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XUL - A new standard for Lightweight Backpacking?
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Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: XUL - A new standard for Lightweight Backpacking? on 01/16/2009 05:54:09 MST Print View

Haven't read much of this thread because while I might be influenced by arbitrary external standards, I'm not inclined to abide by them.

But maybe I can inject a bit of humor?

Edited by jcolten on 01/16/2009 05:55:29 MST.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: XUL - A new standard for Lightweight Backpacking or Dead Man Walking?? on 01/16/2009 06:41:32 MST Print View

>Alan was lucky this time and I hope his luck holds out. I would rather trust my life to a more reasonable gear list and not to luck.

I think that's a bit dramatic. Given the possible weather conditions, the geographic situation of his hike, his gear, and his experience, I just don't see any reasonable scenario where Alan wouldn't have made it out alive.

If something had gone wrong would he have been (X)tremely uncomfortable, or forced to ditch early? Sure. But dead? No.

There's no more damning criticism you can make of an experienced hiker than to say to they're surviving on luck, and Alan's no neophyte.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
. on 01/16/2009 11:18:24 MST Print View

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Edited by DaveT on 05/12/2015 16:02:28 MDT.