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Michael Fogarty
(mfog1) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
BPL Reader "Wish List" Thread on 11/07/2010 21:29:54 MST Print View

Gear you wish you had or plan to get list:

Me, honestly I can't think of any items. OK maybe one, a Hilleberg Soulo tent? or maybe some eVent rainwear?

Edited by mfog1 on 11/07/2010 21:30:42 MST.

Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
wish list on 11/07/2010 21:38:50 MST Print View

event rain jacket could be cool to get

I have recently pretty much emptied my wish list and so want to test out the gear I have more then anything

Michael Fogarty
(mfog1) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: wish list on 11/07/2010 21:45:01 MST Print View

Yeah, that's what I always think, but then........... Just though of something else, a pair of X-C skate skis. My #1 wish would be to have more time to get out and get away. I'd like to one day be able to do one long trip, where I'd be out for a month or more. The Colorado trail is on my Bucket List!

Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
wish list on 11/07/2010 21:58:32 MST Print View

yeah i know what you mean

I just bought a pair of snowshoes and have the month of december off so hoping to do as much as possible and test out my new gear

Chris Benson
(roguenode) - F

Locale: Boulder
firstlight and bivy on 11/07/2010 22:21:00 MST Print View

I'm intrigued by the nanoshield BD firstlight as a winter tent I could actually afford. I'm also thinking of getting my first bivy, something I can use without a tarp, is lightweight, and less than $200.

MLD burn and Arcteryx gamma lt pants (if find a sale) on my upcoming purchase list.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
rocket tent on 11/07/2010 23:04:10 MST Print View

rocket tent ... im debating on one ...

sigh ...

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
BPL Wish List on 11/07/2010 23:17:53 MST Print View

I'm with Michael: more time to enjoy getting out there. The gear is always secondary.

But not always out of mind ;)

Here's mine:

3. A Thorofare Shirt with a sewn in microfleece lining ;)
2. A decent ballcap that weighs less than an ounce.
1. Bring back eVENT tents.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: BPL Reader "Wish List" Thread on 11/08/2010 00:30:40 MST Print View

I guess a lighter pack would be nice for short hikes. The ULA Catalyst is good for thru hiking, but I don't need half the weight capacity of that pack for hikes that are only a few days and don't require bear canisters.

On the dream list...Inov-8 Roclite 370's in wide sizes.

Brian Senez
(bsenez) - MLife

Locale: New England
re: BPL Reader "Wish List" Thread on 11/08/2010 05:28:20 MST Print View

Cuben / Down clothing

A fully baffled hooded down jacket with a .51 cuben shell and liner (think cuben skaha)around 7oz.

Sewn thru cuben down pants with 3oz of down weighing around 5oz.

Those two items are on my wish list :)
They would be cocoon killers for both weight and warmth. Also providing a vbl effect.

Erik Danielsen
(er1kksen) - F

Locale: The Western Door
Transportation on 11/08/2010 07:11:04 MST Print View

A car to get to the trailhead with, perhaps, much as I generally despise the dang things. There is a NCT spur trail that goes through my little town, so I suppose I could use that to tap the national network, but sometimes I just want to buzz up to the adirondacks and hit the trail for a weekend, you know?

More practically, rain chaps and my "ideal pack" (which will have to be MYOG) are definitely on the list. And maybe some inov-8 x-talon 240s. I love my 370s but I want the sticky rubber.

Aaron Reichow

Locale: Northern Minnesota
wish list on 11/08/2010 17:01:46 MST Print View

As someone on a budget, there is a lot on my wish list I'll never get- but we can dream, eh?

- Nunatak Arc Specialist
- Montbell UL Super Spiral or Stretch #1

- Cuben 1-2P mid of some kind from Bear Paw Tents, Locus Gear, Oware, or MLD
- Locus Gear Apollo and Apollo Nest

- Gossamer Gear Lightrek Trekking Poles

- $200 to spend on comprehensive merino baselayer setup, different weights, etc

I'd give any of it for more time off of work to get out and hike!

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: BPL Reader "Wish List" Thread@Eugene on 11/08/2010 19:34:26 MST Print View

"The ULA Catalyst is good for thru hiking, but I don't need half the weight capacity of that pack for hikes that are only a few days and don't require bear canisters."

Check out the Ohm, Eugene. It'll easily carry a base weight up to 12# plus enough consumables for a week, or more, depending on your gear/packing skills/food requirements. All for 24 oz.

Edited by ouzel on 11/08/2010 19:58:50 MST.

Ted E
(Mtn_nut) - MLife

Locale: Morrison, CO
Re: BPL Reader "Wish List" Thread on 11/09/2010 11:30:19 MST Print View

i've got some winter gear on the list, although the only trips i have planned are desert trips till next spring.

the big ones are a thermarest solar pad and a western mountaineering VBL

Edited by Mtn_nut on 11/09/2010 11:30:59 MST.

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Easton Kilo on 11/09/2010 13:06:54 MST Print View

I want this tent to be my new winter tent up here in the PNW. I need it's semi-freestanding when on the snow.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
BPL Reader "Wish List" Thread on 11/09/2010 15:07:05 MST Print View

While cuben is far too pricey for my budget, if I won the lottery I would probably buy a ZPacks Hexamid to try out. Unfortunately, once I put my dog in it (even right after thorough grooming), it would be unreturnable, although I might be able to sell the tent by advertising the extra R-value! I doubt it would be possible to remove dog hair from the netting completely!

I put a couple of things on my Christmas list, like a pair of Smartwool glove liners and a lightweight knife suitable for cleaning/fileting fish, but if I don't get them as a present, I probably won't go out and buy them.

I am thinking of switching to a tarp if I can get tarp/bugnet/ground sheet combination for my dog and me that weighs significantly less than my current 26 oz. tent. Before I get anything, though, I want to try this out with a cheap tarp.

Edited by hikinggranny on 11/09/2010 15:11:00 MST.