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All Forum Posts by Jim MacDiarmid

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Re: Grand Canyon backpacking route (4 days, 3 nights) - would love suggestions!
I'm looking at a Grand Canyon trip myself from Sept 16-25, so I'm reading all these suggestions with interest. I did the South Rim to Cottonwood to Phantom and back out 10yrs ago, and I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon backpacking route (4 days, 3 nights) - would love suggestions!
June 14, 11:44am

Re: west in mid-Sept
Dave, thanks for the suggestions. Where in Southern Utah should I possible look to go? I looked at rental cars out of SLC and Las Vegas and I could get one and that time for $22-$25/day. If ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another trip ideas thread: Western US 5-7 days in September
June 14, 11:32am

Terramar Silk.
I have Terramar Silk long underwear that I've used as a base layer before. They can be found for $20 per + shipping on Sierra Trading Post, or you can sign up for their newsleter and get daily...

In GEAR » lightest baselayer to wear under down jacket and pants
June 14, 10:58am

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

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