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Re: Another 1982 Lighten Up Jewel
Thanks Ken! I breezed through this thread too quickly. Following that link, I see you're a fellow enthusiast old enough (wise enough) to have been influenced by that article. Interesti...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 25, 7:30pm

Another 1982 Lighten Up Jewel
In July 1982, Backpacker magazine (yes, Backpacker magazine) devoted most of an issue to going lightweight, with the center piece being on a story about Chuck Kennedy & Fred Williams doing a 5 ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 25, 10:03am

RE: Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
Have you considered a Stanco Grease Pot? 1.3 liter capacity. Good for buddy system cooking. It is VERY affordable (UNDER $10! for the pot, lid, and a grease strainer) and if you lose the g...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
October 24, 3:37am

Re: Chernobyl Pack
RE: "golite jam ... lacks in back support and has super skimpy shoulder padding I'm thinking the Chernobyl would be a huge upgrade for me" I've had a Chernobyl. It is a great p...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good dependable pack
October 17, 8:02am

Re: All things equal, a frameless pack will also always be lighter than any other alternative
RE: "Even the Arc Blast?" Yes. A frameless Blast is 3.5 oz lighter than the Arc. http://www.zpacks.com/backpacks.shtml

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs
October 17, 7:54am

RE: Ueli Steck and Sherpas
Cultural factors were no doubt involved ... but influence of the desire for money & its exclusivity were factors as well. Here is the BPL thread that has several versions linked to and has a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck and Sherpas
September 27, 11:59am

RE: why i wont buy a ghost whisperer
Hmm, your experience has been very different from mine when I have bought MHW products. I have found their customer service to be knowledgeable, and if they didn't know an answer they were wil...

In GEAR » why i wont buy a ghost whisperer
September 23, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Re Re Re Re Re Approach Shoes
> "Friction should be proportional to the force you apply to the surface not dependent on surface area. Lugs make it a lot easier to grab small features with harder rubber." Just a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review
September 20, 7:04pm

That philosophical approach can apply to food too.
First, an apology for taking this thread off topic. This is just an out-of-left-field observation ... RE: "More chemicals and crap to add to the ever growing abundance of chemicals and cra...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deodorant in a chapstick tube
September 19, 10:24am

"The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail"
Two quick stories. Story #1: Ages ago (mid '80s) about 12 miles south of Red's Meadow, we passed by a small, but fully equiped trail maintenance crew (including mattocks, pulaskis, macl...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 13, 11:41am

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