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    Since there seems to be some confusion, allow me...

    Since there seems to be some confusion, allow me to clear things up.

    I have not yet compared my weight data of MLD product to MLD advertising. For that reason, my data cannot possibly have a...
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    Thanks for watching out for everyone's interests....

    Thanks for watching out for everyone's interests. I'm hoping to gather some supplemental information for an article I'm hoping to write.

    I use an love several MLD products and simply wish to...
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    Thanks to everyone's helpful information. I...

    Thanks to everyone's helpful information.

    I was hoping to get a few more actual numbers from people who own and have measured the weights of standard, unmodified, MLD gear straight from the...
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    Thanks for the tip - I'll be sure to add a note...

    Thanks for the tip - I'll be sure to add a note about that in my final comparisons for fairness.
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    MLD Gear Weights - What Did Yours Weigh?

    Hey all,

    I was just wondering if anyone has weight data for various Mountain Laurel Designs items. Here's what I need:



    Item Name (specific so I can look it up)
    Item Weight (weighed by...
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    As most have pointed out, the devil is in the...

    As most have pointed out, the devil is in the details here. You're going to need to research your butt off and test your system before hitting the trail.

    With that said, however, I think it's...
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    Thanks, Garlic, your insight it appreciated. I...

    Thanks, Garlic, your insight it appreciated. I will do the requisite searching and digging. Are you, by chance, aware of any good nutritional information or tips on how to make sure you're balancing...
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    Alright, we're going to get this thread back on...

    Alright, we're going to get this thread back on to a productive path. Much appreciation to everyone who has helped so far.

    Still searching for suggestions on a lightweight t-shirt if anyone has...
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    Wow, everyone get off the OP's case. This person...

    Wow, everyone get off the OP's case. This person came here looking for advice, not to be attacked and told she has no chance. This is ridiculous.

    OP, I sent you a message to try to help.

    Sent...
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    3d printing backpacking gear.... This sounds like...

    3d printing backpacking gear.... This sounds like fun!

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    I appreciate you providing insight on your...

    I appreciate you providing insight on your personal clothing system with the sole exception of this unnecessary, unhelpful, and insulting remark.
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    Is there a difference between the solid fuel...

    Is there a difference between the solid fuel esbit the Trail Designs GVP Caldera Cone runs on and "European" Esbit?

    I mean the GVP Caldera nestles inside of its self with absolutely zero waster...
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    Ultralight is probably the category I would...

    Ultralight is probably the category I would "identify with" but I also am heavily focused on ethical use of public lands so I'm pretty anal with my own LNT adherence.

    My Backpacking DnD stats are...
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    Skylark, you're on it! Remember to be progressive...

    Skylark, you're on it! Remember to be progressive with your training. Learn new skills and techniques which will help you improve your pack to better meet your needs. Learn stretches and self care...
  15. Sounds like unnecessary extra material and weight...

    Sounds like unnecessary extra material and weight (albeit small amount of weight) serving no purpose. As others have stated there are also the practical drawbacks of having cuffs such as possible...
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    Thanks for your feedback - I am always hyper...

    Thanks for your feedback - I am always hyper careful of checking my sleeping space before setting up my ground cloth. That's why my X-Lite is not 4 years old and still going strong. It's a good...
  17. I have been keeping an eye on the forum but...

    I have been keeping an eye on the forum but haven't been posting in a while. It's always fun to get involved again.

    As you may know, I'm an outdoor educator by trade (backpacking trip leader and...
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    Would you care to share what meal planning and a...

    Would you care to share what meal planning and a sample diet look like for you for a stove less trip? Very interested.

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    Have you looked into just using something like...

    Have you looked into just using something like the GVP Caldera Cone and perhaps adapting your cup needs to be more compact and versatile?

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    I hang my food every time. PCT method. End of...

    I hang my food every time. PCT method. End of story.

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    I used only Aquamira for years. Now I use bleach...

    I used only Aquamira for years. Now I use bleach (not kidding) and have never had a problem with either.

    I would not hesitate to use only chemical purification, but that's just my experience.
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    Having two pair of running shorts is mandatory...

    Having two pair of running shorts is mandatory for me. They're light, dry fast, and have liners so I don't need underwear. They keep my clothing system so much more simple, compact, and lightweight...
  23. What were some of those emergency items you...

    What were some of those emergency items you thought you needed but never did? What does your emergency kit look like now? If you would be so kind to take the time to answer... Much appreciated! If...
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    I like your perspective on the poncho ground...

    I like your perspective on the poncho ground cloth. That's kinda where my head's been at. I think you're totally right - I'll probably keep my rain gear off the ground.

    I've used this setup on the...
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    Another thing that would be much appreciated is...

    Another thing that would be much appreciated is lighter options for polyester t-shirts... I currently use the MH Wicked Lite shirts just because I've had them forever. I can't help but feel like...
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