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Re: Porter vs Southwest/Windrider
Suspension is the same. The Porter has customizable lash points on the external body. It also does not have a hydration port so is theoretically more rain proof. The Porter compression straps ar...

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
October 21, 7:43pm

Re: A different approach, and why others don't do this?
"I am just wondering if I am just a SUL geek or is there something else?" Yes you are and it is pretty awesome. I am not but continue to learn much from that forum.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » A different approach, and why others don't do this?
October 21, 8:21am

Re: Re: creep weight
@Ken - I see what you did there. Plus you used the title creep weight. LOL.

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 3:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: creeping weight
"This is something I'll never have to worry about. Every time I think of having children, someone who knows me well offers me money to resist the urge. It's how I fund my gear purchase...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 3:15pm

Re: Re: zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
"The HMG with its two stays is not far behind." Any issue with load carrying ability at higher weights (you define that at 28 lbs) is the width and length of the hipbelt. HMG increase...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 1:33pm

Re: Creeping Weight
Thanks for sharing Mike - there is hope for my kids! It was said in jest but those who have or have had kids in their teens know that we are privileged just to parent them! ; )

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Re: creeping weight
I actually went full circle. My kids started to join me and so the pack weight went up. Now that they are teens, I am of no interest to them anymore so I am back on the warpath to lighten my load...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 12:03pm

Re: zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
Having compared the two, I believe that the Windrider volume is not calculated using the front pocket. If you compare the two packs, the Windrider seems a bit larger (taller). Having said that, t...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 12:01pm

Re: Re: Campsite Jacket for 30F Recommendation?
Don't forget you can add a wind shirt and rain shell to add warmth as well. For 30F, 2.5oz of 800 + down will work for me with these considerations (as well as a merino wool beanie and wool gl...

In GEAR » Campsite Jacket for 30F Recommendation?
October 19, 9:03pm

Re: Bear Paw Designs Tarp and Minimalist 1
What's the weight? Thx

In Gear Swap » Bear Paw Designs Tarp and Minimalist 1
October 19, 10:49am

All Reader Reviews by Dave U

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Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
NM

In Books and Media
August 27, 1:10pm

Ronald Turnbull The Book of the Bivvy. Cicerone: UK 2nd. ed. 2007
NM

In Books and Media
August 27, 1:06pm

Integral Designs eVent Overbag
NM

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 13, 11:26pm

GoLite Jam2
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In Backpacks - Frameless
March 13, 11:22pm

TarpTent
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In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 13, 11:20pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
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In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 13, 11:17pm

Integral Designs Event Unishelter
nm

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 06, 10:23pm

Integral Design Hot Socks
?

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 06, 10:16pm

Integral Designs Pertex Windshirt
nm

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 05, 8:16am

C and C Outdoors
Tough company to deal with. Most of their stock they drop ship direct from the manufacturer so although you may see something and put it in your cart and order it, it will not be currently available....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 18, 10:01am