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Re: Suggestion
>> Don't mean to bang on this drum again, but if you are carrying 30 lbs you don't want a UL pack. >> go to a store and try all the "name brand" lightweight packs you...

In GEAR » UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
March 20, 12:12pm

Re: Some Suggestions and Encouragement
Daryl, your points really make sense. One thing I'm realizing is that most, if not all, UL packs are "unisex" which essentially means that they're designed for men. Some, like...

In GEAR » UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
March 18, 11:34am

Re: whaddaevah fits
Thanks for everyone's suggestions and, you're right, I probably did too much "shopping by forum-reading" and should spend more time just trying on packs. I also talked to Chris...

In GEAR » UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
March 18, 11:11am

Re: Re: UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
I guess I should clarify why I want a better hipbelt -- and I may be completely wrong in my logic. I've been hiking in the Southwest canyons 2-3 times a year for the last few years -- Grand ...

In GEAR » UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
March 18, 10:41am

UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
I've gotten my base weight down to 12-13 lb and am pretty happy with it but I'm struggling with a backpack decision. I've been looking for a lightweight pack around 40-liters. I've...

In GEAR » UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
March 18, 8:54am

Re: jacket
>> How well does it breathe? All I've had a chance to do is walk the dog but I'm pretty sure that it won't breathe well at all. But that's something I knew and expected. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon anorak - seam finishing?
March 17, 12:21pm

Re: What clothes do you bring?
For short trips, I try to stick to ONE set of layers -- underwear, base, insulation, shell/rain. No duplicates or "either-or" items. Count on your layers to handle the range of conditions...

In GEAR » What clothes do you bring?
March 16, 9:04am

Re: Pattern?
I used a McCall's pattern -- M6252. I found it at my local JoAnn fabrics. I modified the hood/neck area slightly so that the zipper extends up to my chin. Also put elastic at the cuffs and hem...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon anorak - seam finishing?
March 16, 6:09am

Finished product
Thought I'd update with the finished product. Color was a given as I had a 2-yard leftover piece to use. Zipper is 11" long. Elastic at wrists and at hem with a cordlock. Total weight (in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon anorak - seam finishing?
March 15, 12:59pm

Re: Hiking the Grand Canyon?
My 2 cents for what they're worth... - What is the average time needed to apply for a permit? Permit requests are accepted on the first day of each month 4 months prior. So, for an April...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking the Grand Canyon?
March 09, 10:33pm

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