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Well done!
Great infographic and you nailed both the style and snarkiness of xkcd! /applause! -mox

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
August 10, 4:07pm

Re: Limitation in personal power output
>>Many people out there still carry unwieldy large and heavy packs which let me wonder what they are carrying and what for - or whether "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed has just caused a re...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 10, 4:02pm

Re: Re: No longer worried about it
How does UL make me miserable? By chasing pointless targets for no reason other than to chase them. Time, energy, money and, yes, even a little bit of stress that I could be going even lighter. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 07, 6:05pm

No longer worried about it
It was a phase for me. The reason: Intent. I don't backpack just to backpack. Backpacking, for me, is more purposeful; just a tool to do "something else." That "something...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 05, 11:56am

7 vs 9
Have you considered the "wide" ( 25.6") versions of the exped pads? I have a pair of the Downmat 9 LW (long-wide) pads with the built-in pumps. Hopefully enough will transition o...

In GEAR » re-thinking Exped pad decision--call out on UL9
April 08, 5:52pm

Cabela's Alaskan Guide 6-person tents
These retail for ~650 and are completely "bomber" tents. I purchased them for a trip which never materialized. They're too heavy for backpacking but are made for car-camping, fly-in c...

In Gear Swap » Cabela's Alaskan Guide 6-person tents
September 19, 8:47pm

ASAT Leafy
I second the ASAT Leafy setup. You can wear just about anything (including layering) below it, though I used browns and greens and it's very very light weight mesh. I've often time hunt...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 11, 7:38pm

Re: Jannu
Those are going to be way heavy for SAR work in Central California, unless you're OES Type-1 AND deployed MA into a multi-day in the Sierras at high elevation in winter ... and even then it'...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
September 02, 9:33pm

Mids and vestibules
If you're hiking with two people and a 'mid, why not just carry two groundcloths/tarps? One goes inside on the ground The other can be used with a trekking pole, staked out as a vestibu...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 02, 8:24pm

Tallness
At 6'6" 245 I hear ya. I've been using Mont-bell Super-spiral long bags (love 'em, that spiral cut is totally worth it) and a GoLite Shangri-La 3 with no center pole (use hiking...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
September 02, 8:07pm

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