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Ben
You don't have to play. If you don't want to contribute to this thread you don't have to. Last I checked a common understanding is that UL means a base weight of under 10lbs. The top...

In GEAR » UL REI STYLE - Yes it CAN Be Done
July 15, 12:25am

Cool!
@ Jamie - That's what I'm talking 'bout! @ Franco - I love cottage manufacturers and suport them when as a consumer with options it is beneficial to me. I'm a firm believer in le...

In GEAR » UL REI STYLE - Yes it CAN Be Done
July 14, 6:10pm

Ben!
Humor us. IF there were NO other stores and you had to put your kit together from REI, what would it be?

In GEAR » UL REI STYLE - Yes it CAN Be Done
July 14, 5:00pm

UL REI STYLE - Yes it CAN Be Done
Hey guys, I feel that a recurring theme for people new to backpacking is “what to buy”. There’s an overabundance of information on this site pointing them to TarpTent and SMD etc. But noth...

In GEAR » UL REI STYLE - Yes it CAN Be Done
July 14, 2:44pm

Get off your Wallet
and get a first class ticket and bring whatever the hell you want. ...or pay the 25 dollars and check your bag.

In GEAR » Airplane carry-on
July 12, 8:36pm

Hungry?
'Cause I think this troll has been fed enough.

In GEAR » Ultralight from scratch, not practical.
July 12, 3:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Economics vs. Weight
Piper, agreed but I think its fair to say for most* beginner* campers in So Cal a 32 degree bag for summer time use is just fine.

In GEAR » Ultralight from scratch, not practical.
July 12, 12:42pm

Re: Economics vs. Weight
Matt, We get what you're saying but you're missing a bit of the point. side note: a 2lb 20 degree bag is still a light bag. FYI Mountain Hardwear for 32oz has a 15degree bag. You l...

In GEAR » Ultralight from scratch, not practical.
July 12, 11:53am

Not Entirely True
You have to look at what kind of camping you're going to be doing 90% of the time and the conditions you'll be dealing with. For example in the PNW most are fine with a 32 degree bag and...

In GEAR » Ultralight from scratch, not practical.
July 08, 7:02pm

Kill a Bear!
I used to get EVERYTHING with serrations... then I noticed with higher quality knives you don't need them as much and they're kind of a pain to keep tip top in the field. If I were to do it...

In GEAR » KA-BAR with or without serrations?
July 08, 6:05pm

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