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Multiple Gear Lists in Profile
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Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
Multiple Gear Lists in Profile on 11/15/2009 19:59:08 MST Print View

I must say that I have learned so much about gear by reviewing people's gear lists. One thing I would like to see is the ability to post multiply gear lists under our profiles. Right now I just post my typical 3 season list. I would like to post my summer list as well as my myog list, all at the same time. Others might want to post winter list, comfort list, etc...

Any thoughts?


Larry Dyer
(veriest1) - F

Locale: Texas
Frustrating on 11/15/2009 23:28:52 MST Print View

This is especially frustrating when digging through older posts for information since, inevitably, that persons gear list isn't the same as it was even a year ago.

It would be helpful, at least in this forum, if people would take the time to actually post their list instead of just linking to their profile. Or allow multiple gear lists in a persons profile as was mentioned.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Frustrating on 11/15/2009 23:37:10 MST Print View

Problem is, I don't have a gear list. I suspect many others don't either.

Every trip is influenced by:
1. How fast I want to go
2. How far I want to go
3. Whether or not I'm taking my kids
4. How much beer I need/want to carry
6. Whether I'm feeling the SUL vibe or not
7. Gourmet cooking or eating energy bars for days?
8. Weather expected or not...
etc, etc etc...I would have no idea what to post as "standard".

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Multiple Gear Lists in Profile on 11/16/2009 01:29:31 MST Print View

You can post multiple gearlists in separate pages using one link to google documents spreadsheet. But you'd not be able to post it as a gearlist on BPL I now realize since it's a pdf file.

Edited by jshann on 11/16/2009 02:00:30 MST.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Re: Multiple Gear Lists in Profile on 11/16/2009 04:27:55 MST Print View

Do as above and then print to pdf. Each gearlist should print as a separate page in the pdf.

Tim Haynes

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Re: Multiple Gearlists solution on 11/16/2009 13:53:46 MST Print View

I haven't refined my gearlist to the point yet where I feel like posting it for criticism, but I just uploaded a rough draft that might help you out.

My solution to having multiple gearlists has been to create a single spreadsheet with a bunch of different columns, each for a different trip configuration. I basically have blocked in different gearlists for 1,2,3 and 4-season camping, and variations on each of those for 2 day and weeklong trips... all of these are in addition to my "basic" gearlist, which is gear for a 3-season, 3-day trip.

Check out the gearlist attached to my profile and you'll see what I mean. Again, still needs a lot of work, so please refrain from criticism of the items on the list, but feedback on the gearlist setup itself would be helpful. For me, it's the easiest way I've found to have everything in front of me at once.

I've got another, much longer list for two-person hiking with my girlfriend, that has her gear on there, too, and divvies up gear weight based on shared equipment.

I hope this helps.