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a minor correction
In my last post I linked to a video where a man shows off his "tactical ultralight". I linked to a newer video of the same guy in my hasty search, but I went back and found the older vid...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 04, 6:05am

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Dave - "You aren't re-defining anything as there really aren't any specific definitions that currently exist." With all due respect, you are mistaken here on two counts. Yes, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 04, 5:48am

some more replies
Stuart - I can respect that you disagree with me, but you're not giving me much to work with. I already elaborated on the fact that there is a clear pattern of general backpacking conditions. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 03, 8:24am

Re: Consensus?
I know, I know. It's just an informal way of making a rough sketch of what we as a community can agree on. If there is a better way to do this, I'm open to suggestions. And side note, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 02, 2:19am

I'll help too
As a former grad student myself I'd be happy to help, though you would have to call Sweden. Then again, there is always Skype and the like.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Backpacking Thesis help
January 02, 2:15am

not a bad start for voting
As of now there are 25 votes, with 13 votes favoring imperial (9 for current Wiki set, 4 for Abela's) and 12 favoring metric (8 for normal metric, 4 for my idea). This only after a few days, s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 01, 2:46pm

thanks all
Thanks for those of you who voted and took time to contribute to the discussion. I was half-expecting harsh backlash from certain mindsets (post-modernists come to mind), but so far so good! I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 31, 4:15am

I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
Hope this is in the right place--if not, mods feel free to move it. This has been on my mind for a long time. Prepare for a bit of wall-o-text, but there is a poll at the end we can all vote in t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 30, 6:24pm

Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
Got gear for myself. No one really knows exactly what my kit needs but me, so why not? Got myself a Borah Gear down vest and a pair of silnylon rain pants. They are being made now and I plan o...

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 25, 2:30am

Re: snakes
Doug, from what I understand, rosy boas are particularly docile and also non-venomous. I don't doubt the warmth thing, but your snake I would speculate had learned that not only were you and y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 1:18pm

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