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I would think that minimizing the maximum distance a piece of down could travel before hitting a baffle would be important. For example, if a baffle pattern allowed for no direct path of travel gre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 21, 5:14pm

Re: Re: Batteries
I would think a good option for a thru-hiker might be the Steripen Freedom - 2.6 oz weight and USB rechargeable battery. If you are carrying other electronic devices which are USB-chargeable (camer...

In GEAR » Would a newbie survive PCT w/ a steripen?
August 21, 11:25am

Re: Taste of the Wild
What about keeping your dog food the same as at home and adding some peanut butter for an extra boost? Peanut butter has pretty good calories/ounce and good fat and protein amount. My dog would tur...

In GEAR » Ultra light dog food
August 20, 10:11am

Re: Re: How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
I would recommend try using just 1 pole. I've been using 1 pole in hand with leash in the other for a few years now. It's kind of nice because you can switch off what hand you use the pole ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 18, 10:18am

Re: HMG Southwest 3400 weight-saving customizations
I cut out the interior netting for a water bladder on my HMG 4400 SW and trimmed a couple inches off the shoulder and hipbelt straps (I wouldn't touch the compression straps). I think I saved a...

In GEAR » HMG Southwest 3400 weight-saving customizations
August 17, 8:52am

Re: Searching for HMG discount code
When I go to HMG's website and click on a pack, a pop-up appears and says I can get a coupon for 10% off if I sign up for their newsletter. Expires 8/31

In Gear Deals » Searching for HMG discount code
August 16, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800
Talk to Ben at Goose Feet Gear.

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800
August 13, 2:36pm

Re: Re: Re Re Why Compromise
My HMG 4400 SW is from early 2013. It carries pretty well, but I'd say 35-40 lbs is the most I'd want to use it all day for, maybe 45 lbs if just a few miles. I have not tried a 2014 model ...

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 4:45pm

Re: Paradox/Seek Outside Unaweep Pics
If the frame + hipbelt + harness weighs 23 oz, I could see this being a fun platform for a MYOG pack, i.e. you could try sewing up various packbags that all attach to the same basic frame. I don...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 11, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Pecos Wilderness in the Fall
Thanks, I did not know there would be gates on the road to the TH's. Looking at the map, I was thinking of taking trail 257 to Pecos Baldy Lake. Then go along Trailriders Wall to the Truchas...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness in the Fall
August 11, 6:54pm

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