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My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: THE best photography carrying system?
0) Landscape in great light. 1) Nikon D700 with what ever lens I take, 17mm to 400mm, primes or zooms. Tripod is a Gitzo GT 921 chopped ext with ballhead at 20 ounces. Short but stiff and ligh...

In GEAR » THE best photography carrying system?
April 22, 8:20am

Re: Trimming my Aether 70--Get a new bag or cut it up?
I would try to find a lighter pack that was as comfortable, 5 pounds is a lot and so is four. I found Osprey to be pretty good, better than a REI Flash, but now I love my Aarn. After I decided the...

In GEAR » Trimming my Aether 70--Get a new bag or cut it up?
April 21, 5:16am

Re: Scalpers flipping Yosemite Reservations
IMHO everyone should get info from the scalpers and report them and or make a charge against them. Unfortunately I have to do this at home with people who trespass or will not clean up after their...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Scalpers flipping Yosemite Reservations
April 19, 7:28am

Re: Noob to Lightweight needs help!
I think you mean a Mountain Magic 55. I use and love a Marathon Magic 33 up to four days solo. I also have a Tarptent Sublite that worked very well in the heat of south Texas. If you need to kee...

In GEAR » Noob to Lightweight needs help!
April 18, 11:17am

Re: bivy (trailstar / duomid)
If bugs are a problem most of the time then maybe a enclosed single wall tent like a Sublite should be looked into. I use a Sublite 20 ounces complete if chance of rain is light and bugs are aroun...

In GEAR » bivy (trailstar / duomid)
April 18, 11:10am

Re: Shoulder Strap D-rings
I have carried a Nikon D700 w/L bracket with lens on a strap around my neck and over a shoulder. If the camera is off to the side it is not to bad a carry. Last year I purchased a Aarn Marathon M...

In Photography » Shoulder Strap D-rings
April 15, 7:09am

Re: Please critique my list
I have the MLD Solomid, so far it works well. If I need bug protection I use a TT Sublite. If your pack fits great I would not worry as much about the weight. I use a Aarn Marathon Magic 33 that...

In Gear Lists » Please critique my list
April 12, 6:47am

Re: Re: RE: "Insulation: less quality needed as move out from body (heat diff reduces)?"
Interesting thought but my setup would be a wool cap/pullover/pants then down inner jacket then down bag for the coldest times as that is what works layer wise for a total trip. I suspect down is ...

In GEAR » Insulation: less quality needed as move out from body (heat diff reduces)?
April 08, 10:36am

Re: TT Contrail
I talked to Henry before I purchased the Sublite. I think you should give him a call about your concerns. As I recall if I did not like the Sublite I could return it as long as it was still is se...

In GEAR » TT Contrail
April 02, 12:38pm

Re: Glove help
I carry Icebreaker gloves. I don't go much below freezing and they work well with poles. Thin enough and light.

In GEAR » Glove help
March 25, 5:04am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm