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A good backpack option right now is the GoLite. The Jam 50 is priced at $80 and weighs under 2 lbs. Also the Jam 70 and 35 are similar weight for $10 more or less. Great lightweight pack for a b...

In GEAR » Need Help with Gear Ideas for a Beginning BP on a Very tight budget
June 13, 10:04am

Gear for September AT Section in NC
Thank you all for your suggestions. I had not really added up 6 outer layers, so I do appreciate the perspective. To justify one of those layers, I have gotten in the habit of always changing c...

In Gear Lists » September AT Section in NC
June 13, 8:17am

re: September AT Section in NC
I have a 15° quilt (23 oz) and also a 25° quilt (17 oz). The difference in weight is negligible for the additional 20° range of comfort. I am not one to hang out and stay up late. Once it is d...

In Gear Lists » September AT Section in NC
June 12, 7:05am

September AT Section in NC
Some friends of mine and I are planning a 6 day Section from Standing Indian (campground) to Fontana Dam in late September. Here is my gear list for everyone to critique. Each line in ALL CAPS is...

In Gear Lists » September AT Section in NC
June 11, 3:13pm

Lightweight and inexpensive
I ordered this for my son. Could not post the link (profanity detected) from w w w . d i c k s s p o r t i n g g o o d s . c o m /product/index.jsp?productId=12535914 It is the Brooks L....

In GEAR » Rain/windproof UL jacket
June 11, 2:12pm

Good price, but no longer available.
Sorry I missed this. Last week, I bought one for my son from Small was 97.95 and I found an online discount code for an additional 5%. Shipping was free. Ordered Monda...

In Gear Deals » Looking for great deal on NeoAir xlite
June 11, 1:59pm

Training at the Gym
Eric, Two comments. First my sister lives year round up in the Mt Charleston community. She is not a backpacker, but she hikes the trails every day (snowshoes in the winter). I made it up there...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training on a treadmill
June 11, 9:14am

Want to hear follow-up
Have fun! Please be sure to tell us about it and how light your guys were able to go. Safe travels (at least you are not going too far...)

In Philmont » Philmont Departure
June 07, 3:03pm

Chuck Wagon meals
Thanks for the info, folks. So it sounds like: 1) the crew will need to take a bowl for this meal (they are looking at other options for the remainder of the trek.) Would a 12-16 oz butter plast...

In Philmont » Food resupply and Chuck Wagon Meal
June 05, 9:50am

Thanks Mark, that's exactly what I was looking for.

In Philmont » Electronic Map and .gpx files
June 05, 9:37am

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