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Karmic B*%&!cH Slap
Guys, internet sarcasm doesn't make for good karma for the website... Don't bring that bad mojo up in here. I'll go boil up some Echinacea and try to cleanse.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The only first aid kit you'll ever need
February 22, 7:58am

Re: Re: Cheap Pants
Ditto on DriDucks/FroggToggs pants. They aren't pretty but they are cheap, effective pants for camp lounging and added weather protection. Just don't go bushwhacking or they'll shred.

In GEAR » Cheap Pants
February 20, 6:51am

UL in Broader Terms
Sorry for quick thread drift, but I think it pertains to this topic. I don't want to apply terms to other people, but for me going UL is a greater mindset than simply taking lighter/less stu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
February 19, 7:16am

Re: Square footage
FWIW, I use an MLD SoloMid and can't imagine ever needing more room for myself; that includes most winter camping I do. I agree that sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of it's p...

In Philosophy & Technique » Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
February 18, 7:22pm

Re: kelty
The problem with kelty is that they make mid level gear. BPLers are only interested in the extremely expensive or the rediculously cheap, never the stuff one buys at sports authority. Thats wher...

In GEAR » Kelty Range Tarp
February 17, 9:05pm

I went against all common sense and everyone's advice and bought a pack first. ULA Ohm 2.0. Forced me to rethink the whole kit, and I'm happy I did. (Mostly I just couldn't stand my 5...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 09, 9:00am

MYOG Backpacking Shoes
Has anybody tried making their own shoes? I'm not talking camp booties or stream crossing shoes, but real deal hiking shoes. Just curious, I don't think I've ever come across a gear...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpacking Shoes
February 02, 9:40pm

Sounds like progress is expensive. =P Did you Gear Swap a lot or purchase new on everything? (excluding MYOG of course.)

In GEAR » Progress ;-?
February 02, 12:03pm

Re: Houdini
I would say yes to just get the Houdini, but I have no direct personal experience with the other windshirts mentioned. It seems the general consensus is the Houdini is overall the best available...

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 01, 3:01pm

Re: re: Windshirt Question
+1 on the Houdini I almost never bring a beanie for anything except winter. 3+ season I wear a brimmed sun hat and layer appropriately with a fleece wind pro earband and then hoods. We all lay...

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 01, 7:32am

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