Many of us have been around for a few years or more and I think it'd be interesting to see the different "First Posts" from other members, regardless of when you started posting. In order to separate the copied post from current annotation, please enclose it in lines like I do below. I simply went to my profile, found my first post, and copied the post title, time, and text.
Contrail size on 03/14/2009 09:25:31 MDT
Franco, I'm new here, and also to the lightweight backpacking world, but am learning fast! I've been doing a lot of research (my girlfriend calls it obsessing), and you seem to be the go-to guy for the Contrail. I know it'd be tight, but could you fit two people in there? I'm 5' 10" 165 lbs. and my girlfriend is 5' 4" 105 lbs, so we're not large people. The specs (especially when the bathtub floor is relaxed a bit) seem bigger than the Mountain Hardware Meridian 2 we're currently using, and thats supposed to be a 2 person tent. We don't mind being cozy, and I know it'd be tight, but I can't get over the 1.5 lb. weight of it! Plus, tarptents seem to be a little more "primitive" and natural versus the mass produced tents from big companies. (I find this a good thing when I'm in the wild anyways) Thanks!
I look at that post and see that I wasn't married then, I hadn't even really considered talking to Henry Shires first, and what tent I was using before my UL transition. Heh. I remember first discovering these forums.
What were your first words?