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Re: Re: Entry Level Kayak Info
Thanks John, great resource. Almost too great, I think my head is about to explode...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Entry Level Kayak Info
July 29, 10:08am

Thanks so far!
Thanks so far for the suggestions everyone. The Shift LT is a great looking shell, but I'm concerned about the NeoShell material. I've heard it isn't that warm and not as windproof ...

In GEAR » High End Fastpacking Jacket for Bad Weather
July 29, 8:09am

Entry Level Kayak Info
Can anyone recommend an entry level kayaking book and/or dedicated forum to check out? I'm moving next year and will have access to 3 major reservoirs and the North Platte River in Wyoming, it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Entry Level Kayak Info
July 29, 7:41am

Re: 2015 Gear List - First Time Backpacker
Okay, gear feedback as requested. All the following are just opinions. Don't take a bear can unless it is required in the specific area you are packing. It is far more effective and lighte...

In Gear Lists » 2015 Gear List - First Time Backpacker
July 28, 2:02pm

Beta LT may be the winner
The Arc'teryx Beta LT uses 40D Gore-Tex Pro, has 2 hand pockets and 1 internal pocket, one of the best reviewed hoods in the industry, and the tech specs list it at 10.1 ounces. So my new qu...

In GEAR » High End Fastpacking Jacket for Bad Weather
July 28, 1:17pm

Re: 2015 Gear List - First Time Backpacker
Welcome to BPL! For someone who is brand new to backpacking, getting started with the right information is the most important. 2 books you absolutely need to read are Andrew Skurka's Ultima...

In Gear Lists » 2015 Gear List - First Time Backpacker
July 28, 12:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Big SEKI Loop in August
As far as stakes go, set it up with all groundhogs and then decide which, if any, aren't really bearing a lot of weight and replace those with the skewers. Or just use all groundhogs. That&#...

In Gear Lists » Big SEKI Loop in August
July 28, 12:36pm

Re: Big SEKI Loop in August
Some opinions: Don't ditch the pillow. I know that from the quality of sleep I get from mine, it could weigh 8 ounces and I'd still take it. Stakes: take a combo. 4 groundhogs for t...

In Gear Lists » Big SEKI Loop in August
July 28, 8:02am

Re: Re: Clarification
I need to look deeper into unfamiliar brands it seems. I completely forgot about Luke's ultra light. His 3 layer eVent jacket with pit zips at 8.5 oz is crazy. Very cool if I decide to go fu...

In GEAR » High End Fastpacking Jacket for Bad Weather
July 27, 8:58pm

Clarification
To clarify, yes, I meant a shell, not an insulated jacket. I would be layering with an appropriate fleece and base layer as per the conditions. I agree that 14 oz is heavy, but I did say up to ...

In GEAR » High End Fastpacking Jacket for Bad Weather
July 27, 11:05am

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