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Western PIF
It would probably fill a 5 gallon bucket half way if packed thoughtfully. It can easily just be put into a bigger cardboard box, but at some point the size & cost to ship gets to be a bit silly...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
December 14, 9:03am

Big boy backpacks
I totally agree with Dave on this. For me, shoulder straps are the critical factor for fit. Torsos are adjustable or at least height-based. Belts can usually be swapped or eliminated. Shoulder stra...

In GEAR » Big boy backpacks
December 13, 7:19am

Western PIF Alive!
The Western Traveling PIF Box is on the move again! Got it a couple days ago after Tad put some fun new stuff in there. Took 4 things out and added 12-14 little items and got it boxed up in about 2...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
December 13, 7:06am

MSR Lightning Ascent Question
Thanks for checking. If you get a wild hair and pop one off and weigh it let me know. In the meantime I'll try to find a way to explain to the REI salesperson what I'm doing when they catch...

In GEAR » MSR Lightning Ascent Question
November 28, 8:30am

MSR Lightning Ascent Question
Curious if anyone has removed the bindings from a pair of Lightning Ascents. From what I can see it looks like it might be pretty simple. There are a couple pins (cotter?) that appear to hold the e...

In GEAR » MSR Lightning Ascent Question
November 27, 12:03pm

Western Box
Alex - sent a PM. Jamey & I are pretty close to each other. I'm happy to shuttle it around from the city to the Valley and ship over the Cascades if needed. Not sure I'd pull much, but ...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
November 08, 7:47am

Actual Weights: SL2 & Doumid
Looking for some actual minimum weights of the CURRENT VERSIONS of the GoLite Shangri La 2 and the MLD Duomid. Lots of reviews out there. Lots of specs. I've seen everything from 19oz to 27oz o...

In GEAR » Actual Weights: SL2 & Doumid
November 06, 6:44pm

New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
Just added my name to the Western list. Lots of fun things to add!

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
October 30, 8:28am

WTB: REI Minimalist Bivy
Sent you a PM, Kevin. Curious to see what you got. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » WTB: REI Minimalist Bivy
October 26, 8:44am

WTB: REI Minimalist Bivy
Got a Minimalist Bivy sitting around gathering dust because you upgraded to something else? I'm interested. Ideally it would be the long version. Looking for cheap as it's an experimental i...

In Gear Swap » WTB: REI Minimalist Bivy
October 25, 6:30am

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BPL Ultralight Fishing Rod Case 2"
I'd been looking for a light, tough fishing rod tube for a long time and was excited to find this option. Despite fantastic customer service with a special request and fast shipping, this rod tube qu...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 07, 11:57am

Lock Laces Shoe Laces Lock Laces Shoe Laces
I'll give the Lock-Laces that BPL sells a star for being incredibly comfortable during in-camp and flat trail duty, and another star for the quick and easy on-off they allow. But, they are not near...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 07, 11:43am

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If Esbit is the fuel choice, this little stand is a fantastic option. Fits the GSI double boilers well and my Snowpeak bowl nicely. The real appeal is the ridiculously light weight. I can tos...

In Stoves - Other
August 07, 11:35am