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Re: actively choosing to bring things
+1 Jennifer. "Backpackling light" has essentially led to "backpacking balanced". As many of us are expressing the benefits of careful gear selection has led to greater enjoyment...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 3:46pm

RE:Re: RE: Prodigy
Tim - That sounds doable. Thanks again so much for the input; I'm placing an order soon!

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 25, 8:32am

RE: Prodigy
Hmmmm...the Prodigy is sounding pretty good. Can it be thrown in the washing machine easily? Ideally I want as little fuss w/sleep system as possible. If care+maintenance are better than down &...

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 25, 7:44am

Great feedback folks - I really appreciate the info. Tim: thanks for swooping in w/the current market info for quilts - yes, you ARE one to know! I've heard excellent reviews of your items &...

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 24, 9:51am

Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
Hey folks. I'm looking hard at the MLD Spirit but wanted any feedback about any other comparable contenders. Specifically I'm looking at synthetic (vs down for SE humidity +condensation) an...

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 24, 7:17am

RE:Re: Re: Packraft dynamics
Michael - I've had success w/a kayak anchor (http://www.seattlesportsco.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2154&idcategory=127) but definitely not "UL". This is good for whe...

In Packrafting » Packraft dynamics
September 15, 7:28am

RE:Re: 3 hours???
"the warden"...! Ohhh, AMEN brother! She's a tough one all right Juggling family and personal life without guilt can be tricky. Still practicing

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 10, 2:05pm

Ahhh - thanks for the feedback! I've got a 4400 porter for packrafting & epic adventuring - it is the bee's knees; HMG has my thumbs way up. I'm looking for a smaller daypack in the...

In GEAR » HMG Summit Pack users?
September 05, 7:05am

Re: Re: HMG Summit Pack users?
Hey there Wolf's Rain - did you get the Summit? I'm pretty sure that's my next day/town pack but am looking for recent feedback. Also, any ideas on any other comparable packs?

In GEAR » HMG Summit Pack users?
September 04, 1:52pm

Max - Really? Hmmm...that is a little disturbing. Which brand/styles? I tested mine for 3 hours submerged w/no failure, and also suspended while holding water for 2 hours with no leaks. They'r...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 28, 7:40am

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