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10 lbs
10 lbs and $200. But only the pack is ligbt (vapor trail). Still working at lightening things up.

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 20, 8:39am

Everyone is different
I don't like my shoulder straps to go straight back either, I want them to be slightly ABOVE my shoulders. No real weight on my shoulders. I have also had issues with my lower back, but not...

In GEAR » general pack fit help (with bonus harness attachment question!)
January 17, 5:04pm

To filter or not to filter, is that the question...
There is a clear mountain stream in the Sierras that for many, many years we drank from without treating. No one had any problems (though I believe that I am "immune" to giardia). Then ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
January 15, 3:15pm

Re: Re: check this one out
I'd use the toilet seat (remove the lid to lighten it up) that snaps on a 5 gallon bucket. Cut down the bucket to save weight. Dig hole, place bucket over hole, do your "business", ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: wilderness toilet
January 14, 12:21pm

Great ideas...
With 1/4 cup measurements I can guess the others well enough. Some really great ideas here (I knew there would be). I got one of those really light SS pots from Sierra Trading Post and I thin...

In GEAR » Measuring water
January 14, 12:00pm

Measuring water
What does everyone use? I use mostly prepackaged meals that call for a very specific amount of water and don't really want to experiment with alternate amounts. Carrying a measuring cup seems...

In GEAR » Measuring water
January 13, 4:48pm

Shoulders
I can't carry 5 lbs on my shoulders comfortably for an hour. In that time frame the muscles that connect your shoulders to your neck are killing me. I carry 90%+ of the weight on my hips.

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 13, 1:33pm

Big Sky inflatable pillow
"Just a couple of days ago I got a Big Sky inflatable pillow. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising." Be sure to let us know how it works for you. I am curious to know if y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
January 10, 10:34am

Pillow pocket
I've tried a "pillow pocket" on a BA sleeping bag and that didn't work for me, no where to put my arm...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
January 09, 3:52pm

Cost
Just curious what your material costs are so far.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG first down quilt: Karo Step
January 09, 3:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Campsaver.com Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm