Backcountry Forum
Backpacking & Hiking Gear

Backcountry Forum
Our long-time Sponsor - the leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear
 
 
 

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#131477 - 03/29/10 08:30 PM Re: Great Forum! Need help with gear choices. [Re: Pat-trick]
Tango61 Offline
member

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 931
Loc: East Texas Piney Woods
Hello Pat-trick, on HF.net there is a google map of where everyone is located (those that volunteer the info) so you might check on there and see if there are any others close to you.

If so, I'm sure they would be happy to show off their rigs or perhaps even set up a demo.

Tango61
_________________________
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you can't. Either way, you're right.

Top
#131760 - 04/08/10 11:31 AM Re: Great Forum! Need help with gear choices. [Re: Pat-trick]
Kent W Offline
member

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
Sounds well thought. Get out and go and you will find what you do not need. Just a sugestion Nalgenes are awsome but a bit heavy. I took a plastic gallon milk jug and cut the top off made it about five inches high . This is very lightweight and goes inbottom of pack ontop of sleeping bag. This makes a awsome sink for sponge baths. Lighter than the nalgene wring out washcloth and dry or put in ziplock bag to hit the trail.
I also have several alcohol stoves. Anytrip over three days and I would take my little 2.1 oz colman and two fuel canisters. It is just more efficent. Hope this helps. Sounds like you have already discovered what works for you.

Top
#133227 - 05/05/10 02:11 AM Re: Great Forum! Need help with gear choices. [Re: Pat-trick]
PeterR Offline
newbie

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 2
Loc: Australia
Hi Everyone, My first post on here. From Australia and locked into walking the JMT this summer. End of July into August. Really looking forward to walking America's great trail.
A little background: 65 years, like lots of you guys been walking them thar hills since I was a boy. Now graduating into the 'lighter' weight category after years of luggin' all sorts of bizarre ex-Army stuff etc. up hill and down dale.
I've invested in a Henry Squires Tarptent [ the Squall ], bought an 800gram bag, a titanium stove, carbon fibre sticks, moved over to Merino clothing, and otherwise tried to squelch my 'gear freak' inclination to buy the latest gee-whizz gadgets. Hard to do but my feet will thank me.
Great to have a forum for us pre-Boomers and Boomers.
Eventually I hope to write a piece on tackling the JMT from an overseas perspective. The logistics, believe me, are horrendous...
Best, PeterR

Top
#133244 - 05/05/10 01:50 PM Re: Great Forum! Need help with gear choices. [Re: PeterR]
aimless Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 2990
Loc: Portland, OR
Welcome. I can believe the logistics are pretty complicated, but I have a feeling that unless you are expecting perfection in all aspects of your hike, you'll come away more than glad you did it.

Also, with all the snow in the Sierras this year, it may be buggy later than usual. Come prepared and if the bugs are few, be happy and relieved.

Top
#133282 - 05/06/10 05:04 AM Re: Great Forum! Need help with gear choices. [Re: aimless]
PeterR Offline
newbie

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 2
Loc: Australia
Thanks Aimless, I agree the best way is not to get bent out of shape when things don't go exactly to plan.

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Help Choosing a Backpack
by Jen77
11/26/18 07:24 PM
How To Fold A Snow Peak Gigapower Stove
by Bill Kennedy
11/19/18 04:16 AM
To Pole, or Not to Pole...
by Glenn Roberts
11/01/18 03:14 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Our NPS--very sad
by balzaccom
12/16/18 11:23 AM
How much did you get out this year?
by HPD
12/07/18 10:32 AM
What do you want to be made better? Need Ideas
by DerickH
12/04/18 09:21 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Insulated Jacket from Fleece Pattern?
by Bill Kennedy
10/16/18 04:01 AM
Quilt question
by PaHiker
06/28/18 12:14 PM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
1 registered (), 46 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
smsnow1, ipao, Rif, DerickH, RG1960
12673 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
Backpacking.net
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum