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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 16 and 7 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Lunar Duo questions
Being a newbie at backpacking, I thought I should learn how experienced LD users use their tent and deal with certain things. Here's a ton of questions I've come up with: 1. It seems lik...

In GEAR » Lunar Duo questions
May 23, 9:59am

Which packs should I be looking at?
If I was to get closer to an UL pack, which of these would be closest to meet my needs in the OP (note: I decided to only consider Dyneema packs)? Golite Pinnacle (largest) MLD ARK SMD Starlit...

In GEAR » Which packs should I be looking at?
May 23, 9:24am

Which packs should I be looking at?
I'm just getting started backpacking (first overnight in a week) and need some direction to narrow my choices down given my relevant info and desires below. I know most recommend getting all ot...

In GEAR » Which packs should I be looking at?
May 22, 1:03pm

Re: Re: "Men's or women's Sub Kilo?"
Wish the 20% off from a couple weeks back was still active. Anyway, I selected men's reg for me, women's long for wife (if I can get her interested or possibly me if not) and women's re...

In GEAR » Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
May 22, 11:52am

Re: Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
This is what the other guy told me: About 2 days ago it did get sold out. However, I contacted the REI customer service and they told be they would be restocking it Thursday (today) as they would ...

In GEAR » Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
May 22, 6:28am

Re: Re: Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
REI-outlet. In another thread, they told someone else they were getting more in soon. They claim on the site they can be backordered. They were not on the site at all yesterday. I'm trying to f...

In GEAR » Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
May 21, 11:24pm

Re: Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
Maybe their specs are wrong. Both list shoulder girth at 57 (women's reg is 56). The hips are 1" wider on the women's.

In GEAR » Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
May 21, 9:58pm

Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
I'm a newbie and thought I'd get a decent bag for a good price and noticed the women's long is essentially the same size as the reg men's (1" wider hip girth). Since I gather t...

In GEAR » Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
May 21, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Re: My thoughts so far
>About 2 days ago it did get sold out. However, I contacted the REI customer service and they told be they would be restocking it Thursday (today) as they would be receiving a new order. And sur...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 21, 7:25pm

Re: My thoughts so far
> I'm looking at getting the REI Sub Kilo 20deg bag (29oz) from REI Outlet for $115 You must have got the last one.

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 20, 9:18pm

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