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considered the kelty?
Kelty has good ones. I'm not sure how the weight compares, but they have a pack on the back that carries up to 20 liters of stuff. Left lane sports has them for between $100 and $130 here: h...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Sherpani Rumba Superlight child carrier
June 02, 8:28am

bundt cake
I've been toying with a bundt cake idea. Basically a combination of the swiss ranger and the back country boiler/kelly kettle. Best of both worlds...

In GEAR » "Inverse cone chimney kettle"
June 02, 8:23am

looking good
Wow... I'm impressed...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Backpacks
May 29, 3:04pm

While not incredibly light, I love our kelty backcountry child carrier. It is incredibly comfortable and carries the weight well. My wife carried it when we took our one year old on a 3 day backpac...

In GEAR » Baby on the way: ultralight infant gear?
May 29, 2:54pm

and fast
yah, it was quick... I really had an itchy finger to buy!

In Gear Deals » Golite packs at the clymb
May 28, 6:09pm

Golite packs at the clymb
They have men and women's golite pinnacle packs on for $75 at the clymb today. as a selfish afterthought, you can help me out and register through me to get me a credit (and $10 for you): h...

In Gear Deals » Golite packs at the clymb
May 28, 10:59am

BC - Stein Valley
Try the Stein Valley through hike:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggestions for a 10-day, PNW trip in July?
May 23, 2:58pm

definietly worth it
I started at 10000 feet, took diamox 2x a day starting a day in advanced and then proceeded up to about 20000+ feet over the course of the next two days. yah my ears were ringing, but I doubt i'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox does it work ?
May 23, 2:54pm

I forgot to mention, here in Bolivia they offer a cheap alternative to diamox. They give you pills that are a mixture of caffeine and aspirin. Basically thinning the blood and then speeding up cell...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking at High Elevations
May 21, 5:57pm

sleep high
I agree with bert and would add that it is important to sleep high. Just because you've spent time at altitude in the past, after being away for 2 weeks your body readjusts. They say in best ca...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking at High Elevations
May 21, 6:07am

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