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UL Backpacking is So Yesterday!!!
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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
UL Backpacking is So Yesterday!!! on 05/16/2008 14:58:57 MDT Print View

Still trying to cut grams so you can hike faster, farther and easier? That's totally old school. Now, you just need to wear a robotic suit!

Edited by ben2world on 05/16/2008 14:59:34 MDT.

Phil Brown

Locale: Traverse City MI
Robotic suit on 05/16/2008 16:46:55 MDT Print View

I love how the Army is funding this research. They can pay for the development of a robotic exoskeleton, but they still cannot make a halfway decent (edible) meal for troops in the field.. Maybe they wouldn't need this technology if they didn't force soldiers to carry 60 pounds of gear that they don't need. IMO this is the antithesis of "ultralight".

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: UL Backpacking is So Yesterday!!! on 05/16/2008 17:10:15 MDT Print View

I'll bet you'd see the "bear problem" in a whole different light. So would the bear. "Brer' Bear, ah'm gonna knock yo haid cleeeeeen off..." *

* For those of you who remember the Uncle Remus tales in that delightful movie classic, "Song of the South".

Gregory Sweitzer
(Algonquin) - F
Where are the zero-G boots when you need them? on 05/21/2008 22:29:59 MDT Print View

I like hiking the old-fashioned way

Edited by Algonquin on 05/21/2008 22:44:18 MDT.