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Re: Missed out too
+1 on wishing I had the funds at the time to get one of these. (stupid unexpected moving expenses) I even did the math and when used aa a canteen it would've only been about a 1-2oz weight pen...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (now the Backcountry Boiler)
June 13, 6:48am

SMD Starlite, GG Gorilla, HGM Windrider, Osprey Exos
It all depends on the volume you need. I own both the Gossamer Gear Gorillafor 3-season backpacking 1-3 nighters(BPL review here) and the voluminous SMD Starlite for winter camping and longer 3-se...

In GEAR » Oxymoronic pack question?
June 09, 7:12am

Another trip ideas thread: Western US 5-7 days in September
I’m hoping the hivemind of BPL can help me short-cut some the research process, narrow things down a bit as it were, as I’m moving in the next month and time-crunched and while mid-September 3 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another trip ideas thread: Western US 5-7 days in September
June 08, 10:44am

Re: WM Summerlite or Nunatak Arc Specialist
I owned a Summerlite and then got a Arc Specialist off Gear Swap. I liked them both, but went with the Specialist. Temperature Summerlite - At 35 degrees, I had to unzip and quilt in order ...

In GEAR » WM Summerlite or Nunatak Arc Specialist
June 08, 9:12am

Re: +1
"Mlifers Unite:)" My head was spinning from reading through this thread so when I got to the comment above, my eyes went a little dyslexic and I saw a much different word before 'U...

In Gear Swap » Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale
June 07, 10:38am

Re: Thanks!
That's quite a trip. I can cover 30 miles a day in the Sierra, but now that I'm stuck on the East Coast, and trying to acclimate to myself to hiking in the Cats, I find my hiking rate drop...

In Gear Lists » Catskills Fastpack
June 07, 10:20am

Depressing article about state Parks
Budget cuts to state parks

In Chaff » Depressing article about state Parks
June 07, 7:11am

Re: Re: FS: BPL Cocoon Hoody L and Pants XL NWT
PM Sent on Hoody.

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Cocoon Hoody L and Pants XL NWT
April 18, 8:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: What clothes do you bring?
Let's say you're expecting highs in the 40s, and lows down to 20, maybe expecting some precip. I'll list what I'd bring, as I have some comparable items: Worn: BPL Beartooth ...

In GEAR » What clothes do you bring?
March 16, 7:02pm

Re: Re: Re: snapped a gossamer gear lt4 pole...what to do?
Greg, I just checked my email that the replacement shaft was shipped 4/21/10. Almost 11 months ago to the day. I wonder what changed in 1 month's time. Maybe I had a good sob story?

In GEAR » snapped a gossamer gear lt4 pole...what to do?
March 16, 6:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm