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Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Commercially Available Basic UL Kit on 12/01/2007 19:06:47 MST Print View

7 pounds total. Available from ProMountain Sports in Seattle. All you add is your choice of kitchen acessories, stove, and personal items.


http://www.promountainsports.com/upk.shtml

Edited by wandering_bob on 12/01/2007 19:10:02 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Webpage is Dated and Obsolete on 12/03/2007 09:40:42 MST Print View

That webpage is old. The Golite Breeze was discontinued about 3 years ago, and some of the other items are also no longer commercially available.

Edited by ben2world on 12/03/2007 11:08:07 MST.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
dated and obsolete on 12/03/2007 10:28:40 MST Print View

Careful Benjamin that dated and obsolete comment can apply to quite a few of us around here.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Webpage is Dated and Obsolete on 12/03/2007 11:08:38 MST Print View

Better now? :)

Edited by ben2world on 12/03/2007 22:21:18 MST.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
thanks now I can go back to my ... on 12/03/2007 11:12:14 MST Print View

Thanks, now I can go back to editing my antique gear list before hopping on my penny farthing for a spin around the commons.

Heather Pisani-Kristl
(P-K) - F

Locale: San Diego
The Not-So-UL-Kit on 12/29/2007 16:18:11 MST Print View

For your viewing pleasure, I submit the following, found on Ebay:
http://tinyurl.com/2q9uqx

Only $589 with shipping! Relive the good (?) ol' days of waxed canvas and bedrolls!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Romantic on 12/29/2007 20:24:12 MST Print View

There's definitely something romantic about leather pouches, backpacks, even boots!

Linsey Budden
(lollygag)

Locale: pugetropolis
RE: Commercially Available Basic UL Kit...website dated and obsolete on 01/07/2008 18:17:30 MST Print View

Pro Mountain Sports is a very cool store (yes, with an outdated webpage) in the U-District of Seattle. The owner, Jim Nelson, is a noted author of climbing guides for the Cascade Mountains and his store is filled with fast & light alpine mountaineering gear.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: RE: Commercially Available Basic UL Kit...website dated and obsolete on 01/07/2008 18:41:13 MST Print View

Right. And you can be sure Jim has newer alternatives for every unavailable item on the list. He is one guy who really knows what he's talking about. He personally trials a lot of the gear that he sells. Worth checking out if you're starting out from scratch, are in the area, AND have the bucks, because most of his gear is top flight and doesn't come cheap(think WM, ID, Montbell, etc). That said he's got a sale rack and there are some really good buys on quality gear, especiallly in the fall/winter.

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Pro Mountain Sports in Seattle- GREAT shop! on 01/07/2008 21:43:30 MST Print View

Yes- Jim is a rock star and the fact that he put together a kit like that so many years ago just proves it.

If you're ever in Seattle, visit Pro Mountain Sports. It is the best backpacking/mountaineering shop I've ever seen (at least in the physical, non-web world!)

Edited by djohnson on 01/07/2008 21:43:58 MST.