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David R
(DavidRenn) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
WTB: Starter 'Big 3' on 08/21/2013 22:17:13 MDT Print View

I am getting started with lightweight equipment and am looking for

1) a decent quality light down bag, either 20 or 30 degree (still guaging that, open to both.) Want something mid-price range, good quality but moderate price. Regular size.

2) a decent pack. Open to possibilities. The GG Mariposa looks great depending on price. Others? Probably large will fit (torso 20 in., 5ft. 10in. tall) and medium belt (waist 32in.).

3) a good tarp shelter. Dont want to spend a lot here, flat tarp may be fine for now until I have more experience and knowledge. But if you have a shaped tarp or even a TarpTent Contrail or Notch or similar let me know what that might cost, its possible.

Any suggestions in this area are most welcome as well. Yesterday I started a thread in Gear with more details, and many helpful replies. I will be making a decision quickly, as I will depart for Wonderland trail right after Labor Day... yikes! Please let me know. Thanks.

Edited by DavidRenn on 08/21/2013 22:45:23 MDT.

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
WTB starter big 3 on 08/22/2013 05:32:17 MDT Print View


I currently have a Bear Paw Wilderness Designs tarp and bug net listed on gear swap.
Canopy 1 silnylon shaped tarp 9.3oz including guy lines asking. $90
Minimalist 1 w/sloped foot 9.0 oz asking $85.

I'll take $150 shipped Conus for both. If you are interested on either one separately make an offer.
Let me know if your interested.

George Davis
(nsiderbam) - M

Locale: mid-Atlantic
sleeping bag on 08/22/2013 13:05:10 MDT Print View

Hey David,

I have a year-old Golite Adrenaline 1+ season sleeping bag. It's a bit heavier than advertised (25oz vs 19oz that they said) but is also loftier than advertised. I've slept in it down to high 20s and have been fine. It's regular length. I'd sell for $140 if you're interested. PM if you want pics or more details.

Edited by nsiderbam on 08/22/2013 13:05:42 MDT.

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: WTB: Starter 'Big 3' on 08/22/2013 19:40:00 MDT Print View

Dave I sent you a PM