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Re: Re:Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
never said roughing it.. for your trip i'd have a 12.5 lb baseweight with a fully enclosed tent, full size neo air, pillow, 20F quilt, camera, canister stove and bear spray. http://www.geargra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
August 28, 6:15am

Re: traffic jam
Yikes.. the 2nd picture looks like the line waiting for pictures with the summit sign on Mt Washington sometimes. between people hiking, driving and taking the cog railway it is nuts. my group ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » traffic jam
August 27, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
"I still don't feel it will provide durable long lasting protection and its kind of wasteful at the same time." I have the original one i started with last year and it made it 19 d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
August 27, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
skip the shovel.. you can dig a hole with your trekking pole or tent stake. skip the pack cover. Put things you need to stay dry in a trash compactor bag, twist it shut, pack the rest on top ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
August 27, 1:45pm

Re: Re: Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
I think conditioning your feet to Hiking in general takes time. between climbing, hiking and spending most of the time barefoot or in sandals when not working my feet are pretty bulletproof. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 27, 1:01pm

Re: Re: Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
I'm not a fan of having my shoes soaked when i can avoid it, i cross streams barefoot usually. It does take some extra time but the comfort factor is worth it. If i had a crossing where i wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 27, 10:48am

Re: Re: Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
Did you buy the Atmos at REI? exchange it for an Exos 58 and you'll drop over 1lb and have nearly the same room but less weight. I switched from Miniworks to Sawyer squeeze and never lo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
August 27, 10:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2 nighter
Did you survive? ;)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy one nighter in New England?
August 26, 7:44am

Re: Re: Tahoe Rim Trail fastpack and video!
Nice, that looks like a fun trip to do. I liked the Long Trail videos too since I did that last year NOBO... i'm not sure I could leave Starks Nest into the rain like that haha..

In Post-Trip Reports » Tahoe Rim Trail fastpack and video!
August 26, 7:26am

Re: post
there are dozens of JMT list threads to post about hiking gently through Yosemite.. why post in the one where the guy is running it with certain goals that have nothing to do with you or what you ...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 25, 6:22pm

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