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My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: Bearikade Scout w/ GG Murmur for 3-5 day solo hikes
You could make a 9" dia 8" long cannister and check, coffee can foam wrapped or cardboard rolled. You could stretch the Murmur top and get a measurement. If it is greater than 34" ...

In GEAR » Bearikade Scout w/ GG Murmur for 3-5 day solo hikes
August 10, 5:58am

Re: Lightest 1 Person 3 Season Traditional Tent?
I don't know if single wall is your idea of traditional but I have a TT Sublite at 20 ounces using Trekking poles. I think the Sublite Sil would shead a hard long rain better at 24 ounces. Wh...

In GEAR » Lightest Traditional 1 Person 3 Season Tent?
August 09, 4:47am

Re: Shoes: How light is too light?
In the past two years I have gone from Inov-8 315's to 212's and now am trying the Bare Grip 200's. I hiked on the AT for 30 miles, some parts very rocky with the 212's and IMHO a ...

In GEAR » Shoes: How light is too light?
August 07, 2:10pm

Re: Re: Re: back story
Nick, very well said +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Speed Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis sets Record on Appalachian Trail
August 04, 4:49am

Re: Hiking Pants: What do you Wear and why?
Bone flats or Adventure from Rail Rider. I prefer the front pockets, fit weight and price. I have tried several different pants and these are it.

In GEAR » Hiking Pants: What do you Wear and why?
August 02, 4:36am

Re: Base Weight Semantics
You can get pretty nit picky about these things. I am just concerned about what I will have to carry and deal with on my trips so the most important item for me is the total of everything but me, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pack Weight Semantics
July 29, 3:58pm

Re: Collapsible trekking poles
Take a look at fizan trekking poles.

In GEAR » Collapsible trekking poles
July 20, 4:48am

Re: Favorite piece of gear?
My Inov-8 X-Talon shoes then my Aarn pack followed by my Tarptent.

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear?
July 18, 5:15am

Re: Re: trekking poles vs. tree branches
Try some cheap poles or used poles. If you like them then go for LT4's and sell of give the others away. I really like my LT4's with straps.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » trekking poles vs. tree branches
July 12, 5:08am

Re: I have researched, and...
The Aarn Marathon Magic 33 I have has vertical and hortizonal members that are not attached. I don't recall any foam but the back has thick mesh. The strap system is very different and a larg...

In GEAR » Pack recommendations?
July 12, 4:49am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm