Aug 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm #1262110Addie BedfordBPL Member
Companion forum thread to:Aug 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm #1636436Einstein XBPL Member
@einsteinxLocale: The Netherlands
Not having a lot of time, I only browsed the pictures in this article. I looooooooooove how the pack looks. It really looks closely to how I'd make a pack. Can we get more details? I'd love an MYOG article about this pack, but at a minimum I'd really like more pictures.
EinsAug 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm #1636491t.darrahBPL Member
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
Great trip report, very nice pictures and writting. Thanks for making the time to post, your efforts are appreciated.
I would like to see BPL continue with such articles. The site has a number of diverse individuals with similar abilities.Aug 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm #1636503Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
A great report highlighting both the MYOG ethos as well as how we go about putting that gear to good use. Great story and photos!Aug 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm #1636538Dan DurstonBPL Member
@dandydanLocale: Canadian Rockies
Nice trip report. The pack and tent look excellent ^_^Aug 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm #1636560Ben PMember
thanks for the write up, really enjoyed thatAug 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm #1636570Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Great job on all the gear. You put those with underused sewing machines to shame!Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 pm #1636572Philip DelvoieBPL Member
@philipdLocale: Ontario, Canada
Great write up Jamie. Enjoyed the read.Aug 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm #1636584George MatthewsBPL Member
Well told story with excellent pictures. Great job on your MYOG.
Terrific mileage especially when you throw in all those trips up the fire tower.
Lots of black bears in the Smokies for sure!
Thanks for your good work.Aug 10, 2010 at 7:28 pm #1636594Rodney DavisBPL Member
@ramrodLocale: North Carolina
Enjoyed your trip report. Gear looks great too.Aug 11, 2010 at 6:39 am #1636687John DonewarBPL Member
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Texas
I was bitten by the MYOG bug in 2009 and I am not in search of a cure. :-)
There is nothing like the satisfaction of making your own gear, taking it out on the trail and meeting up with success.
Congratulations on doing both and thanks for sharing your experiences with us. The pictures were great but I have yet to be able to find the bear. ;-)
The gearlist is great. It is always nice to be able to "peak" into another hiker's pack and learn from what is or is not carried.
Thanks again for all the good work done on your article.
NewtonAug 11, 2010 at 7:51 am #1636705Tom PetersonBPL Member
@tpeterson1959Locale: Pacific Northwest
Great trip report and beautiful pics to go with it. Thank you for sharing.Aug 11, 2010 at 8:44 am #1636724joseph OtooleSpectator
that was a great read! thanks.Aug 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm #1636792Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Hey, good story and photos. You inspire me to do some MYOG projects. Most of my MYOG projects to date have been merely modifications of commercial gear.
Your tent looks interesting. As for a sleeping pad pack, well, mine would absolutely have to have 2 thin aluminum stays as in my REI Cruise UL 60. Tried the mattress-as-pack-frame and tried it again with no satisfaction above 20 lbs. Sometimes I need to carry food for 10 days plus 3 L. of water for dry stretches here in the southwest. That can put me above 25 lbs.
Keep on posting about your MYOG gear. Very interesting.Aug 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm #1636860Jamie ShorttBPL Member
@jshorttLocale: North Carolina
All, Many thanks to everyone for reading and commenting. Also I really appreciate Addie's help. She makes the process of submitting an article painless and does the hard work of getting it ready for the site.
JamieAug 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm #1636878Michael RicheyBPL Member
@beaverboymikeLocale: Southern Utah
Jamie, well done. The article was well writtten, included a nice mixture of gear, lists and story. A great read with pictures! BPL needs more articles like this!
MichaelAug 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm #1637167EndoftheTrailBPL Member
Adding to the chorus — yes, great write up! Thanks!Aug 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm #1637175Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Looked at your website.
Very nice set of gear you have there.
Nice article.Aug 13, 2010 at 4:44 am #1637201Chris BellBPL Member
@hobbitLocale: PA Wilds
A good read. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Really enjoyed it.Aug 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm #1637469
cool trip for sure. I was there at 29 a few weeks later with friends & scouts. Bear was in camp all evening & morning. I have Ray-Way tarp,net tent,quilt & GG homemade pack. ray way homemade as well. will post some pics if figure out howAug 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm #1637471Aug 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm #1637472Aug 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm #1637473Aug 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm #1637477Aug 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm #1637479Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Great report sbout your MYOG and the Smokeys. I suggest that everyone check out your "Lightweight Journey" on your website.
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