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Doug Smith (Jedi5150) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central CA
About Me LEO K9 handler, with SAR, EMS background.
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down
Thanks Karl, and everyone else who has mentioned down vs synthetic. I've spent most of this evening reading up on this site and others about down vs synthetic, especially in regards to the Sie...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 10:56pm

dog carabiner
Thanks all, for the continued suggestions. Jennifer, I appreciate your remarks, and will consider it carefully. I've already spent a lot of cash on this hobby, and if I can learn from other ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 8:29pm

bear container
Robert and Bob, let me add more clarification on the food issue. 4 days is the longest trip I am packing for, so that makes three nights. I am not a lunch eater...in fact, I rarely eat breakfast....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 5:07pm

woobie
Thanks for the insight Justin. I do have a Kifaru Marauder and Express (both 1st Gen). At 2,500ci, thanks to all the MOLLE webbing and 1,000d cordura, the Marauder is no lighter than the Late Sea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 4:54pm

bear boxer
Thanks Robert, I had seen the Bear Boxers in photos before, but never knew they were lighter than a Bearikade. The price is not horrible on them either. I also like that they taper towards the en...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 4:31pm

categories
I think I better understand what you're getting at. So far the pack, bear can, and camera are the only items I have not conceded on, and even some of those I am confident I will be able to li...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 3:51pm

ultralight
Thanks MB. I'm afraid you might have missed the spirit of this thread, though. I consider a 10-12 lb base weight to be ultralight for a 3-4 day trip at high elevations. I'm looking for s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 2:51pm

more light
Thanks again for all the great advice, folks. I'll try to address each in turn. Jennifer, your advice to keep an open mind (others have alluded to it as well), is something I'm trying...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 1:05pm

lighter gear
Wow, thanks very much for the helpful and insightful replies. It gives me a lot to think about. I used to be much more concerned with redundancy, so that is one area I've already saved a lot ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 07, 10:36pm

light gear
Thanks Bob and Andrew, I appreciate your thoughts so far. One thing I've already considered is exchanging the Unna for an Akto, if I really decide I need a Hilleberg for summering in the Sierr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 07, 3:46pm

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