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Re: Gear for the Non-ultralight wanting to go a little lighter
Buy a scale that measures to grams, not just ounces. many on the market. that said, it seems silly to be trying to eak out savings in grams when you could knock big chunks off. unfortunately y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear for the Non-ultralight wanting to go a little lighter
January 25, 12:42pm

Re: Here are some of the things I’m trying to figure out.
I mentioned time rather than miles because that takes into account the terrain. 1. Rain Jackets I rarely wear one when running. It won't keep me dry because I perspire quite a bit. I bring...

In GEAR » BPL for Trail Running?
January 18, 12:59pm

Re: Re: BPL for Trail Running?
I pretty much agree with Craig. There is some gear involved at longer distance running. What length of running, time wise, are you talking about. 2 hours? 12 hours? multi day? Are you tal...

In GEAR » BPL for Trail Running?
January 18, 11:48am

Re: september storms
"" We get storms that are unexpectedly cold or heavy, not unexpectedly arriving. "" Are these really that different, when it comes to preparation and survival ? Unexpected...

In GEAR » Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
January 15, 8:47am

Re: Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
I guess it boils down to your philosophy for backcountry preparation. There seem to be two basic philosophies : Best Case and Worst Case. Most of the ultralighters here seem to prefer best cas...

In GEAR » Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
January 14, 9:51pm

Re: Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
By SHR you mean Sierra High Route right, mostly cross country. So won't you be off trail and going cross country in the high mountains ... near the end of the season when its usually nice bu...

In GEAR » Raingear for JMT/SHR in Sept
January 14, 2:38pm

Re: JMT Dates?
I prefer the first half of August for the JMT. mosquitos have mostly died down. passes are usually snow free. streams have subsided, but not totally dried up so water is still plentiful. Whil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Dates?
January 10, 7:54pm

Re: JMT Sleeping Bag
Do you use a tent, an ultra light tarp, or something in between ? a 30* bag with a tent should cover 95% of all situations. I'm not a tarp person so can't speak to that.

In GEAR » JMT Sleeping Bag
January 04, 9:12am

Re: Going tentless
You never need a tent until you "" NEED "" one. How much does a bivy & tarp combination weigh ? 1.0 to 1.5 lb depending ... There are solo tents which are really supe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going tentless
December 21, 12:35pm

Re: Re: Running pack for unsupported trips
so 25 liters +- my Golite Ion, size small, is about 23 liters (1400 ci) weighs 261 grams. a size medium or large Ion would easily fit your stuff. I've never run with the Ion, but if ...

In GEAR » Running pack for unsupported trips
November 25, 9:37am

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