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    Default Gear swaps or good places to buy used gear

    Still have a lot of time to pick out gear, but I'm wondering if anyone has advise and what gear to buy used and some good places to look. I don't want to spend more money than I have to, but I know not everything should be secondhand. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! I'm trying to go super light, as I have a fused spine, and I know that can get expensive.

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    http://geartrade.com is ok, but is limited in size and search-ability compared to good old e-bay, and the FS threads here are worth keeping an eye on, though you have to act fast.
    best of luck to you
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    I have found Alot of used gear on backpacking light . Com

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmax View Post
    I have found Alot of used gear on backpacking light . Com
    Here, though don't expect to get "cents to the dollar" deals. There are enough gear geeks on this site to meet your every need.

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    I made a page on FB called "Hiker Gear Flea Market", has almost 3,000 members and lots of used gear is posted everyday...

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    do you have a link to your FB page?

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    Just look up "Hiker Gear Flea Market"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahoyt View Post
    Just look up "Hiker Gear Flea Market"
    I get no results searching for that on facebook.

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    Found it!! It should be Hiking Gear Flea Market :-)
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    I posted this on the for sale forum but I'll put it here too because I'd love to see this pack make the trip to Maine. I bought an Osprey Exos 46, size M in December and it has only been on one trip; however, I found a great deal on a ULA pack that cuts some weight and still gives me some extra capacity. I am now selling the Osprey($130) and have a few other odds and ends that have been lightly used to great condition that I am willing to get rid of. PM for questions about the pack or if you're interested in almost anything else. I have a lot of doubles of items.

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    For Sale a new pair of Salewa Wildfire hiking shoes, mens 11.5. I bought them and wore them in my house for about 30 min and decided I didn't like them but I didn't send them back in time so my loss is your gain.I paid $89 and I'm asking $75 and free shipping. They are very high quality shoes!!! they have a no blister guarantee!!
    Precise fit thanks to the anatomical last, and customizable with the new MFF+ foot bed. Ballistic mesh upper reinforced with the unique EXA shell technology for lightness and durability. New Vibram® Tech Approach EVO sole, Salewa’s exclusive design for unbeatable climbing and edging on the most technical approach trails.

    http://www.salewa.us/product/tech+approach/wildfire+man

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    Did you find my page?

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    We have 2,900 members, I started the page last fall... Tons of great used gear. Lady Thru Hiker, my FB name is Zach Dahoyt Cavacas, friend me!

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    Hey Dahoyt! Would love to friend you on FB but too many work people on there and well, they don't know I'm going yet :-( :-) one of the reasons I was so happy to find this place so I could discuss my plans more freely. Don't to be freed for new future before I'm ready for it!


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    Look on your local Craigslist, and look on eBay. I've found tons of great deals on eBay. Picked up a brand new Outdoor Research Transcendent down jacket for $60, and a brand new Gregory Z55 for $80. Using eBay takes time, and good deals do come along.

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