Thanks so much for your help, helping a newbie out with advice. I defiantly plan to get some reading done before I start heading out, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
yea, I would really try to develop a system, but at the moment I’m just starting out and am planning on just thinking and developing a system as soon as I start getting some more experience because at the moment, I still consider myself a newbie
I really love your cost and weight saving suggestions, the idea about the shelter with trekking poles. I’ve heard of that, but that seems like (I mean no offense, since I’m just a newbie to all those super ultra light backpackers) super hardcore and a little bit above my experience level. I’ve only done two week long backpacking trips in the Trinities and Pacfic Crest, so I’m still not use to the ultra light philosophy, but I do hope to be able to work my way up to that ability to use shelters like those. Thanks for the reading tip and the advice about lie before you buy.
Will defiantly check out that book when I get a chance to
yea, I figured just as much. I remember reading on some other forum about someone debating between getting a whisperlite and a pocketrocket, and someone posted “we all know that at some point you’re gonna just get them both,” Thanks for the helpful advice though.
Thanks for the advice on the clearview, I will definitely look into it. Also concerning the alcohol stove, I’ve heard of them before, I remembering someone on one of my trips mentioning how it would save a lot of money, but he didn’t go into specifics. Does anyone have any more information on this? Are they safe for a newbie such as myself? I feel pretty comfortable operating a MSR whisperlite, and I was wondering if it was any more difficult/dangerous.
Thanks for the tip about the older models, will check up on it for sure
Thanks for spelling out the acronym for me, haha
I’ll PM my mail address to you in a second
Thanks for looking around for me!
In general, Thanks everyone for you invaluable advice and experience, I’ll defiantly take your advice when I’m thinking about the possible gear that I’ll need.