I began backpacking when I was a scout, lugging around a bargain, classic external frame pack that my parent's found on a closeout deal at a local gear shop. It wasn't pretty, or terribly comfortable, but it held my stuff, and what it didn't - easily lashed on the outside.
For two years, I hoisted that thing around and when I was 16, and was working my first job, I saved and scrapped all of my money until I had enough to buy an internal frame pack. Back then, outdoor gear was beefy, made from 1000 denier, kevlar; my new backpack was made to last a lifetime! It even came with a lifetime warranty. And the weight... well, lets just say that pack alone was more than half the weight people are bragging about these days as their BASE WEIGHT.
At first it was hard to justify a replacement backpack. I mean... it worked, albeit a bit heavy, and it was near bulletproof. But as my gear got smaller, and lighter... and after packing a full size pillow for a year or so, to fill the extra space...
The Kelty PK50 is a 3175 cu in (52 L) pack that weighs 51 oz (1450 g) in size M/L. I like the main compartment and front stash-it pocket, but wish the hipbelt pockets were bigger. The hipbelt padding and shoulder straps are quite comfy, and together with the curved single stay and hourglass frame sheet, the pack carries pretty comfortably. However, it has an overabundance of pockets and straps - way too many for the ultralighter. So I decided to do some minor modifications and share my experience.
Net result: in about 20 minutes I was able to cut or remove about 13 oz for a new weight of 44 oz. I ended up with a much cleaner looking pack that probably has a volume of 35 to 40L - perfect for most overnight trips. With a sewing machine, I could drop another ounce or two pretty easily, maybe more. FYI - the drop page is here: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/kelty-pk50
On my scale, my pack weighed 56.8 oz. The rain cover (3.6 oz) and front pocket (6.5 oz) are both removable...
I would like to see if there is an interest in asking Mountain Hardwear to re-create a retro REAL hiking shirt.
Background: I have been using a long sleeved MH Canyon shirt for about 10 years. It has maybe 1500 miles with no wear and 100% satisfaction. Fearing it might wear out, I bought a MH Canyon shirt about 5 years ago and, to my dismay, the cloth had a silky feel; I gave it away. Recently, I purchased the MH Canyon on the Drop to see what direction MH had taken.
Much disappointment: 1. The cloth has that same silky feel. Might be nice pajamas, but not for hiking. 2. The shirt is designed as a town shirt with no internal shoulder mesh and a side vent that is for appearance, not performance. 3. Now they have replaced buttons with snaps, with no chance of a field repair.
How can I go about displaying to the Outdoor community the features of a real hiking shirt? Then, if there is sufficient interest, approach MH about making a Massdrop retro hiking shirt?
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I see alot of people on here looking for different size groundsheets for thier tents.
I am a contractor from Minnesota, this is how I create groundsheets for my tents and for some of my friends.
I side and have homes and businesses sided as part of my business. I have to buy rolls of Tyvek and other brands of underlayment for siding.
All technical (other than tarpaper), underlayment will also work as a ground sheet. These rolls of underlayment are sold at virtually every lumber yard. For a less expensive option get rolls of this material and cut it yourself using either a razor knife or a scissors. These rolls are readily available in 9' x 50' or 9' x 100' rolls for as little as $45.00 us currency a roll. In addition you can buy 2 story rolls 18' x 100' rolls but those need to be ordered.
In other words save money, cut only what you need and exactly what size you want and either sell the rest or save it or cut it for you friends..
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Am I the only one who thinks we should start a drop for some apocalypse mac and cheese? So, when do we start buying hamburgers by the bucket? Soylent is probably more efficient to ship, though. I need to know what to line the shelves of my bug out bunker for when the big one hits.
Many times the doctor sends people to "exercise", or we may think that we need to loose some weight or get fitter. We need to start by checking the SI joint (gait) as well as the Inner Ear and Vision..........
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