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Re: Try this one..
That sounds like a good option. Might be a fun project for he and grandmother to work on.

In GEAR » Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
March 04, 8:28pm

Re: Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
Thanks guys, you are right. 30 oz and no frame is not good enough.

In GEAR » Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
March 04, 7:41pm

Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
I'm taking my nephew on an introductory backpacking trip to Big Bend, and I'm searching for a cheap pack for him. I see the Katahdin 40L on Steep and Cheap for $32, which would be great if...

In GEAR » Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
March 04, 6:50pm

Re: Big Bend with a 13-year old
Thanks for the help, guys. I haven't visited all the links yet, but I will. Yes, this will be over his spring break. Most spring breaks in TX are in the second or third week of March, wherea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Big Bend with a 13-year old
March 02, 7:29pm

Great thoughts
Thanks for all the great ideas! That is a lot to think about. I see that I might not have been clear about when my time off is. I have to take 8 weeks off between now and the end of the year...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 02, 6:37pm

WTB: Pack for 13 year old with 16" torso
I'm looking for a pack for my nephew for an upcoming trip. Nothing fancy, just something light and not expensive, as this won't get a lot of use. I measured his torso at 16". Anythi...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Pack for 13 year old with 16" torso
March 01, 5:40pm

Big Bend with a 13-year old
I just booked a flight for my 13 year old nephew to come down to Houston over his spring break so I can take him out to Big Bend for a week and introduce him to backpacking and to try to disconnect...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Big Bend with a 13-year old
March 01, 4:36pm

Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
With hard times in the oil industry, my company has changed its vacation policy so that we can't carry over any vacation after the end of the year. So, I will need to take about 8 weeks off th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 01, 3:52pm

Re: Lay-off = backpacking
I'm envious as well. With the layoffs at work (and rumors of a third round), I really wouldn't mind being "called downstairs". It might be just the kick in the pants I need to m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lay-off = backpacking
February 16, 8:23pm

Re: Gossamer Gear Gorilla Sizing for 5'10" guy
Peter, I had the same dilemma. 5'10"(and a half), 19" torso (plus or minus a little every time I measured). I got a size large, and the straps come off my shoulders right at horizon...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Gorilla Sizing for 5'10" guy
February 16, 7:54pm

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