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Zpacks Zero as possible SAR pack
This is a very helpful thread for me. I am a volunteer in mountain search and rescue. For me, at age 65, being light is important. My days of 45+ lb. packs are over! The Zpacks solution is ve...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Custom Zpacks Zero - Finally Got the Perfect SUL Pack
August 31, 11:15am

Re: CDT
I second what brooklynkayak said. I really like my ULA CDT, especially for loads not more than 25 pounds. Usually my base weight is no more than 10 lbs. and in such cases, the CDT fills the bill.

In GEAR » GG VC Crown or ULA CDT
August 31, 10:10am

Re: Re: Sleeping Bag for Wife
"I would add Feathered Friends to your list." To chime in again, I say that I wholeheartedly endorse Dustin's suggestion as well. I have a FF bag (Lark)that I have used for some 1...

In GEAR » help finding a lightweight, warm bag for my wife
February 22, 9:46am

Sleeping Bag for Wife
Oops, sorry! Meant to say Bag, not Tent!

In GEAR » help finding a lightweight, warm bag for my wife
February 20, 10:52am

Tent for Wife Suggestion
In the last 12 months, I bought my wife a MHW Phantom 15. She has used it for a relatively small number of nights in a tent and really likes it, fyi.

In GEAR » help finding a lightweight, warm bag for my wife
February 20, 10:51am

I Have Had a FF Lark for over 15 years
Just to throw my 2 cents in: I have a FF Lark that I bought in the mid 1990's. In my case, I ordered it with 6 oz. of overfill, fyi. In short, I love it. It has pretty much the same loft th...

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Nimbus Trace 62, Feathered Friends Lark
February 13, 9:27am

How many miles
Speaking as one who has been hiking and backpacking for over 40 years and is about to turn 64, my answer: it all depends. First, I live in southern New Mexico at about 7,200 ft. of altitude. If ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New to this - how fast can one backpack (miles/day)?
April 03, 3:48pm

Neoair + Conduit
Partially inflated regular Neoair in my Conduit works for me.

In GEAR » Air pad instead of foam in frameless pack
March 07, 10:42am

UL vs BC vs SHTF
I am one who has only recently started to lighten my load. Not quite at the UL level yet, but still a whole lot lighter than I used to be. Right now, I have got my base weight in the 11 lb. area....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who gets out more, the UL or the BC camper?
March 01, 12:52pm

Moab Ventilator
I have had mine for about a year and a half now and like them. I have a very high arch, which requires care in selecting and fitting my shoes. Would buy them again.

In GEAR » Has anyone had any experience with the Merrill Moab Ventilator shoes?
February 13, 7:15am

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