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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
Sure, I think you could train your muscles to carry that much weight in a frameless pack. But I think it seems kind of silly to spend time training just so that you can carry 32 lbs on your shoulde...

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 14, 12:32pm

Re: available!
I think I'll hold out for the Artemis 55. The more durable fabrics would be nice. I'm pretty certain I've stretched/blown the stitches near the hipbelt connection on my old 50D HMG 4400...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
December 12, 11:51am

Re: Northern Arizona/ Utah end of January
Late January is a good time to visit the Galiuro Wilderness or backpack the Sedona area. Here's a 4-day trip I did to the Galiuro Wilderness:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Northern Arizona/ Utah end of January
December 12, 11:00am

Re: Re: Fire in your mid ??????
I tried burning a can of Sterno in a Megalight once - it didn't seem to heat up the tent at all. I don't think the heat output is enough to make a difference in a large pyramid tarp.

In GEAR » Fire in your mid ??????
December 11, 7:39am

Re: Re: Too many choices, rain jackets
Funny, I think the OR Helium II works fine. Mine is a couple years old now, and I spent many rainy winter and spring days hiking and backpacking around Oregon this year and my Helium II was great. ...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 9:37am

Re: Re: Re: Which SteriPen Model?
I've been using the Steripen Freedom for a couple months. I haven't had any issues with it so far. The only time the metal water sensor probes didn't trip was when a friend used it for ...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 08, 7:01pm

Re: marmot essence (2014)
That Marmot Essence looks great. It's encroaching on the weight of the ZPacks rain jackets. Does it pack down small? My white ZPacks jacket seems bulky compared to my OR Helium II, so I normall...

In GEAR » Sub 8oz rain jacket reccomendation? Best?
December 08, 4:21pm

Re: Torso size
Without the pillow, the pad is about 60'' long. If the weight of the pad scales linearly and you trim it down to 36'' long, then it would weigh about 6.75 oz. I am not sure if that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
December 04, 4:54pm

FS: ZPacks 20 Degree Sleeping Bag
Edit: sold! I am selling my ZPacks 20 degree sleeping bag. I originally sold this to another member, however, it was too short for him, so I allowed a return. Sorry, but sale of the bag this ti...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks 20 Degree Sleeping Bag
December 04, 1:10pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 5
I don't understand the Big Agnes Third Pitch jacket. It looks like a normal sewn-through down jacket. Except that the baffles are sewn vertically/diagonally, so they need something special to k...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 5
December 04, 1:03pm

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