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    oh- and thanks for the online source, Rain Man!

    oh- and thanks for the online source, Rain Man!
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    I tried the bungee idea, but haven't found...

    I tried the bungee idea, but haven't found bungees the proper lenght yet... plus, due to where the fabric straps & loops are located, they are pretty close to one another, and almost act as a...
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    OK. Heavy-duty needle, polyester thread, on a...

    OK. Heavy-duty needle, polyester thread, on a seam if possible (otherwise maybe sew on reinforcing patches first), then do the lash points instead of straps (good idea!)

    Thanks everybody. Now, to...
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    sewing sleeping pads straps onto pack

    I'd like to sew some sleeping pad straps to the bottom of my GoLite Pinnacle. I've been sewing (by hand, no machines) most of my life, but never gear. A few questions:

    What needle/thread should I...
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    I've narrowed it down. Between the Pinnacle &...

    I've narrowed it down. Between the Pinnacle & Quest, I chose the Pinnacle. Loaded with the same gear/weight, the Pinnacle was simply more comfortable, despite it's lack of a rigid frame & narrower...
  6. Thread: no fun on the AT

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    I think his legs & feet will disagree...

    I think his legs & feet will disagree...
  7. Thread: windshirts?

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    If you like the Marmot DriClime, check out the...

    If you like the Marmot DriClime, check out the EMS Zephyr (on sale now for $65!) I have the original version, called the Windshear. I couldn't live without it. One of my best peices of gear EVER.
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    How much gear...let's see...pretty standard-issue...

    How much gear...let's see...pretty standard-issue stuff...

    REI 1/4 Dome UL tent
    Thermarest (full-length)
    40F bag, in a compression stuffsack, makes it the size of a cantelope (almost)...
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    I looked at ULA's website, I remember them from...

    I looked at ULA's website, I remember them from several years ago when I was looking for a lighter pack. It seems very similar to the Quest, a little lighter. It seems a little heavier than the...
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    I type too fast. I can't believe this forum...

    I type too fast. I can't believe this forum doesn't allow you to edit your posts!
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    Well, the Osprey isn't here yet, but the Quest &...

    Well, the Osprey isn't here yet, but the Quest & Pinnacle came today.

    As far as packing goes, with the exception of a top lid pocket on the Quest, they're IDENTICAL, size-wise. They actually...
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    Well, because I'm an over-analyzer who can't make...

    Well, because I'm an over-analyzer who can't make a damned decision, I've ordered all 3. Pinnacle, Quest, and Atmos 65. I'll be able to load them up & make a side-by-side comparison.
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    Bumping for a little extra info... seems the...

    Bumping for a little extra info...

    seems the Pinnacle is not very water-resistant, I've read a couple of reviews of pack contents getting soaked? (yes, I can & sometimes do bag the pack contents,...
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    could you maybe use adjustable straps (that...

    could you maybe use adjustable straps (that function like compression straps: you pull them tighter & they stay tight), from the bootom loops up thru the side compression straps? It would sort of...
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    With my current pack (which is 4000 cu.in., but...

    With my current pack (which is 4000 cu.in., but alot of that space is in external pockets), I lash my pad to the bottom. I'd rather have EVERYTHING inside the pack, which is why using my pad as a...
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    Great info. I'm right now going between a...

    Great info. I'm right now going between a Pinnacle w/sleeping pad as frame, or the Quest. Both seem to hold my weight class, both seem big enuff, and the Pinnacle is 2 lbs lighter...

    Maybe I...
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    Thanks for that Golite link! I never would have...

    Thanks for that Golite link! I never would have thought to look under sizing info for "comfortable load" info.
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    Is the Gust frameless?

    Is the Gust frameless?
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    GoLite Pinnacle/Quest Weight Limits?

    Haven't been here in a LOOOOONG time... bought a house, and year-round remodeling has kept me off the trails. No more!

    I'm upgrading (lightening) my load a piece at a time, and I've come to pack...
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    Wow. Lots of great info from everybody! Thanks a...

    Wow. Lots of great info from everybody! Thanks a million. I'll just order the PATC guidebook & mapset, and should have no problems planning a cool trip with all your suggestions! Sounds like a really...
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    Wow. All great info guys. Much appreciated! I'll...

    Wow. All great info guys. Much appreciated! I'll definitely get the book/mapset and do some looking at all the routes you've suggested. It sounds like a really cool area of the AT (I had a...
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    Thanks, ptfo! Great info. Definitely let me...

    Thanks, ptfo! Great info. Definitely let me know how the next one goes!
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    Whoops- should have mentioned we'll be tenting...

    Whoops- should have mentioned we'll be tenting it, if that makes any difference.
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    3-day rec's for Harper's Ferry area?

    I didn't know which forum to put this in, I figured the most exposure would be here in General...

    Me & several friends have been knocking off sections of the AT two weekends a year, and I think...
  25. Thread: The Secret Shelter

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    I don't know if Jim (the owner of the Secret...

    I don't know if Jim (the owner of the Secret Shelter) ever reads these forums, but I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU for it! After a 12 mile slog in constant rain, the Secret Shelter was an...
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