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Re: UL gravity filter
The only light weight commercial one I'm aware of (now that ULA has dropped theirs) is the arrowhead gravity filter. It weighs 4.5 oz without filter so probably right about 7 oz with. The dra...

In GEAR » UL gravity filter
May 30, 4:01pm

Re: Blogs?
>Best place to find PCT through hiker blogs? Most thru-hikers (on the big 3) keep their journals on or

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » other hiking and backpacking forums
May 29, 11:55pm

Re: AT Thru Hike 2011 or 2012 Gear List
Nice list. My opinion is once you get down to about 10 lbs small changes don't matter much. You could get down to 5 by dropping every single luxury, but most of us (at least I) don't want...

In Gear Lists » AT Thru Hike 2011 or 2012 Gear List
May 29, 11:47pm

problem solved
Ken, I wasn't saying one can't make a libertarian argument against prohibition, but rather that it does not rely on it. Personally I find libertarian arguments simplistic, incapable of dea...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 23, 5:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: problem solved
"Have you known someone that has been strung out on meth or died of an heroin OD???? That right there kills your legalization argument." I have (the strung out part fortunately not the...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 23, 3:42pm

Re: Help On A Long Decision
Bring a fishing pole. All the lakes near Rae are teaming with brook trout. A great way to pass a few hours. Also recommend a side trip into the 60 lakes basin. Beautiful area.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help On A Long Decision
May 23, 3:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ohm / CDT hipbelt @ Nia
ULA lists the new version of the ohm at 22.6 oz. I think that's about the same weight as the older styled + pockets.

In GEAR » The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
May 23, 1:48am

Re: Illegal Aliens
Back when I supported gun control laws, those opposed made the claim that if you make guns illegal only the criminals will be able to get guns. After all there already breaking one law, adding gun...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 22, 11:13pm

Re: Re: Ohm / CDT hipbelt
@Tom You can get your old ohm updated. I just sent mine in for the change. Cost me $50 including return shipping. I think you hit it exactly with the comparison to the ghost. I loved that ...

In GEAR » The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
May 22, 12:39am

Re: R1
R1 is a great piece to wear while hiking in colder temperatures. When stopped it's more efficient weight wise to go with an insulated (down or synthetic) such as suggested above. For some sug...

In GEAR » perfect fleece?
May 20, 12:15pm

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