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    Good tip!! I'm 6'5" 200#. I have trouble...

    Good tip!! I'm 6'5" 200#. I have trouble fitting in a lot of the smaller tents - I'll check it out though.
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    I have a set of lightweight RealTree raingear -...

    I have a set of lightweight RealTree raingear - and as I write this the numbers above might be from my old gear, which was heavier. I'll reweigh my stuff and post the weight. I too carry a...
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    I tried Backpacker's Pantry this fall when all...

    I tried Backpacker's Pantry this fall when all the Mountain House were out of stock. A bit more expensive, but very good tasting meals and very large portions. I burn a ton of calories when chasing...
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    This year I bought new boots after 13 years in my...

    This year I bought new boots after 13 years in my old boots. Original cost back then was $160. I had a restitch and resole done two years ago for $100. Per annual cost is $20.

    This winter I...
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    I've had GREAT luck out of a the NeoAir from...

    I've had GREAT luck out of a the NeoAir from Cascasde designs. The pad is amazing. Under 15 oz for the long size. Not very wide, but very comfortable and lightweight.
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    I had to give up my trusted boots after 13 years...

    I had to give up my trusted boots after 13 years of hunting. Two soles and several re-stitching attempts couldn't keep them together. I paid about $160 back then. That works out to about $12.50 a...
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    I'm not a big proponent of strap cutting either. ...

    I'm not a big proponent of strap cutting either. I did make a jump to a down insulating layer. This move saved me about 2 pounds over my old fleece. It also packs up into a space the size of a...
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    My pack weight cutting techniques are as follows:...

    My pack weight cutting techniques are as follows:
    - Keep a detailed journal of the items in your pack on every trip. Make note of the conditions of the trip and inventory what items you use and...
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    Cutting Pack Weight

    I started this thread in hopes to generate conversation about cutting pack weight. I've come up with a few ideas I'll share here and hope to hear some ideas I've not thought of. Thanks for the...
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    Last year, I went out on a limb and bought the...

    Last year, I went out on a limb and bought the MSR Hyperflow. It uses glass tube technology to filter the water. From what I read this has been used in commercial treatment plants for quite a while...
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