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Re: Who bought what?

Postby Troutdog 59 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:20 pm

Really not so much yet. I did by a new titanium pot set and a Shimano reel with gift cards I got at xmas. Other than that its all on the shopping list at this point. My main item will be new boots as my old pair are toast. Will add some new socks and update my rain gear this spring as well. I'm looking at a 1 person tent, but thats not a must have item, just on the wish list. Also thinking of getting a smaller Bear Vault 450 for short trips, but again not a must have. I buy lures year round, but have only added some panther martins and some Thomas spoons (Cyclones and Colorados) so far. On that note, are Wyld Edge still making lures Mark? I thought they had gone the way of Whittman Lures.
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby ERIC » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:43 pm

Rockchucker wrote:Which osprey pack did you get?


Atmos 50. Also have the 35 and love it. I used the Exos 58 last year and wasn't very happy with it. First Osprey product I haven't been impressed by..
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby venturefar » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:48 pm

Due to the fact I'm doing the JMT in July and I haven't really bought any new base gear in about ten years I figured it was time to buy some new equipment. According to geargrams my new gear cut over 5 pounds from my base weight down to 26.28 lbs. (no consumables) After I get everything weighed and entered into geargrams I'll post the gear list for the JMT.

BA Fly Creek 1
Marmot plasma 15
Thermarest prolite
Bearikade expedition
MSR micro Rocket
Evernew 1.3L pot
Sawyer squeeze filter
sea to summit bucket
Exped UL pillow
Marmot Minimalist Jacket
Vibram fivefingers
Rec components rod tube
TFO 4 piece 5 wt rod
anti-gravity gear cozy
Petzel e+lite headlamp
REI flash 18 daypack
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby overheadx2 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:06 am

Markskor, I used to use crocs for crossings and around camp but lost one fishing a stream due to the poor fit of the heel strap. Last year I found a walmart version of crocs that are lighter and fit much better for around $7.
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby markskor » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:58 am

overheadx2 wrote:Markskor, I used to use crocs for crossings and around camp but lost one fishing a stream due to the poor fit of the heel strap. Last year I found a walmart version of crocs that are lighter and fit much better for around $7.

Good to know - never have used Crocs before - was on the fence and always thought they did look a bit dorky actually but my good hiking buddy Mike was passing a local Croc outlet store near Bend, OR. He gave me a shout-out - do I want some?

In the past his gear selections have always been spot on. Relying solely on his recommendation, (could be a mistake - but) he bought me a pair of Expeditions - (a little more than $7), and I will receive them when he picks me up (as usual) at the Curry Arch.
BTW, I usually do not make a point of listening to the OldRanger much.
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Who bought what?

Postby Bluewater » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:38 am

Finally embracing the fourth season. . . .

MLD Solomid
TAR Xtherm x2 (size R for wife, size L for me)
Rutalocura ti mugs & c/f lids.
Suluk46 ti snow stakes
2 L Evernew ti pot/lid for melting snow
Rocky Gore Tex socks
40 Below over boots
Montrail trail runners oversized to fit winter socks etc.
Snow baskets
Snowclaw snow shovel
Northern Lites Backcountry snowshoes
Smartwool heavy cushion socks
Garmin Etrex 20
Topo maps for the GPS (sold separately???)
Various materials for new homemade gear. Working on another quilt, a cuben/dyneema backpack and w/b rain/snow mitts. Already made some down booties.

BTW, for a lightweight 2 person freestanding tent under 3 lbs I like the Big Sky Evo 2p/2d/2v. It is the lightest freestanding double wall 2 person tent with 2 doors and 2 vestibules. My wife and I have weathered some windy nights in this tent.

For the lightest 2 person double wall tent (non freestanding) we use the Six Moon Designs Haven w/ the inner net-tent. 24 ozs! It also has 2 doors and 2 vestibules (good for late night pee breaks). We made it thru a bad thunderstorm from an exposed site above tree line last August in this tent. Hail froze into a sheet of ice on the outside, but it was fine. If you are interested here is a link w/ more info:

http://seatosummitultralight.blogspot.c ... d.html?m=1
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby ERIC » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:18 pm

overheadx2 wrote:Markskor, I used to use crocs for crossings and around camp but lost one fishing a stream due to the poor fit of the heel strap. Last year I found a walmart version of crocs that are lighter and fit much better for around $7.


That's what I use, too. They are amazingly lightweight, and comfortable.
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby oldranger » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:01 pm

overheadx2

You are correct about the standard crocs but the "offroads" which I mistakenly called "Expeditions" can be cinched tight with velco closures and have never failed me either in stream crossings or when fishing and getting into deep sucking mud. I stand by my purchase for Markskor. I would never commit to spending someone elses money unless I was 100% sure of the purchase. I wholeheartedly agree with the idea of getting the walmart version if the decision is between the classic crocs and the cheapie walmart ones (bought a pair for my son) but for regular use in demanding conditions and for over 40 days of use per year for multiple years I trust the "Off Roads." As I recall markskor has a saying about getting the best. Oh yes they weigh less than 2 oz more than a pair of the standard Crocs.

Now there may be a problem if Markskor treats the Crocs like he treats his trekking poles.

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Re: Who bought what?

Postby overheadx2 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:00 pm

I didn't really weigh the fact of long term use. As much as you guys hike, the crocs may be better. They are certainly sturdier. When I was using crocs, I added a very light boogie boarding fin leash to them. My brothers crocs (with the Velcro cinch) came off as he was fishing the Kern at Funston and he was able to keep them due to his teathers. When I lost one of my camp crocs half way through a trip while fording a stream it was a bummer.
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Re: Who bought what?

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Re: Who bought what?

Postby ERIC » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:02 pm

There's a thread or two on BPL raving about Nothinz clogs. They're apparently half the weight of Crocs (5-8oz vs. 10-14oz), and durable. One poster claimed to have hiked the AT in them. Seems silly to me, but still a decent endorsement of quality for a price-competitive product that weighs that little.

http://www.comforthouse.com/comfortclog.html
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby Rockchucker » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:04 pm

Oh how could I forget, I also got a enlighten equipment quilt too. Really I updated quite a bit, my wife can vouch ( with her brows wrinkled in anger)!
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