Was UL a phase for you?
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Oct 24, 2015 at 12:43 am #2233717Dean F.BPL Member
@acrosomeLocale: Back in the Front Range
I don't think that "phase" is the right word. I'd instead say "learning process." I got down to an 8 pound BPW. But then I got old and- as just one example- sleeping on a 1/4" CC pad got annoying. So I have learned what I consider to be worth the weight. Another example: I love my pyramid tarps- they're a bit heavier but also more bomber than a flat tarp, less fiddly, and require less thought. So my BPW- stripped to the bones- is about 12 pounds now. Hell, I'm considering a McHale pack, now. I've been going on longer trips and the food weight is catching up to me, plus I like the idea of a pack to my persnickety specifications that will last the rest of my life and probably be in my will.Oct 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm #2234161Randy WelchSpectator
A 3C hiker remarking to others on the deck as other PCT hikers poured in from the south…."Oh, look how cute, he's still ultralight"…Oct 26, 2015 at 11:08 pm #2234222Paul MagnantiBPL Member
@paulmagsLocale: Colorado Plateau
"A 3C hiker remarking to others on the deck" Now-a-days that means a person is an expert an using an iPhone app. :D
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