift10
First, and most importantly this bag fits great and is comfortable. The torso length on my size medium works good for me(~17.5 inch torso). Some of the other manufacturers bags around my size always...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 28, 9:20am

Pacer Poles
I own the carbon fiber pole 3 piece. I backpack with them on rough terrain and put them through a lot of abuse. Now, there is a purpose to these poles that traditional trek poles don't offer...

In Trekking Poles
February 15, 1:21pm

MLD SilNylon DuoMid
I have used the duo throughout the late summer and fall of 09 in conditions of cold, rain, snow, & variable winds. The silnylon is very durable and the stitching is fantastic. You can see the ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 03, 9:06am

Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight
I've used this bivy throughout summer and fall of 09. I plan to use it in conjunction w a mid for winter use as well. It is my first bivy. Used in dry, wet, cold, and warm/ hot conditions. 26 ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
January 03, 8:01am