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jimjackandjose
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
Going to colorado in sept

Recently purchased
Tenzing 6000 bag
Clark nx270
Jetboil
Cheap down quilt off amazon to make an underquilt with velcro on it and my hammock
Some costco treking poles
Gonna get a 0 degree bag and hope thats all for sleep and cooking

But doing stadiums with weight vest. About to add a pack with weights.

Any other needs?
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Nodust
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
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But doing stadiums with weight vest. About to add a pack with weights.
it should help.

For me I find more miles than more weight helps. Got to train your feet and legs to walk for 12 hours straight, or however much you plan to hike.

I’m a early 40’s not in great shape guy and was able to do 20 mile days in Colorado. Walked at least 3 miles every day and maybe twice a week 8-10 miles. Never really carried a weighted pack other than the last week. That was more to check the load and how to pack everything. I started about 3 months before the trip.

I also did some biking just to add more aerobic type exercises.


IllegalPete
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
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Copper Spur HV UL2


I am deciding between this and the Tiger Wall 2.

I like the weight of the Tiger Wall, but the Copper Spur looks more durable and easier to set up.

Any complaints? Online people bitch about the fly zippers and rain leaks, hard to tell what is real and what is user error/shills.

Backcountry has the CS HV UL2 on sale for $335 right now so it is $65 cheaper than the TW 2.


I wouldn't mind a cottage UL tent but I don't feel like waiting 6-30 weeks for delivery, so off the shelf it is for now.


IllegalPete
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Just ordered a Hammock Gear Economy Burro, 20°, off the shelf. Should get it next week. I am excited to try out a quilt. They have a 10% off code right now, STOCKED.

Also just ordered an HMG 3400 SW, black. They are having a small sale, packs, sacks, pods, etc are around 12% off. Not much, but something.

I really wanted a LiteAF 35L or 40L but the wait time on those is like 6-8 weeks.

Backcountry is having a 20-50% sale right now if anyone is looking to blow some money.

Nodust, I saw a chick using that Zerk on the AT and heard a podcast about it with the Real Hiking Viking. It looks pretty bad ass.


awestruck
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Member since Jan 2015
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
Haven't seen the Tiger Wall 2; however have been well pleased with the Copper Spur HV UL2.

The material is indeed thin so yes the zippers can get easily caught up. This happened at dark the night of my first trip, but knowing this haven't had it happen since. Mostly because now lead with index finger just ahead of the zipper... grasping pull tabby with my thumb and middle finger... pulling slow. Not too much of an inconvenience for the weight savings. Big plus netting is so thin you can still see the stars and keeps in little heat (yep-good-n-bad).

Stayed real dry in only major thunder storm. Was on a dirt tent pad in Smokies with good drainage and had the footprint. Rained hard for couple hours then steady (not drizzle) for another 3-4. Required no additional sealing. Did not go in and out during rain !!! ...so overhanging/rain-dripping/zipper placement still an unknown.

Size wise it's a real nice one person or a tight (need to be sleeping companion) two person. I'm almost 5'11)

Bought stand alone m-glo lights which hooks up with USB to backup phone charger and wouldn't leave home without them. Real nice being able to forgo the tent headlamp twist. Had a black bear issue one night and after nose chasing it off, left the tent lights on rest of night and still showed 4 indicator lights come daylight. btw: battery backup came with one of these generic Image: https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fimg.newchic.com%2Fthumb%2Fwap%2Foaupload%2Fnewchic%2Fimages%2FB4%2FB8%2Fc067e2f2-1a63-42c1-86c6-1d4323147d95.jpg&f=1
LED's and it's GREAT for reading.


Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
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Nodust, I saw a chick using that Zerk on the AT and heard a podcast about it with the Real Hiking Viking. It looks pretty bad ass.

I got if for a good price by preordering before they wee in production. Like it so far. Have two short overnight trips with it. Maybe 50 miles. So far so good.

Not sure if it will be enough for 6 night trip though. Depends on how much insulation I’ll have to carry. Got a few longer trips coming so will be able to see how it works.


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Tiger inTampa
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Backpacking...would like to have


Sherpa


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IllegalPete
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
Thanks for the reply. I have been eyeballing the CS HV 2 for a year+ now, but there are so many damn other options it is easy to overthink things.

At $335 it seems like a no brainier.


I always wondered what the glo lights were for, I assumed they were for people who liked to get baked or roll on their backpacking trips. Didn't realize there was a practical use.
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NYCAuburn
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
I really wanted a zpack three man tent but had to settle for a tiger wall ul3.

I have a Ula ohm 2.0 but want a zpack backpack.

I need a 10 degree under quilt for hammocking on colder night and a war bonnet underquilt protector for hammock.

I use an alcohol stove, it’s not that much weight especially since I only hot cook for dinner.


NYCAuburn
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What about water filters.


I get the sawyers and dig the light weight but man I can’t give up my pump katadyne. I carry and drink a lot of water between stops and just like filling them up quickly. It’s my slight weight luxury


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Nodust
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I use an alcohol stove, it’s not that much weight especially since I only hot cook for dinner.

I love my fancy feast stove also. It’s not the weight I don’t want just the trouble of cooking on trips where I’m trying to hike longer miles. So easy to get into camp and eat a snack and goto sleep. Not worry about enough water to cook supper and breakfast.


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awestruck
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Member since Jan 2015
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I really wanted a zpack
Yep, me too. Although looking more at the duplex.


Anyone know how they handle condensate?


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
I have a surplus ruck sack, a Marmount single man tent that I caught on sale, a surplus Italian pack sleeping bag, and a really shitty MOLLE gun scabbard.

I'm new to this


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towgunner18
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re: Backpacking gear you use or would like to have
I wish I could find a decent pillow.

Gonna give the nemo Fillo a try.


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