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Re: Cheapest Ultralight Gear List?
Tent Skyscape Scout $125 34 oz Bag - Kelty Cosmic Down $100 2lb 11oz Pack Go Lite Jam on Sale $80 2lbs Pad - Blue Foamie $15 Cookset - Imusa mug, Cat can stove, wind Screen $6 8oz filter - tab...

In GEAR » Cheapest Ultralight Gear List?
May 27, 12:32pm

Kids sleep system
Im in the Canadian Rockies so simlar conditions with lows down to freezing. For pads we just have cheap blue foam pads with an R value of 2. For bags I made a MYOG quilt out of an old sleeping...

In GEAR » Sleep system for toddler / small child
May 26, 9:19pm

Re: Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
Are you trying to sell SUL to others to convince them to do it? I have done one SUL trip last year though it was in the fastpack / trail run style. My driving reason for it was I wanted to be a...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
May 23, 10:08pm

Re: Re: How long do you hold on to extra gear you don't really use?
I keep 1 full set of extra gear and sell the rest to fund other upgrades.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How long do you hold on to extra gear you don't really use?
May 23, 9:41pm

Is the Lone Peak more padded than an New Balance MT110? I am looking for something with a little more cushion that is good on scree (no eva cutouts on the sole). Otherwise I think I will be back ...

In GEAR » More stack height = more rolled ankles?
May 20, 10:41am

I Like the Herd sites
I like the herd hikes because they are so close. And the secret to avoiding the herd is to go early. Just this weekend I was out the door at 5:30 and back home by 9:30. Only saw 1 person going u...

In Philosophy & Technique » Following the Herd.
May 19, 4:17pm

Past Generations just Failed to Broadcast Crime
The only reason the good old days were the good old days is that the documentation is so poor. For example today when a Water Cache is stolen thousands of people find out instead of 10 or 20. The...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
May 13, 10:04am

Re: re: I've been charged with putting together a gear system for my family
The golite shangri la 5 outer works great for 4 people. I find it to small with the inner with 4 6 footers but the inner is heavy anyways so I only take it on family trips. For bugs depending...

In GEAR » I've been charged with putting together a gear system for my family - looking for input
May 10, 8:48pm

Re: decent shoes
I found them to be narrow in the forefoot compared to new balances minimus line which fit me well.

In GEAR » Saucony ProGrid Peregrine 2: anybody used 'em?
May 08, 11:39am

I wouldnt use gels as your primary food source if you havent been using them extensively. I would bring one or two though if you really need more energy for a big climb. At easy hiking paces (3mp...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long ol' dayhike prep
May 07, 9:25am

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm