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Pecos Wilderness in the Fall
I've been wanting to hike in the Pecos Wilderness for a few years now. But every year it seems something comes up (forest fire, new job, injury, etc). So I think this fall I will finally hi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness in the Fall
August 11, 4:26pm

Re: Competition
"What I see is that they are creating a pack to compete with HMG'S Porter and the Paradox Unaweep. A relatively lightweight pack that can take heavier loads while withstanding multiple use...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
August 11, 8:24am

Re: Re: Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
My point was that there is no reason to roll a silnylon tarp - doing so is a waste of time IMO. The material is so slippery, I can just quickly stuff it into a sack and it still packs down small. M...

In GEAR » Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
August 08, 8:04am

Re: One more Pro/Con
One additional difference: Cuben tarps are bulkier than silnylon If you take the time to diligently fold cuben, it may come out a similar size. But silnylon is so slippery, it is easy to stuf...

In GEAR » Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
August 07, 5:00pm

Re: Frame Weight
So just under 2 lbs for the frame + hipbelt + shoulder harness?

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 07, 10:12am

Re: Re: Arizona in December - trip suggestions?
Hike Arizona is the best resource for hiking in the state: http://hikearizona.com For a uniquely Arizona hike, what about Aravaipa Canyon? See here for details: http://hikearizona.com/decode...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Arizona in December - trip suggestions?
August 07, 8:37am

Re: Re: Paradox/Seek Outside Unaweep Pics
OP, thanks for the pictures and information on the cuben version of this pack. Using the weights you've provided, I get: Cuben 3900 Unaweep without talon: 38.3 oz Cuben 3900 Unaweep with no...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 07, 7:43am

Re: HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
My HMG 4400 SW has been the only pack I've used in the past year (I've sold everything else). I use it for everything from day-hikes to week long backpacking/fishing trips. It has less comp...

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
August 06, 1:35pm

Re: size of zipper?
I use Quest's #8 zipper stop on my #3 zippers and it works fine somehow (even lines up with the teeth).

In Make Your Own Gear » silly question about zipper ends/stops...
August 06, 10:10am

Re: Re: Favorite CDT shirt
"But now I'm wondering about the Boreas. I would live in that piece if I could. It wouldn't be too hot? I have the Beluga color (that dark grey)." For me, wearing a windshirt 1...

In GEAR » Favorite high Sierra shirt?
August 05, 8:05am

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