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    #156171 - 10/20/11 08:47 PM Re: Hello from an older "beginner" and a question. [Re: hikerduane]
    daryn Offline
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    Registered: 08/22/11
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    Originally Posted By hikerduane
    Oh, oh, we have a bping monster on our hands.:)
    Duane


    Sure... When I get around to even doing something close to what you did last summer you can call me a backpacking "mini-monster"! LOL! I can't even imagine the 80 miles you did Duane! grin

    Thank you Gershon, I may take you up on the idea, but I'm not much for real cold weather and may be working a lot through the winter. If I'm "lucky". crazy


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    #156173 - 10/20/11 08:52 PM Re: Hello from an older "beginner" and a question. [Re: daryn]
    daryn Offline
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    Registered: 08/22/11
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    I just looked at your pack weight post Gershon. I am proud to say that I had my pack weight down to 21 pounds for a day hike... crazy laugh I had a tarp/fly and everything else except a sleeping bag...
    Still too heavy, but closer to "light".

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    #159677 - 01/05/12 02:27 PM Re: Hello from an older "beginner" and a question. [Re: daryn]
    rm56 Offline
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    Registered: 06/12/11
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    Loc: Northern CA, Placer co.
    I have a Northface 65 liter pack. I'm Army and have three issue desert camo camelbacks. The carriers are heavy so I took the blatter out and stuck it in the pocket inside my pack. I also have a few Nagleen bottles. But one thing I realized after I bought them is they are heavy! I have a bunch of cheapie sport bottles at home and they are much lighter than the Nagleens? I guess the Nagleen bottles are built to withstand getting hit while climbing or dropping. They are quite hard. But I'm leaning towards using the lighter bottles and I'm pretty careful about not dropping my gear. I can kind of relate to another on here about stopping to dig out a bottle as aposed to just sucking on your hydration mouth piece as you walk? Diferent strokes I guess? One other down side to the backpack Nagleen bottles..they are not cheap. I think my small one was $10. and the bigger one was $15. Yesterday one of my co-workers here gave me a free National Guard sport bottle that is perfect for hiking and its feather light. Hope my two cents helped?
    Rick

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