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Jamie Shortt (jshortt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Carolina
About Me I grew up in VA exploring and camping the woods around my house. As a teen in the 80's I learned how to backpack by reading books. Back then my pack weight was a respectable 27 lbs and I hit the woods every chance I got. Once adult life took over it was rare to take an overnighter. I faced several challenges during my middle age life and turned to the outdoors to restore me. As my knowledge and skills advanced, my base weight dropped to below 5 lbs. With this came a freedom that I had never experienced before.
CityHolly Springs
StateNC
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.LytW8.com
My PDF Gear ListJamie Shortt 3 Season Gear List - 4lb Base

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Re: Re: 32
Nick, You describe my hiking pace and style exactly. I'm 43 and hope to keep it up at 61 like you. I agree that Jeff "should" not have a problem. Somethings that drive this are age an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Backpacker - 30 miles?
January 08, 12:28pm

Re: Easy @ REI
Eric, Thanks for helping me to understand something I was struggling with, I am on the same page as you. Christy, My apologies for making it sounds easy. It took a lot of dedicated time and effo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 07, 8:33am

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David, I have found REI to change constantly. My list will have some of this as well, but right now the Golite quilts are not available at REI online, I assume same for stores. Also I don't thi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 06, 8:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re Re Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
Christy, I did an all REI list under 10 lbs it includes packed and carried items. It is on my site.... LytW8_Gear_Lists You might also find the cheap list interesting as well. I have an upd...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 06, 8:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re Re Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
Thanks to all that replied to my posts. Tom/Eric, I admit my current setup is mostly MYOG and fringe, I purposely didnt show weight but rather percents. But when in the woods I always have what ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 06, 6:48pm

Re: Minimalism
David, Interesting link, thanks for posting it. Great replies as well. I started looking at minimalism this year as a way to extend what I learned from lightweight backpacking into my broader life....

In Philosophy & Technique » Minimalism
January 06, 4:30pm

One item per type gear list
Ryan's recent article on gear and innovation has got me thinking a lot. One question that it has made me ask is the following.... Question: "If you could have only one set of gear that...

In Gear Lists » One item per type gear list
January 04, 10:48am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re Re Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
Thanks for the replies, keep them coming. I am truly trying to understand where this article is coming from, maybe I'm trying to read too much into it. But at the core I think Ryan is suggestin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 04, 5:39am

Re: Re Re Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
Luke, Thanks for the reply. Since my post landed at the end of the previous page, I am reposting it in hopes to get some further discussion going.... I have waited to reply to this article so I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 03, 8:01pm

Re: Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
reposted on following page

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 03, 3:38pm

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