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Re: The Big A
Well, OK, I can understand not wanting to commit to an 8500' day at that altitude. But, I'd say people mostly just follow some sort of "conventional wisdom", which often isn'...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Aconcagua
"What would you do?" Well, you're on a forum dedicated to lightweight travel... I did Aconcagua in 2004 and 2005, both times from Plaza de Mulas. Both times I went from PdM to th...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 2:35pm

Re: flat tarp
I have a 8.5x10 cuben tarp from Zpacks. I think it's great - huge coverage & lots of pitching options. I really like the simplicity & flexibility - cooking under the tarp without worryi...

In GEAR » flat tarp
November 21, 8:37am

Re: Short, thick sleeping pads
I'm 5'8" and use the neoair Xlite 47". I put my pack under my feet and don't find it to be an issue. I'm happy with the pad.

In GEAR » Short, thick sleeping pads
November 20, 1:06pm


In GEAR » Costco Cold Weather Running Gloves
November 16, 9:08am

Re: Ch. 11
Well, as recently as Oct. 28 the founders were seeking loans/investors to take the company out of Chapter 11 and had raised at least part of the funds required. At that time their stated deadline ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
November 12, 12:30pm

Thanks! I'm just bringing about 30 AM tables for water treatment. TAT info says it's needed in one section along a lake (don't recall exactly where, maybe Tekapo or Ohau). How bad ar...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa - NZ South Island
November 12, 7:21am

Te Araroa - NZ South Island
Here's my gear list for doing the South Island part of the TAT Dec-Jan. Would appreciate feedback from those experienced with NZ. I know I'm heavy on electronics, and am considering givin...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa - NZ South Island
November 11, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Re: GoLite
I wouldn't count on liquidation sales. Golite does not plan to go out of business. They are just in Ch. 11 debt reorg.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
November 11, 5:32pm

UD FP 20 & 30
The UD Fastpack 30L will be out in January, as was mentioned. I used it on a 5-day trip in July, and it carried very similarly to the 20L. The 30 will come with a removable rigid back panel. Not...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 04, 7:37pm

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