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Re: The philisophy of lightweight backpacking?

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:19 pm
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:You do good work,cuz. It is looking real nice. ;)


I agree but his wife wants more of her honeydos done first before another attempt at hiking stuff :lol:

Re: The philisophy of lightweight backpacking?

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:36 am
by realityguy
I agree but his wife wants more of her honeydos done first before another attempt at hiking stuff :lol:


:lol: If you only knew..quite the opposite... :lol: I was fixing another REI tent,replaced a zipper head on the door's window and sewing up one of the pole sleeves..good shape now.
I've got some outside work then if I get time..back to finishing the tent projects..once my mind is back into it.I might head up to the peninsula for a few days next week..check things out up there.

Re: The philisophy of lightweight backpacking?

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:55 pm
by zelph
I'm super glad to be wrong on that one :lol: go start a few more and some on the cottage also :D

Re: The philisophy of lightweight backpacking?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:06 am
by Ela356
Hi guys. Sorry for bumping this thread, a lot of time has passed, but I found it ocasionally and would like to tell my story. The philosophy is good but it's important not to danger your health and life.

The subject of ultra light backpacking comes up in our Boy Scout Troop quite often. I think it's a great goal. Just remember to try out your gear to make sure you are not without something you will need during your trip.

One of the adults was having some problems with his knees and decided to go ultra light. He put his gear together and brought it along on a camp out. That night, the wind came up and it started to rain. He had a tent rain fly as a shelter and a 40 degree sleeping bag. He wore extra clothing inside the bag for warmth. The wind blew rain under the rain fly and got his sleeping bag wet. Pretty soon there is a "knock" on my tent asking if he can come in and warm up. The next day we figured out how to alter his set up to make it work better.

The purpose of the camp out was to try out his gear. The weather turned bad and he was able to find out (with out putting himself in danger) the limits of his set up. His pack is now a little heaver than it was before, but he is prepared for less than perfect weather.

I hope it was helpful.

Re: The philisophy of lightweight backpacking?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:32 pm
by zelph
Very helpful, thank you for your input.