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About Me Long-time hiker, just getting into ultralight. Working on my Catskill 35!
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back patt: 50lbs less in 1 year
Just self congratulations. Me, wearing my weekend pack, is ~50lbs lighter than when I started this whole lightening business last August. 200.4lbs with every item leaving the car but h2o 20% ...

In Chaff » back patt: 50lbs less in 1 year
September 04, 8:20pm

dimes make dollars
Thanks for sharng. My spreadsheet has a column for cost. Its a bit silly since a day's worth of backpacking food costs less than a good nyc lunch. I still sort of keep an eye on it so thin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheapest food calorie per dollar
September 03, 9:50am

Re: Re: battery pack vs solar panel
@ daniel d. Anker brand is good, judging by my single datapoint. I bought spare batts and charger for my phone. Out of the box they were about 80% as good as stock new battery, for waaay less.

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 31, 12:29pm

essential, no. carry, yes.
Im in the, it isn't essential but I carry it, camp. For me its a leatherman micra. Knife blade Scissors Tweezers Screwdriver (used several times/season on flicklock poles) I admit it ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 9:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking Distance Estimates
>>I conservatively estimate 30 minutes per mile and 30 minutes per 1000' of climbing. I normally do better than this but this gives me a better idea of how much night hiking to anticipate...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 26, 12:32pm

Naismith 2nd'd
I use Naismith with factors for terrain. Slick trail adds 50% bushwaxs add 100%. I'm within a few percent usually. I trace my route in Garmin Basecamp and input the distance into a simple...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 24, 6:48am

Post purchase review
Thought I'd close the loop on this for searches. The Zpacks hexanet is small, I'm at 5'-10" and it's snug, which is fine for ~5oz. I'd add 2" if I could but it wor...

In Gear Swap » WTB SMD Serenity Net Tent
August 18, 3:56pm

Thanks again, KC had just the canister I need!

In Gear Swap » WTB bear canister - small
August 18, 3:47pm

still looking
Thanks for the replies, everyone. I still expect someone to say "I have a used XYZ canister, yours for $$." ;) BareBoxer looks enticing -- I/we often hike in Friday evening so I real...

In Gear Swap » WTB bear canister - small
August 15, 2:02pm

Re: Re: WTB bear canister - small
I'm new to this canister business BG, cut me some slack! haha. I don't know the capacity in cubic inches, I know it in persons/days. It's likely the smallest model from a parti...

In Gear Swap » WTB bear canister - small
August 15, 12:06pm

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