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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by racer, Apr 18, 2015.
get a mystery ranch.
I have an arcteryx but all of my MR are just a touch nicer.
Have heard the belt is super comfy on the Arcs and was looking to shave a couple #s.
Once again I think I'll take your advice. A buddy has both and I played around with them. The Arc belt is awesome but the moving parts concern me long term. You get your MRs from their website? Also gonna try to check out Kuiu.
Got them off the site. I will need to look in my packs, but I think I had the same dude make 2/3 of my MRs.
I looked at a few different pack makers including Kuiu, but ultimately settled on MR because of how much I loved the OG terraplane.
I swear by my ULA Catalyst & the wife's Circuit
I saw a lot of ULA's in the Sierra this summer. Zpacks makes good stuff as well if you're looking for something lighter
We actually use their dry bags. Good company & customer service
I have a Solplex, my friends used a Duplex and one guy has an Arc Zip. No complaints on my end.
weather forecast update: Olympic NP lows next week of 19 with snow. Going to have to buy a buy of extra heavy base layer for this trip now.
My üla is light as hell... blows my mind the comparable Zpack drops the weight another 20oz
Had to look those up. Pretty happy with the baltoro 75 i have for now, but really like the access design on the MR's.
There is a certain smugness that comes with having a base weight under 20lb, under 15 would be even better but I can't get myself to go that minimal and still have a bear canister.
I'm right at a 18-18.5lb base weight & I'm running out of ounces to shave. I've considered purchasing a smaller pack, as the Catalyst is overkill for most trips... But, I love being able to pack a large bear canister both vertical & horizontal in it.
I'm at the same place. I have a Deuter bag so can save weight there but not in a rush.
For any of you looking for a hammock system, this appears to be a bad ass deal at REI. Thru 11/27:
ENO OneLink Hammock Shelter System with DoubleNest Hammock for 50% off, plus $20 REI credit towards future purchase
Anyone using a Hennessey Hammock? I bought one to use and was curious some of the best ways to get it setup before I go out camping with it.
Just found this site. Has some pretty good deals.
ill give you an invite code, If anyone signs up.
Ordered some stuff from massdrop last year. Beware that it'll take some time for the full cycle to complete before they ship things.
Anybody here been camping in PA? I'm on the East Coast of PA and thinking of getting the family into some outdoor activities next spring.
Lookin into camp grounds and very basic amenities. All help and suggestions appreciated.
16.7 lb baseweight for the wintah Should be able to get that under 14 in the summah
Has anyone ever used the Marmot Limelight? I am in the market for a 3 person tent and leaning towards that one. Also considering the North Face Talus and ALPS Tasmanian.
We prefer little known brands in this thread.
What are you planning on doing? What is your budget?
I plan on doing some weekend camping. Going to start car camping with the girlfriend, and try to get her to backpack with me sometime. It will be used in the fall, winter, and spring (SC summers have been too hot lately). Budget is up to $250. And I found all three of the tents on sale. I originally looked into the Nemo Losi tent but I just can't justify spending over $300 for a tent right now since I don't camp as often as I used to.
Do you have to purchase it right now? If you wait until Jan-Feb, the price of last years models drop significantly. You can probably get something that doesn't weigh 5lbs+ in your price range, which will be important if you backpack vs. car camping
I have a camping trip planned for NYE, so probably need one this month.The three tents I listed are all on sale on SteepAndCheap.com right now.
Well I got my tent. So all set there.
But what about a folding saw or hatchet? Do any of you get much use out of them when gathering firewood and whatnot?
Car camping I'll take a hatchet to cut down some of my firewood into kindling, otherwise in California gathering isn't too common, have to buy firewood.
Backpacking? Forget it, I'm not carrying that extra weight.
Novice here: If one were to be going for two nights is there a checklist of what they should take or an idea of how far they should be able to hike?
Power bars/trail mix
I could do 2 nights with just gear and these. Everything else is gravy.
How far depends on terrain.
Thats all for food? I maybe too much of a pussy for this. How bad of an idea is drinking bourbon at night?
I just listed bare necessities. I pack a stove and cook. I like hot meals out there. Also I always pack beer and bourbon.
Depends on how severe you want to make it
One side of spectrum is camping in backyards with electricity and access to fridge, running water and and toilet.
In a couple weeks I'm doing big bend...backpacking 10miles a day while packing in all of our own water.
Personal preference and skill.
Are there no sources of water than you can filter or use iodine tablets? I've done plenty of multiple day backpacking trips and I've never packed in all our water.
How much water should one plan for
You doing the 3 day outer loop? Make sure to cache water at both stops the day before you start your trip. It's pretty much impossible to pack all the water you need to complete the loop.
1-2 gallons per day, per person, if you're hiking. If you're just camping, you can likely get by on 0.5-1 gal per day, depending on what you're cooking and how much cleaning you plan to do.
Don't know the trail off top of head but three days sounds right. No standing water sources in this region. I read reviews from those who ran out of water and got delirious and such. I don't want to mess with that. The guy planning said to expect one cache site, so either different trail or information is mixed up.
Im not sure the sturdiness of the other guys, but I already suggested we ditch the weight and go dry food/no stove.
I just acquired a UL 2 from Big Agnes because of the 20+ lbs of water I'll be carrying. Every little bit helps. I'll post a pic of my pack. Trekking poles are coming for sure.
Will probably be my toughest backpacking trip so far.
I guess I'm used to East Coast/Colorado/Wyoming backpacking where I always have access to a stream or creek along my treks. Good luck!
Depends on hiking conditions. I typically carry no more than 1-3 liters, unless there is no water access. Water is heavy as fuck.
Here's the traditional 3 day hike through Big bend.
The two cache spots are the stars at the bottom right and bottom left. We did it Spring Break two years ago, so around the same time you did, maybe a little later. Basically everything outside the green, you're 100% exposed to the sun. The long horizontal run across the Dodson Trail was one of the most difficult things I've ever done in my life. 10 miles of up and down and up and down over baby hills under a brutal sun. And we probably could have used an extra gallon of water between the two of us after the 1st stash spot to help with dehydration.
If you can get a lightweight stove, I'd recommend it. You can cache food along with your water, so you're eating properly. We got by on Kraft Mac n cheese and Spaghetti with summer sausage chopped up and tossed in. Just make sure everything you cache is marked with a name and date so people don't think it's unclaimed.
Oh and you'll likely run into border patrol and drug dogs on your way back from Big Bend, if you're into that sort thing.
We had to let a drug dog go through our entire car after he alerted them to something, fortunately he was just picking up the scent of dirty clothes in the back of the car.
I feel like we lost so many hiking threads over the years. I've got dos two nighters coming up. I've been day hiking my ass off since I'm so bored.
It looks like everyone is pretty spread out, any southern area hikers other than Mr. Freak?
I am trying to get into it, but haven't had many opportunities recently.
Blue ridge / Shenandoah / mid Atlantic Appalachian hiker here
It's easier when you have nothing else to do.
We aren't too far apart.
Maine here. Rarely venture to NH. Even less time spent in VT.