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Definitely an adjustable torso.
For the extra couple ounces, a well engineered adjustable torso is definitely worth the weight and cost. I like being able to dial in the perfect fit. That fit changes with the season, my clothin...

In GEAR » Fixed Torso vs. Adjustable Torso
December 31, 4:00pm

Re: Confessions of a recovering gear junky
>> I don't need nothing else, except for maybe a.......nope, I don't even need that, yet.;) Happy New Year! Nope... You don't need it. But you want it! And if it's your ...

In GEAR » Confessions of a recovering gear junky
December 31, 1:32pm

Woo hoo! Finally pulled the trigger on an SMD Traveler!
Woo hoo! I just placed an order for a new Traveler backpack from Six Moon Designs. Sorry, just had to tell somebody! I mean, I told my wife, but I needed to tell somebody that UNDERSTANDS! &q...

In GEAR » Woo hoo! Finally pulled the trigger on an SMD Traveler!
December 31, 12:22am

20 or so
I got 20 or so nights of camping in this year (mostly with my scouts), including 8 on the trail! After 4 years of NO backpacking due to back injuries, this year has been a breakthrough for me. ...

In Chaff » How many bag nights for 2011?
December 30, 9:15pm

Tarps not allowed at Philmont
I was told (and have read) that tarp, bivy, and hammock camping are not allowed at Philmont. I'm glad to read here that this is not the case in real-world experience. One of my former sco...

In Philmont » Henry Shire's TarpTent Use at Philmont
December 30, 8:47pm

Re: Me too!
>> Came back today and they had marked it down to $28. Score! Weighs 11.4oz in a Large in the stuff sack with the boat anchor zipper intact. Good score at $42. Great score at $28! My sis...

In Gear Deals » 12oz. Down Jacket for $42
December 30, 7:50pm

Thanks for the suggerstions
>> If I ever end up with too much, we just get new prescription glasses or sunglasses. Eats up hundreds of dollars quick. Thankfully, most of the family doesn't need them. I got LASI...

In GEAR » Spend your Flex Spending Account on new gear!
December 30, 11:29am

Re: Re: Spend your Flex Spending Account on new gear!
>> And, if there's any over-the-counter meds you ever use - get them now, I guess. That's one of the things that wasn't allowed in 2011. Unfortunately, that law was changed AF...

In GEAR » Spend your Flex Spending Account on new gear!
December 30, 12:28am

Spend your Flex Spending Account on new gear!
If you've got money left in your medical Flex Spending Account, remember you can still buy first aid kits/supplies with it! Thanks to Obamas last-minute changes to allowable flex spending ac...

In GEAR » Spend your Flex Spending Account on new gear!
December 29, 11:33pm

That's a wide open question
Wow... That is a pretty adventurous first backpacking trek, and "what do I need" is a wide open question. For every person on here, you're likely to get a different recommended gear...

In GEAR » Comfort/Light Weight
December 28, 9:13pm

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