MC3150 | 1 Feb 02:35 2004
Picon

Fwd: Gear List Weights

Hello I thought I would send my gear list for yall to see if, you have any 
suggestions for getting even lighter please have at it. This is for starting out 
on April fourth from Springer another thru-hike number 4 I just can't seem to 
stay off the trail especially when it's spring (LOL) thanks everyone. 
EZ-DOES-IT

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

 
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
BackpackingLight Mailing List
To unsubscribe, send a blank message to:
BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

Post messages by E-mailing them to:
BackpackingLight@...
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+ 

Yahoo! Groups Links

To visit your group on the web, go to:
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BackpackingLight/

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
 BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
 http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 

(Continue reading)

MC3150 | 1 Feb 02:46 2004
Picon

Gear Weights/Thru-Hike

Sorry about that everyone I checked the email I had sent and it didn't come 
through so now I hope it gets pasted on here check it out.
EZ-DOES-IT

ackpacks            Go-Lite Breeze                           13.8     
Clothes              Balalava                                 2.60     
Clothes              Bandana                                  0.80     
Clothes              Jacket MEC Primaloft Pull Over           12.60    
Clothes              Marmot Light Weight Bottom               7.10     
Clothes              Marmot Light Weight Top                  5.70     
Clothes              NF Wind Block Gloves                     3.30     
Clothes              OR Hat                                   1.80     
Clothes              Sil-Nylon Stuff Sack /Clothes            0.90     
Clothes              Smartwool Socks                          3.10     
Cooking              1 Ounce Nalgen Bottle For Fule           0.40     
Cooking              Cook Pot MSR Titanium Kettle             4.20     
Cooking              Cook Pot Sil-Nylon Stuff Sack            0.40     
Cooking              Fuel Bottle                              1.10     
Cooking              Matches                                  0.30     
Cooking              Pot Stand Home Made                      0.50     
Cooking              Spoon Lexan                              0.30     
Cooking              Stove Home Made Pepsi Can                0.40     
Cooking              Windscreen                               0.30     
First Aid            First-Aid Kit                            2.80     
Miscellaneous        1 Ounce Bottle /Bleach                   1.50     
Miscellaneous        Pack Towel                               0.80     
Miscellaneous        Platypus Water Bag 2 + Liters            1.30     
Miscellaneous        Platypus Water Bottles                   1.80     
Miscellaneous        Prin-tec Pulsar II Light                 0.20     
Miscellaneous        Sil-Nylon Stuff Sack/Food                1.50     
(Continue reading)

davpress | 1 Feb 03:05 2004
Picon

Re: Ultralight Packs

--- In BackpackingLight@..., "Don Ladigin" 
<dladigin@...> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> How do you like your Wiggy bag?  What's it like at or near 
freezing?  
> Thanks!  Don L.
> 
> "davpress" <davpress@...> wrote:
> > wiggy sleeping bag(good to 30 degrees)
#######################################

I am 55 years old, having had the bag for about 5 years, I find that 
I am not as comfortable at 30 in the wiggy bag as I was 5 years ago. 
I do understand that a persons metabolism slows as you age and I 
believe that this is the case with me. I generally want more clothes 
on at cooler temps than I use to. I have slept with it on a pad, 
plastic tarp, hooded sweatshirt, and did ok at 28degrees(5 yrs ago), 
probably would have been fine in a tent.  

 
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
BackpackingLight Mailing List
To unsubscribe, send a blank message to:
BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

Post messages by E-mailing them to:
BackpackingLight@...
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+ 

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
(Continue reading)

Andrew Priest | 1 Feb 03:35 2004

Re: BD Betamid for winter camping

At 01:56 AM 01/02/2004, you wrote:
>Hi,
>Has anyone used the Black Diamond Betamid or Betalight for winter
>backpacking?

Hi Mark

Not a direct answer, but BackpackGearTest.org has tested the Beta Light and 
MegaLight . See <http://www.backpackgeartest.org/blackdiamondequipment/> 
and I am sure the testers will not mind you emailing them. Also Dawn when 
testing the similar design, the GoLite Hex 2 played with it in snow. See 
her report and pictures at <http://snipurl.com/47go>.

Regards
Andrew

--
Aushiker: Hiking in Western Australia - http://aushiker.com
Bibbulmun Track End to Ender - 2003
President - Perth Bushwalkers Club Inc - http://www.perthbushwalkers.asn.au
Senior Edit Moderator - http://www.backpackgeartest.org
Moderator - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trekking2/ - 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bushwalking/ - 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lighttrailfood/

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

 
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
BackpackingLight Mailing List
(Continue reading)

Andrew Priest | 1 Feb 03:36 2004

Re: ULA - equipment

At 05:08 AM 01/02/2004, you wrote:
>Has anyone seen/tried this pack or anyother by these folks?  Thought
>it might make a nice valentines present to myself.  opinions please.

Hi Brian

BackpackGearTest.org has tested the P-2. You can read the test  reports at 
<http://www.backpackgeartest.org/ula-equipment/>.

Hope they are of use.

Andrew

--
Aushiker: Hiking in Western Australia - http://aushiker.com
Bibbulmun Track End to Ender - 2003
President - Perth Bushwalkers Club Inc - http://www.perthbushwalkers.asn.au
Senior Edit Moderator - http://www.backpackgeartest.org
Moderator - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trekking2/ - 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bushwalking/ - 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lighttrailfood/

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

 
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
BackpackingLight Mailing List
To unsubscribe, send a blank message to:
BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

(Continue reading)

Jerry Goller | 1 Feb 03:51 2004

RE: Re: BD Betamid for winter camping

You can read Carols review of the the Megalight she received through the
BGT testing program on BGT.
Jerry

 
 <http://www.backpackgeartest.org/> http://www.BackpackGearTest.org :
the most comprehensive interactive gear reviews and tests on the planet.

-----Original Message-----
From: cmcrooker [mailto:cmcrooker@...] 
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 4:41 PM
To: BackpackingLight@...
Subject: [BackpackingLight] Re: BD Betamid for winter camping

Mark,
I just got back from a 3 day snow camping trip using the Megalight 
(the Betalight made of silnylon).  It works gret for winter 
camping.  I haven't needed more ventilation than the one vent 
provided.  It can be pitched with an air gap under all 4 sides.  
Options:  fill in 3 sides with snow for more weather proofness;  
build snow walls outside the tarp walls so wind is kept out, but air 
can circulate.  I haven't used my WG stove inside the tarp, so don't 
see the need for more ventilation.
Carol

--- In BackpackingLight@..., "mnferwerda" 
<mnferwerda@...> wrote:
> Hi,
> Has anyone used the Black Diamond Betamid or Betalight for winter 
> backpacking? It seems that it would be a good choice since it is 
(Continue reading)

cmcrooker | 1 Feb 05:43 2004
Picon
Picon

Re: Another chapstick question

Mappicus,
I just came back from a 3 day snow camping trip in Arizona (the 
Weatherford trail near Mt Humphreys).  I used Dermatone Lips 'n Face 
creme (in a tin, with transparent zinc oxide) on one side of my 
face, lips and back of one hand and Banana Boat Faces plus sunscreen 
(in a stick) on the other side.  Both are SPF 30.  Both went on 
fairly easily and stayed on.  Both are fairly greasy, although the 
Dermatone seemed to soak into my skin slightly more.  (I've read 
that the grease factor helps seal in the skin's own moisture.)  I 
couldn't see a difference between the two sides of my face at the 
end of the trip, they both worked.  It's now 2 days later and I 
noticed a bit of peeling just below my nose on the Banana Boat side 
and none on the Dermatone side.  My nose runs a lot out in the cold, 
so maybe some sunscreen came off. I can't say that both nostrils ran 
the same though. If both sun screens came as sticks, I'd go for the 
Dermatone.  But since I like being able to put this stuff on while 
keeping my gloves on, I'll use the Banana Boat next time.  The 
Banana Boat comes in a big stick, like a larger than life 
chapstick.  Both weigh .9oz.  Dermatone also comes in a chapstick 
sized stick, but with a different formula.  (Actually, there are 
lots of variations available.)  I used this small dermatone stick on 
another trip.  The SPF is 24 (this is for sale on the BPL.com site 
and REI, BTW) and I needed something stronger.  Also, this small 
dermatone stick does not go on as easily as the two products I 
describe above which are meant for the face and lips. 
Carol

--- In BackpackingLight@..., "Mappicus" <yahoo <at> n...> 
wrote:
> Can anyone recommend an SPF lip balm that also functions well as 
(Continue reading)

matt | 1 Feb 14:25 2004
Picon

wiggy bag

After five years it might not be you.  Wiggy's insulation is notorious for losing its loft over time.

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

 
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
BackpackingLight Mailing List
To unsubscribe, send a blank message to:
BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

Post messages by E-mailing them to:
BackpackingLight@...
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+ 

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
Buy Ink Cartridges or Refill Kits for your HP, Epson, Canon or Lexmark
Printer at MyInks.com. Free s/h on orders $50 or more to the US & Canada.
http://www.c1tracking.com/l.asp?cid=5511
http://us.click.yahoo.com/mOAaAA/3exGAA/qnsNAA/V4TolB/TM
---------------------------------------------------------------------~->

Yahoo! Groups Links

To visit your group on the web, go to:
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BackpackingLight/

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
 BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
(Continue reading)

bobmac18704 | 1 Feb 14:55 2004
Picon

Re:retailer show

Great job on the reporting guys.I'm glad to see the industry is finally moving in the right direction on the
base layers.Wool,I've been wearing wool all my life and their is nothing better.I work outside all winter
and have put most of the base layers to the test. Their is no substitute for wool.It's a renewable resource
and when it's discarded it returns to nature rather rappidly compared to the half life of poly of 20"000
years.An all meino wool base layer is hard to find.The last set i bought was made in ireland and sold under
the duofold name.I since tried to purchase another pair and they no longer handle it.I tried e-mailing
doufold but recieved no reply. If anybody knows where i can purchase a pair of 100% merino wool base
layers,Please help me out. One other thing about wool, you can wear it for a week and still smell baby fresh.
(ha ha not quite) Oh by-the-way the pack at the en
 d of the report is great for the guy that's on the fence about going ultralite.  (note) this is just my opinion

 
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
BackpackingLight Mailing List
To unsubscribe, send a blank message to:
BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

Post messages by E-mailing them to:
BackpackingLight@...
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+ 

Yahoo! Groups Links

To visit your group on the web, go to:
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BackpackingLight/

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
 BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
(Continue reading)

Phil Smith | 1 Feb 16:29 2004
Picon

re: Gear Weights/Thru-Hike

EZ-DOES-IT wrote, in part, in his gear list:
>              50' Rope Plus Carabiner             
EZ, what size line are you bringing? Strength? And what do
you plan on using it for? Also, tell me about the biner -
size, and what you'll use it for?
4 times - a glutton for fun. Make it a great stroll - and
don't look back.
Phil

__________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free web site building tool. Try it!
http://webhosting.yahoo.com/ps/sb/

 
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
BackpackingLight Mailing List
To unsubscribe, send a blank message to:
BackpackingLight-unsubscribe@...

Post messages by E-mailing them to:
BackpackingLight@...
+-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+ 

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
Buy Ink Cartridges or Refill Kits for your HP, Epson, Canon or Lexmark
Printer at MyInks.com. Free s/h on orders $50 or more to the US & Canada.
http://www.c1tracking.com/l.asp?cid=5511
http://us.click.yahoo.com/mOAaAA/3exGAA/qnsNAA/V4TolB/TM
---------------------------------------------------------------------~->
(Continue reading)


Gmane