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    Default Goose Down or Titanium

    Preps for 25 Mar'13 launch going well. Have researched/ purchased 99% of my gear. Backpack system minus consumables running around 17 -18 lbs. I've saved all of my receipts and my observation is that my backpack system cost around $85/lb. My other observation is that it appears that goose feathers cost more than titanium! Mind you, I'm not complaining; following my today's 12 mile conditioning hike, my great- grandaughter said I acted like I was "stoked". I replied that I wasn't certain what "shoving wood into the fireplace" had to do with anything. She replied, "Huh"! It appears that I'm going to have to learn the lingo of the young, if I want to successfully communicate with what looks like a pretty young crowd hiking the trail.

    JetLag (or, possibly, G2D (Great GrandDad)

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    G2D - (Great Square Dad) - remember the 60's and an adult tried to talk like you. that is what they will think of you you will get along fine.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Jetlag...good luck on your hike Bro (that's new age lingo for brother I believe). The goose down is worth the price (on sale), the titanium is not. I have two sets and never use them, always keep going back to the 24 oz Foster beer can. The pot, stove, wind screen, pot holder, and sack weigh 3 oz total...hard to beat. I do have to use the titanium on a short hike tho trip just to say I've used it. Have a great hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    G2D - (Great Square Dad) - remember the 60's and an adult tried to talk like you. that is what they will think of you you will get along fine.
    I like G squared D...good trail name, like KK's signature line also, my wife may can relate to it?

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    Default feed the stoke bra

    Wood is to stoking a fire; as your excitement is to stoking your mind/body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetLag View Post
    ... my backpack system cost around $85/lb. ...
    Is that pound carried or pound saved?!

    RainMan

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    ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: ... Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit..... Numbers 35

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    Rain Man:

    Did I hike with you over the Smokies in '05 along with Butterfly Moon and Happy Hiker?

    Will be jumping back on-the-Trail at Atkins, VA. late January.

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    I would use goose down for things like a sleeping bag, and titanium for a wood stove. Don't get them mixed up.

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    I think my gear and clothing averages about $10 a pound, and its light and simple enough.
    Trouble is I have about 100 pounds of the stuff, and keep foraging for more.

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    I don't keep records.
    If I did my wife might find them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzJacko View Post
    I don't keep records.
    If I did my wife might find them...
    +1

    Too funny.

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    Embrace your youth Jet-Lag - don't fight it and I'm glad you are stoked to hike but down is an important trail term though:

    down with whatever people are doing - "I'm down with that." or just "I'm down."
    keep the stealth spots and anything secret on the down-low or just the d.l. "Hey, have a shot of whiskey out of this flask but keep it on the d.l."
    when someone is going to do something fun like hitch into a town to have a pizza and you want to go. "Yo dude, I'm down with that."


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    I am planning to thru hike satarting in mid April. I am 67 how old ar you?

    Grnadpa Jim

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    GrandPa Jim,
    Am 67 years young, also. I plan to start 26 March 13; you'll probably catch up with me.

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    With a sub 10 lb base, I'm not sure I wanna know what my gear cost per lb. heh heh heh. My down bag was spendy enough...I hope that bag lasts a good long time. I'm guessing somewhere near 200$/lb .....shhhh don't tell my husband :P

    Have a fun and safe trip!!

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    Where are jetlag and grandpa jim now?

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