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Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
Where should I invest 250$ on 01/22/2012 08:26:50 MST Print View
Here's my winter gear list and it needs some work so please pull it apart and let me know where I should put my money so I dont blow it on usless junk..

also I know that im missing socks, boots and the eats..
anyway I'm up for sugestions on making my pack a bit lighter as well..... I'm tring to upgrade little by little when I have the funds

Thanks in Advance

Edited by Wolfie2nd on 01/22/2012 08:34:29 MST.

William Brown
(MatthewBrown) - F

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns
Re: Where should I invest 250$ on 01/22/2012 10:34:35 MST Print View

Just took a quick glance. Your sleeping bag and liner almost equal 4 lbs. What about a WM Alpinlite or Versalite, both at 2 lbs, with additional clothing to take it down some degrees? I know it's a little more than your budget, but they are basically generation bags and would cut your sleeping bag weight in half.

Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
Sleeping bag on 01/22/2012 11:00:22 MST Print View

Yeah man sleeping bags are a killer huge coin... I was thinking bout looking at a used bag.

William Brown
(MatthewBrown) - F

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns
Re: Sleeping bag on 01/22/2012 11:39:21 MST Print View

Yeah. Just keep your eye out. They pop up on here all the time.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Where should I invest 250$ on 01/22/2012 12:07:26 MST Print View

To paraphrase from a different forum and different hobby, "a quality sleeping bag is the poor man's yacht". A nice WM bag will give you 20 years of use, when properly cared for. And they pop up used, and sometimes links to sales.

steven franchuk
(Surf) - M
new stove and rainjacket? on 01/22/2012 13:08:02 MST Print View

why not get a light weight butane stove for the shorter summer trips? Also from what I have read the dry duck aren't the most durable. I have seen an 11oz Patagonia rain jacket ( ). Which would probably be more durable. The reduced weight of the butane stove could make up for the weight gained in the jacket.

Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
Stove rain& jacket on 01/22/2012 13:45:50 MST Print View

The stove I have listed is for use at 20° an below.. Summer I use an alky setup or a gram cracker..
The dry ducks are easily field repairable with the bit if duc tape that I have wrapped around my treking pole

Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
Major upgrades! on 01/24/2012 07:04:06 MST Print View

So I spent more than my budget picked up a golite jam, revelation x quilt and a cuban fiber light heart solo shelter! All off this wonderful site well except the quilt.... my pack weight is going to drop something crazy..

Alex Wallace
(FeetFirst) - F

Locale: Northern California
Travel on 01/24/2012 11:53:20 MST Print View

If I had $250 to spend, I'd drop it on a tank of gas, a cheap motel near a mountain, a lift ticket, and a case of beer. Due to the dry winter and me being a new dad, I haven't had the chance for an overnight ski exploration, yet.

I guess getting new gear is okay, but I've never smiled the way I do when screaming down a mountain.