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About Me I'm from Michigan and now I live in Texas. I have been an avid hiker and fisherman (spin and fly fishing) for most of my life. I have been a "traditional" backpacker and I am slowly trying to lighten my load.
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golite quest almost there
It's disappointing that such a 40+ pound (light in weight)load hauler for under 400 dollars in the US seems to be allusive. I'm on a similar quest for a light weight load hauler. I had hi...

In GEAR » load hauler backpack properties
September 08, 2:09pm

2.5 layer eVent DVL vs. 3 layer event
The Westcomb Focus LT looks pretty good at 9.7 oz. My only question is about the durability of 2.5 layer eVent DVL fabric vs. the regular 3 layer eVent fabric. Does anyone have any experience wit...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
September 01, 7:49am

Re: Shift
Idan, agreed, the price difference is significant especially because the specter is now significantly reduced at several places (180 dollars), so I'd rather go with the specter if the performan...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
August 18, 9:11am

eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
I am in the market for another shell because my REI Kimtah eVent jacket was lost. I loved the breathability of this jacket, but not necessarily the weight (17 oz.). This was the 1st waterproof sh...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
August 18, 8:36am

BA flycreek ul2 too short
The flycreek ul2 may work for some, but it definitely will not work for you since you are 6'6". I'm 6'2 and the ul1 and ul2 are way too short especially with its low height in the...

In GEAR » Recommendations for tent
August 15, 4:45pm

Re: Re: Electric cooking in the wilderness – a rough analysis
Michael......you have it all wrong.....the bans are b/c of that pesky anti-Christ Obama and his satanic servants.....duhhhhh :)

In GEAR » Electric cooking in the wilderness – a rough analysis
August 14, 3:59pm

light fleece
Personally, I'd add a a "microweight" or 100wt. cheap fleece to your list instead of the softshell. It'll be really nice both as an active layer over the wool on cold mornings an...

In GEAR » How Useful is Softshell? Do You Use It?
August 11, 9:36pm

Re: Re: Please help me Identify the culprit of this poo in my bowl outide of my tent
I do not think that it was a house trained domesticated cat, since there was no one else around and we were around 8 miles from the trailhead. However, the feces may have been from a cat. We hea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please help me Identify the culprit of this poo in my bowl outide of my tent
August 09, 2:47pm

Please help me Identify the culprit of this poo in my bowl outide of my tent
Around 30 feet outside of my tent around 3 weeks ago, I woke up in the morning to find poo in my bowl in my pot and white powdery stuff. This was at Ruby Lake off the Lime Mesa Trail on Colorado&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please help me Identify the culprit of this poo in my bowl outide of my tent
August 09, 2:00pm

Ice Lake Basin and Vermillion Peak in Colorado's Weminche Wilderness (how not to climb and route find) with Video
2 weeks ago I backpacked the Ice Lakes Basin in the Weminuche Wilderness of Colorado. This is a spectacular basin with climbs for pretty much all levels (Fuller Peak Peak, Vermillion, Golden Horn,...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ice Lake Basin and Vermiliion Peak in Colorado's Weminche Wilderness (how not to climb and route find) with Video
August 09, 9:53am

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