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We need a SUL Thread PLEASE
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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: We need a SUL thread PLEASE on 07/15/2011 13:37:21 MDT Print View

Okay, here's what I think. Let's all, at the very same time, just THINK REAL HARD about a new SUL forum being created. I'll bet one will magically appear if we do that! Okay, ready, THINK!!!!!

Justin C
(paintballr4life) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
re: SUL Forum on 07/15/2011 13:38:48 MDT Print View

+1 for the SUL Forum.

@ Ice Axe - congrats on the triple crown

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
SUL Forum on 07/15/2011 13:41:24 MDT Print View

You guys: this is adorable. You're asking RYAN for a new forum when you should be asking me! And you're asking in a forum, which I monitor very lightly (and usually only when a post is reported) for matters of time.

I think a dedicated SUL forum is a great idea. I will cheerfully implement it. Then I'll move this whole thread into it. And for future reference, requests sent to me via support issues are read (nearly) every business day. Requests sent to Ryan via the forum community are read by the forum community but not necessarily by the boss man. I will also warn you that I am susceptible to flattery. It's shameless, really. :)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: We need a SUL thread PLEASE on 07/15/2011 13:42:36 MDT Print View

"Let's all, at the very same time, just THINK REAL HARD about a new SUL forum being created. I'll bet one will magically appear if we do that! Okay, ready, THINK!!!!!"

SEE! It worked! The power of thought, I tell ya!

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
YEA !!! on 07/15/2011 13:45:02 MDT Print View

no more making fun of people for using toilet paper ... keep those dirty bottoms in the SUL where they belong ;)

Michael Levine
(Trout) - F

Locale: Long Beach
We need a SUL Thread PLEASE on 07/15/2011 13:47:36 MDT Print View

Thank you Addie =)

Peter Treiber
(peterbt) - M

Locale: A^2
"We need a SUL Thread PLEASE" on 07/15/2011 13:48:39 MDT Print View

What about a ghetto for Americans who measure things in stone?


Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Re: We need a SUL thread PLEASE on 07/15/2011 13:54:08 MDT Print View


Daniel Goldenberg
(DanG) - M
Re: Re: We need a SUL thread PLEASE on 07/15/2011 13:58:02 MDT Print View

It's been over 6 months since my last backpacking trip and I'm trying to refine my gear list for an upcoming trip this August. Temps will be above freezing. 3 days/2 nights.
I have to confess my gearlist has suffered from item creep over the last 2 years with the weight slowly climbing upwards and I want to get back on the wagon with reducing the weight of my items. I've been an ultralight hiker in the past but my goal now is to venture into the SUL category.

Would appreciate any advice for reducing my weight. I'm a little bit embarassed that I don't actually have weights for all these items but the pack on my back does feel a bit heavy.


Backpack Osprey Aether 70
Boots Asolo Fugitive
Head lamp Princeton Tec Fuel
Knife/multi-tool Gerber Clutch multi-tool
Pack rain cover REI Duck’s Back rain cover
Sleeping bag REI Zen 25+ degree
Sleeping pad Therm-a-rest ProLite
Stove and fuel Snow Peak Giga Power and MSR IsoPro 400g canister
Cooking pot 2 L Aluminum pot
Eating gear Spoon (or spork), bowl, and cup
Tent REI Quarter Dome T2 (two person)
Water bottle/bladder 2 Nalgene bottles or 2-3 L Camel-bak hydration bladder
Water treatment Portable Aqua Iodine, Portable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide tablets, or Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter
Whistle Fox40
Toilet paper (lots) Plain, white, unscented in a plastic bag to protect it from rain
wet ones wipes
Hand sanitizer
Cat-hole trowel Orange plastic kind
Small First-aid kit prescription medications : zolpidem, zoloft, ambien (for sleep)
few small gauze pads, moleskin, blister bandages, hydrocortisone cream, benadryl Bandana 1-2
Fleece or wool sweater 1
Hiking (wool) socks 3
Liner socks (polypropylene, coolmax, or silk) 2
Hiking shirt (short sleeved wicking t-shirt or
long sleeved wicking shirt) 1
Hiking shorts/pants (hiking convertible pants)
! 1
Lightweight long underwear (tops and
bottoms) 1
Lightweight stocking cap 1
Lightweight gloves (or liner gloves) 1
Breathable rain coat and rain pants 1
Sun hat 1
Wicking underwear 1-2OvCamp shoes or sandals 1
Down booties 1
Heavy gloves and/or mittens 1
Heavy long underwear (top and bottom) 1
Insulated vest or fleece vest 1
Insulated jacket
fleece jacket 1
Insulated pants or fleece pants 1
Button down shirt with convertible sleeves
(e.g. ExOfficio Air Strip) Headnet

Camp towel (small sized)
55 gallon trash bags (3)
Camp hatchet
Camp knife
Fire starter balls
Colt 1911 revolver
100 rounds 45 Long Colt bullets
2 extra bullet clips
quik clot emergency trauma pak

Compact binoculars
bird watching scope
BPL Skurka bobble head talisman (for luck)

Small digital camera with extra lenses

Lightweight camp chair or sitting pad (i.e. Crazy Creek,

Therm-a-rest chair kit)

Sleeping bag liner

Individually wrapped personal wash wipes (used ones must

be packed out)
Dedicated sleep clothing (e.g. silk camisole, underwear,

t-shirt, long underwear, etc.)

Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
nm on 07/15/2011 14:01:18 MDT Print View


Edited by nerdboy52 on 07/15/2011 14:07:07 MDT.

Robert Perkins

Locale: The Sierras
We need a SUL Thread PLEASE on 07/15/2011 14:15:33 MDT Print View

Let me stop first to genuflect the SUL guru.........whew, thats done now. This thread was funny! Bradley your earlier post had me laughing hard and Daniel's latest post was great as well. Keep up the humor. I'm glad Addie stepped in to save the day on such a deep and critical issue.

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Took longer than I thought... on 07/15/2011 14:17:35 MDT Print View

I forgot there's more to it than a title and description, but we're live. All thanks to Doug Ide for the PM getting me here! I mean really... give recognition where it's due.

Justin C
(paintballr4life) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
re: on 07/15/2011 14:19:33 MDT Print View

Thanks Addie, Aaron, and Doug

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Susceptible to flattery on 07/15/2011 14:20:55 MDT Print View

Dear Addie You babe are a most major mega babe.... and smart too. Mark said with a sheepish grin and a blush.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Took longer than I thought... on 07/15/2011 14:21:00 MDT Print View

Thanks a lot Addie! You're gonna ruin my rep as an unhelpful wisenheimer! I've worked hard to build that rep!

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
I need to be shameless more often on 07/15/2011 14:22:27 MDT Print View

And Doug is a rascal. Never believe otherwise.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Re: Californian... on 07/15/2011 14:49:53 MDT Print View

Shouldn't the new thread be called 'Californians who don't get any weather, no rain, no wind, perfect trails, don't need a groundsheet, no ground water, SUL thread'? :)

I resemble that remark!

But yeah, I think its cheating. Eventually I will get low for real weather. At this point its about the moneys.

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: SUL Forum on 07/15/2011 15:46:04 MDT Print View

Addie is Awesome!!!

Now I can ask all these questions that 99% of UL Backpackers think aren't worth asking, but are important for a SUL crazy hike.

Thnaks to everyone who pitched in on this.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
We need a SUL Thread PLEASE on 07/15/2011 16:20:11 MDT Print View

Toilet paper in the backcountry is just wrong. If you want to pack it out, go ahead I guess I can't stop you from doing that, but if I have to burn another piece of GARBAGE that I've encountered in the b.c. (aka TP) I'm bound to start getting angry.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Took longer than I thought... on 07/15/2011 16:27:12 MDT Print View

I think Ide contacted Addie through some other channel