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About Me Grew up in the PNW loving the Oregon Cascades and High Desert. Too many years in the Army "hiking" mountains in Afghanistan.
Settled down and getting back to my backpacking roots.
CityRaleigh
StateNorth Carolina
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Green Thumb

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Greens, Orange, Yellow
I'm interested in shades of green, orange, yellow, and white. I do like the blues and reds. I emailed DP, but no response. Thru-Hiker does have green and blue Dyneema X. I'd be willing to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyneema X and XPAC color availability?
February 20, 4:19pm

Dyneema X and XPAC color availability?
I can't seem to find any of these two fabrics in colors other than black, red, blue, green, and grey. Is anyone aware of other options? I see pictures of packs with colors other than these 5. W...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyneema X and XPAC color availability?
February 20, 11:55am

Oooh
Now that is a possibility. Make it dual use to compensate for the weight.

In Make Your Own Gear » Roll top closure, Roll bottom closure
February 14, 7:13pm

Zippers could work
I haven't compared the clips and extra fabric needed to do a roll bottom versus a zipper. I was also thinking about a zipper to make something like a panel loader. Does anyone have numbers ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roll top closure, Roll bottom closure
February 14, 6:57pm

Roll top closure, Roll bottom closure
I was thinking about how much I liked having bottom access to my old Lowe Alpine pack and realized that I haven't seen a UL pack with a bottom access. Zipper would add weight, but I was wonderi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roll top closure, Roll bottom closure
February 14, 6:39pm

Re: Tyvek looks like a good option for pants?
Rocco, I hike Art Loeb from Davidson River to Daniel Boone, and then back over Ivestor, down Greasy Cove to the MST along the BRP. I then crossed the BRP and dropped down into Cradle of Forest...

In GEAR » Looking for new rain gear
February 13, 12:21pm

Greenthumb's NC Shoulder Season List
I've used this list on a total of 5 trips in the last half of 2012 and one just last weekend (18 days out total). For a trip in December, I wore a mid-weight base layer instead of the light stu...

In Gear Lists » Greenthumb's NC Shoulder Season List
February 13, 12:04pm

Re: Looking for new rain gear
I purchased the Golite Malpais Trinity 3 layer jacket and the Currant Mountain Pac-Lite pants a couple months back for $130 total (some sort of sale price) and could not be happier. I ended up hiki...

In GEAR » Looking for new rain gear
February 13, 5:31am

Re: New member, new to LW/UL, with a 3-season gear list for a husband and wife
Most of my friends think I sacrifice comfort to get my base pack weight to 8 pounds, but that is not the case. It is entirely possibly to be warm and comfortable while carrying a minimal load.

In Gear Lists » New member, new to LW/UL, with a 3-season gear list for a husband and wife
February 12, 4:27pm

Thanks to everyone
Thank you all for your generosity. I definitely didn't expect as many response as I received. We are all set for gear at this point. Matt

In Gear Swap » WTB used packs and sleeping bags for Boy Scouts
February 12, 3:15am

All Reader Reviews by Green Thumb

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MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
I really tried to like this filter. It is awesome for the first 10 gallons or so. After a couple months of light use(about one overnighter a month), the original filter element crapped out and the uni...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 17, 3:57pm