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osprey volt
I believe the Osprey Volt 60 can carry that loand, and it weighs around 3 1/2 lbs.

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 12:36pm

Target
We got pretty light battery operated ones at Target last Christmas season

In GEAR » UL Tent LED christmas lights?
August 11, 6:07pm

Stratospire 2
I don't know much about all the different choices, but we love our SS2. I am 5'8" and my wife is 5'1", and we have so much room in this tent. We even bring our packs in when...

In GEAR » Yay - another "help me choose a light 2 person tent" question. Comparison spreadsheet inside
August 11, 3:01pm

I vote SS2
My wife and I bought one in the Spring of 2014, and we love it. It takes much less time to set up than any other tent we have owned, and is very roomy. When it's raining, we even are able to ...

In GEAR » 2 person Double Wall
August 11, 2:55pm

our friend
We hike with a retired Army officer. He said he went to the exchange one day, and they had teflon pans for $5.99. He bought an 8" and went home and cut off the handle. I have seen it in act...

In GEAR » Best UL non-stick frying pan for the trail?
June 13, 8:51am

same problem
My wife and I are having the same issue. We have used the quilts on 4 trips, and each trip our tent still smells a little like wet dog from the down. Hopefully it will fade as time passes, and we...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
June 09, 8:56am

a lot better
So I did really well last week in doing my exercises and foam roller at least once a day, and mostly twice. I also bought a strap specifically designed for my IT Band. This past weekend, we went ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
June 09, 7:42am

thanks, jennifer
Will commence on the closed chain exercises...and I won't give up, I like backpacking too much! It is funny how some minute things can be off and cause pain. For example, today I have walke...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
June 02, 12:56pm

measuring your feet
I believe when you properly use the Brannock device, you use the larger of the size shown by the length of your foot, or the size shown by the heel to ball measurement (this is a part of the device...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blood under Nails and Shoe Size Question
June 02, 9:48am

Hi Greg!
Yeah, maybe I did something different on my stride too on our first trip out this year. I don't believe I take long strides, and in fact, I tried very hard to make sure I took very short steps...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
June 02, 9:09am

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