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Doug Wolfe
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
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
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
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
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.