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Multi-Pack
@ Wolf's Rain: I like the Multi-pack for what I use it for (a pack for camera gear). I mostly use it as a chest pack although it gets a bit hot having it ride on my chest all day. Still, it&...

In GEAR » Porter Pack - HMG hip belt pockets or "after market"
November 12, 8:36pm

Cool photos!
Cool photos, thanks for sharing. I've never been able to get my camera out and turned on fast enough to capture even a half ways decent bear or mountain lion sighting. I'm lucky to ...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
November 12, 8:26pm

Zpacks Pockets
@Wolf's Rain: Yeah, the old version of the Zpacks pockets look more or less like a miniaturized Zpacks Multipack. It was just a simple zippered cuben fiber pocket with a couple of attachmen...

In GEAR » Porter Pack - HMG hip belt pockets or "after market"
November 12, 6:43pm

Porter hip belt pockets
I opted for the standard hip belt (no pockets) for my HMG Porter. For some trips I attach one, or both, of my older version Zpacks zippered cuben hip belt pockets. My aftermarket pockets attach e...

In GEAR » Porter Pack - HMG hip belt pockets or "after market"
November 12, 3:30pm

"Its absolute indifference steadied me"
Enjoyed this article... thanks for sharing. I too appreciate seeking out less traveled places. @ Don Morris... Interestingly, I just visited CHIS again too. In fact, we may have been on the sa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Its absolute indifference steadied me."
November 11, 9:07pm

Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripod
I've been using the Vanguard Alta 225cb for most of this year. The tripod itself is carbon fiber and it includes a SBH-30 ballhead. It's not full height (max is ~49"), but it's f...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
November 11, 2:16pm

Thanks!
Didn't realize they sold these. That's a good start! Now just have to think about how I'll make the other part that the valve seats onto. Thanks again. -N.

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
November 09, 3:23pm

Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
I'm looking for a source of inflation valves similar to that used on the Therm-a-rest NeoAir pads for a little project. Anyone know where to source something like this? I looked around at a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
November 09, 1:06pm

Dream trip
I'd love to go back and do a long trip through the Sourhern Alps and Fjordland areas of the South Island, NZ. Amazing scenery, variable weather, and lots of opportunities for remote walking on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What would be your ultimate backpacking adventure?
September 17, 9:53pm

What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
It's a mixed bag... A lot of my local national forest and wilderness areas burned in a series of fires over the last 5 or 6 years. I recall one particularly good example of hiking in an a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
September 03, 3:47pm

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