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  • #3698530
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    I’ve been wearing Pat. Talus pants for just about ever. Long johns change with the temperature.

     

    #3689196
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    I’d wear the jacket and check it occasionally for abrasion, and if that happened I’d put a strip of duct tape across that area. I’ve worn dri ducks for years and never had an issue other than tears from branches, etc..

    #3685577
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Have you considered hammocks?

    #3682027
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Hi Russ,

    I have a Hammock gear Premium Burro 20 that works well on the ground but doesn’t have a draft collar option. I was looking at the Underground Quilt XL Bandit which does have a collar option but for whatever reason decided against it. It looks very nice. I also own a Loco Libre Ghost Pepper 20 but its for hanging only. Too narrow! Your choices look fine but it all comes down to a personal choice after looking at pros and cons.Good luck!

    #3677121
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    I’ve been wearing Lone Peaks since V1 and have been disappointed by the fast wear. They seemed to be the only game in town though so I continued to buy . This past spring I bought a pair of NB Fresh Foam Hierras and have been completely satisfied with them. The Vibram soles show little wear with maybe 500 miles on them. The mesh also shows little wear where the Lone Peaks would be ripping already. The wide fit sealed the deal .

    TomL

     

    #3584953
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    I’ve used different brands at different times and all turn oily. I give up on them.I’m going to try some of the suggestions received here. Thanks to all who replied!

    #3566378
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Hi asndy,

    I recently  bought a large belt from GG for $20 that almost fit my Mariposa Plus. I had to do a little ripping and a little sewing but essentially the stays werere perfectly spaced to fit into my old pack.

    This made a huge difference with the staays now grounded to the hipbelt.I will be using the pack a whole lot more than i have.

    BTW its the large belt for newer than 2011 packs. I think I got my pack in 2102.

    TomL

     

    #3534232
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    I used “der Schnozzel” exclusively to inflate my xlite and it delaminated after three years. Approx.100 nights. Got a new one two years ago and it’s working well with maybe 30 nights of use.But even Ferrari makes a lemon on occasion I think. The xlites are wonderful for my pinned together back.

    #3532388
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Sara,

    If you start from the south and just go as slow/fast as you like and walk the month off you should be fine.

    The scenery is wonderful as are the people.

    Tom L

     

    #3523311
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    I’d say you’re on the right track especially for first time bper. Congrats

    TomL

     

    #3520449
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    A small loop of shock cord with a cord lock attached above the bottle holder on your shoulder strap holds the bottle quite well and keeps a taller(1ltr) bottle in place

     

    #3505120
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest
    • Married or otherwise committed, but your spouse/partner doesn’t mind you being away. Lucky you! Sure you might have to carry a Spot or InReach to minimize worry and help maintain the peace, but that’s a small price to pay.

    I work at a high school and get summers off . Two months is too long away , one month is doable but I usually stretch it. My wife does her thing and we also take a week or two off together.

    #3471289
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Zack,

    I’ve been dealing with something similar for a year now. PT took care of some pain but it still comes and goes. This is what my MD figures my issue is .

    http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-big-toe/Pages/Sesamoiditis.aspx

    Good luck,

    TomL

    #3449972
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Hi, I’ve been using one of these for years now.I added a couple of velcro strips to hold it closed better.https://www.antigravitygear.com/shop/cozy-collection/antigravitygear-pouch-cozy/

    TomL

     

    #3443129
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    HI,

    I carried a Bearicade Expedition in a GG mariposa Plus vertically  for a few weeks with no problem.

    TomL

     

     

    #3437889
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Hiya,

    Had the same problem years ago , and found a pair of Dr. Scholls gel inserts. Problem was sol-ved.I’ve used them as my default with  the Lone Peaks. This fall I got a set of custom orthotics that i’ll try on the pct ,but will be aware of where i can get the dr. scholls.

    The custom orthotics are due to too much kicking into snow on the pct in Oregon. SOBO . Messed up my right ankle badly.Hi Ed!!

     

    Tom L(Sunte)

     

     

    #3437888
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Hiya,

    Had the same problem years ago , and found a pair of Dr. Scholls gel inserts. Problem was sol-ved.I’ve used them as my default with  the Lone Peaks. This fall I got a set of custom orthotics that i’ll try on the pct ,but will be aware of where i can get the dr. scholls.Hi Ed!!

    Tom L(Sunte)

     

     

    #3427789
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    + 1Dri Ducks

    #3427236
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Adding a pillow to a neo air mattress

    Yeah,

    been using this for years and never regret it. With Exped UL Med.

    TomL

     

    #3425043
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Hi,

    Google Steger Camuks. It looks like there’s a bunch of reading for your pleasure.

    #3415947
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    The Exped Schnozzel with the Therma rest adaptor will work with BA and Thermarest. At least the BA a friend had and my Neo UL.Saves a lot of huffing and puffing especially at high altitude.I use it to store my quilt in the pack also.

     

    #3405769
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Hi Doug,
    Yes I have bought a few containers of Peak and found it to be very a great powdered whole milk.
    TomL

    #3405327
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Bag? What do you mean?
    Try HMG .
    TomL

    #3387155
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Hi,
    Just a thought but you should be able to cut your nails with the leatherman
    TomL

    #3381734
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    Roger,

    I’ve been saving plastic, resealable cereal bags for the past few years now. As in granola. Many other products come in these type of bags also.Works great for freezer bag cooking.

    TomL

     

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