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Old 05-03-2006, 01:50 AM
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Comfortweight™ Philosophy

Many years ago, I began putting together my own philosophy of how I wanted to approach my backpacking gear and hiking experiences.

I started out as what would be called, today, a super ultralight (SUL) backpacker (or minimalist) - long before there was any books or information circulating about it. My SUL backpacking status was not due to my having whittled my gear down from a heavier weight to under 5 pounds. It was mostly due to the fact that I didn't own much gear. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:42 AM
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Nowadays I find myself wondering, “Why not take a windshirt, hardshell & that silponcho (yup &am NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:16 AM
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:22 AM
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Several comments...

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Old 05-03-2006, 08:32 AM
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'Comfortweight' does it for me; it is an excellent term which reflects an individual approach to bac NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:11 AM
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I really like this concept of "Comfort Weight". I came to the same conclusions about it ( NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:04 AM
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Ultralightenment Gearorexia

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