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Re: Re: What The Heck Is In Jim's Freaking Pack?
>> Re the lack of back pad vs. sweat, I guess I could just line the inside with a plastic bag just like I do with my main pack. Silnylon = waterproof. >> Down vest 6.1 oz, Hoodie ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 18, 5:39am

Re: Re: Re: What The Heck Is In Jim's Freaking Pack?
Congrats, that's a sizeable weight savings without having to spend any money. I do have a variation on my gear list for the Canyon. Actually, it's a "no bugs, minimal rain" lis...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 17, 8:25am

Re: What The Heck Is In Jim's Freaking Pack?
I guess it shouldn't surprise me that you seem to have a LOT of fire-related stuff but, honestly, you don't need it all. I take one bic and have a few matches tucked in my FAK. For longer ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 16, 11:22am

Re: Re: ACE
>> Is it just me or do others find an Ace bandage to be fairly useless? I worked as an athletic trainer through college. Ace bandages were useful for strapping on ice bags. :) If you&#...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 15, 7:34am

Re: First Aid Kit and "E" (Emergency) Kit
So, we're talking about a corridor rim-to-river hike. Now that we know what's in the FAK and eKit, what are in these? - Sundries (patch kit, chapstick, meds, etc.) 9.6 oz - Pouch (su...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 14, 10:02pm

Re: Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
My comments are based on the 'proposed changes' list. I'm wondering what's all in the FAK (7.9oz) and in the eKit (7.9oz) considering you also list these items separately: - Bat...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 13, 9:36pm

Re: Small Travel Essentials Backpack
I went through the Goldilocks-thing ("This one is too big, this one is too small...") with casual daypacks until I got the Osprey Flare and it's now my go-to pack. Just right as a car...

In GEAR » Small Travel Essentials Backpack
April 03, 9:34am

Re: Shell needed for CA student headed to Michigan-rain, snow and wind
I'm always amazed at how many college students here are running around campus in Arc'teryx jackets but Bivouacs ("outdoor rugged meets campus chic") carries loads of them. Interes...

In GEAR » Shell needed for CA student headed to Michigan-rain, snow and wind
April 02, 12:03pm

Re: Glen Canyon: The Place No One Knew
>> http://www.glencanyon.org/media_center/map-tour Saw this recently -- great stuff. Highly recommend 'Damnation' (and, yeah, I'd call it "wiped out".)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Glen Canyon: The Place No One Knew
March 27, 7:10pm

Re: Re: Dividing gear with significant other
Not exactly a 'significant other' but I've backpacked often with my son. It's part of what started me down the 'UL' road, as I'm the 5'2" mom and he was a skinn...

In GEAR » Dividing gear with significant other
March 20, 6:15am

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