Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4a: Gear Reviews
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Jun 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm #1304108Stephanie JordanSpectator
@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to:Jun 11, 2013 at 11:37 pm #1995840Michael GillenwaterBPL Member
@mwgillenwaterLocale: Seattle area
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the Hexamid Solo Plus and Twin have identical footprints. The difference is the rear pole to raise up the back of the tent and create more usable space for a second person.Jun 12, 2013 at 4:49 am #1995864Doug HusBPL Member
@doug-hLocale: Ontario. Canada
Can a link be posted for a description of the "Overall Rating" system.
DougJun 12, 2013 at 9:27 am #1995916Jim MilsteinSpectator
@jimsubzeroLocale: New Uraniborg CO
The Nalgene 1 quart Cantene weighs 63g and comes in a wide mouth version suitable for use with the UV device. It actually holds a lot more than one quart. It's very strong and can be used with the Sawyer Squeeze as well with this mod.Jun 12, 2013 at 9:38 am #1995923Joel BenfordSpectator
@morte66Locale: Surrey flatlands, England
And here I was thinking the MLD Solomid would finally get a BPL review/rating. ;)
Those are useful short reviews. I waited for this Trail Designs vs GOLD stove review, before pulling the trigger on a stove, and it made my mind up. Thanks.Jun 13, 2013 at 12:51 am #1996135Andy JarmanMember
@andyjarmanLocale: Edge of the World
Similar to Jim's mod above, I have stuck two soda bottle lids back to back with a hole between them, this dispenses with the syringe and allows you to routinely back-flush from your clean to your dirty bottle. Particularly useful with very muddy water.
Sucking the thing is not the way I drink from it. I use a small "dirty" Evernew bottle(filled from a little flattened soda bottle when scooping water from puddles)and push it into a large "clean" soda bottle via the filter. That way I can gulp, I know how much I've had, I can add rehydration salts etc and I can have a look at what I'm about to drink before drinking it!Jun 15, 2013 at 4:56 am #1996852James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
Will, Good gear reviews.
Since the first iteration of the Murmur '12, Gossamer Gear revamped the straps on the pack. It now has poly straps instead of the nylon which would slip if the pack was overloaded. 5-6 days is a very conservative estimate for a trip with the Murmur. I have had two food bags in it and a small compression bag for the sleeping bag & cloths. I took this for about 2 weeks over the Northville-Placid Trail at about 23 pounds total pack weight at the trail head. Food, of corse, was the single bigest weight at about 16-17 pounds. The small pack is certainly capable of longer than 5-6 days.
The Steripen can be difficult to recharge in the ADK's. I prefer the battery operated Opti. A little heavier, it lasts much longer in the back country.Jun 18, 2013 at 11:03 am #1997714dirtbagBPL Member
That is cool. What did u use to make that. I usually use the wide mouth canteen to scoop water then pour it into the sawyer bottle and squeeze from there…your set up saves the use of the sawyer bottleJun 18, 2013 at 11:14 am #1997718Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
You can get those caps premade now atJun 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm #1997739dirtbagBPL Member
SCORE!!! Thankyou very much for that…just ordered it.May 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm #2099214Mike CBPL Member
Will, thanks for sharing your ideas on Mountain SUL and reviews of appropriate gear. They've inspired me to cut some weight. I'm thinking of adding the Caldera Keg F to my cook kit. Does anybody know if the lining of a Fosters beer can contains BPA?
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