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Up to 35lbs
I've carried 35lbs in my Zimmerbuilt and it was ok. At < 30lbs it's ideal. Fits like a dream. ~40% weight on hips, ~60 on shoulders. At 3...

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt Owners - How Does it Ride??
October 17, 12:33pm

My first backpacking trip I hiked in: -a dozen jumbo sized handwarmers. -hatchet -air soft gun -frisbee -tube of fire gel -large blue tarp -thick long rope -hand crank flashlight -pli...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 09, 4:31pm

Fire tanker crash in yosemite
FYI, there's another fire in yosemite near dog rock? Not sure exactly where that is...but apparently an air tanker crashed in the process. Hopefully the guy got out ok.... Yosemite camer...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire tanker crash in yosemite
October 07, 8:01pm

I did that
I switched from my WM versalite regular to a zpacks 10 degree. I love the weight savings. It feels slightly less warm....however the biggest sacrifice to me is the extra wiggle room and hood. N...

In GEAR » Zpacks 10 deg. To Replace WM Ultralite and Versalite?
October 02, 5:35pm

None have displays unless u buy a seperate lcd "backpack". Its the price you pay for a sub 4 oz camera. I wish they had real stats on the website...what kinda sensor, weight, battery ...

In Photography » Gopro 4 is here
September 29, 11:06pm

Gopro 4 is here
Still trying to find weight specs on it. Sounds like they improved low light performance and audio ...and actually give you control over ISO and shutter.

In Photography » Gopro 4 is here
September 29, 10:30pm

Backpacks for kids?
Anyone have backpack suggestions for an 8 year old? Just realized my old vapor trail won't fit him....

In GEAR » Backpacks for kids?
September 28, 10:47am

Lightest tent for snow?
Heya, I love my Hexamid, but not sure how to make it work in deep snow. I have SMC snow anchors....but I think the center pole would just sink in right? Is there a trick for that? Anywho for ...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 27, 1:54pm

That bad eh? I was planning on keeping his pack at around 10lbs or so....maybe that would help. I'm wondering if a redbull would do the trick...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy Yosemite trips for nephews
September 25, 10:40pm

Very helpful!
Very helpful advice! Sounds like its safest to stay at wawona campground that first night, then start at Ostrander/fuzzybear trailhead. Thanks everyone! My nephews owe you big time ;)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy Yosemite trips for nephews
September 25, 10:10pm

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