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 Post subject: Re: Shopping list for backcountry camping
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:32 pm 
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Toke wrote:
What backbags you are using in 3-4 days backcountry trips, If you have to take crampons, tent and everything with you.

Is osprey Argon 70, Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 65+15, Arcteryx Khamsin 70 any good?

And you you carry board with those backs.

Toke from Finland


Check out this older thread. It's still fairly relevent - viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4339

Btw... IMHO you'd be better off with Arc'Teryx's new Arrakis 65 vs the Khamsin... it's better designed for backcountry snowsports & carrying your board. :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping list for backcountry camping
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:08 am 
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For quick trips 1-3 nights with a good weather forecast:

Pack: Osprey Variant 52, big enough for everything, but not too big, carries split A-frame, still need to rig an option for board mode carry
Tent: Black Diamond Lighthouse, with optional vestibule: a superlight tent for two tall folks, and actually has withstood nuking winds
Stove: MSR Reactor, MSRs answer for the JetBoil, the Reactor is an incredible stove
Bag: Marmot Helium, superlight 15 degree with ample shoulder room, for colder conditions I have an older Marmot -5 bag that is much heavier

Longer trips, expeditions:

Pack: same as above
Tent: used to be North Face Mountain 25, if I go on another expedition, I would probably go with something from the Hilleberg line.
Stove: MSR XGK
Bag: The Marmot -5 bag, unless its AK, then I will break out the North face Solar Flare (-15)

Most of my camping is now late winter through spring quick trips now, so I am focused on lightweight gear for relatively good weather. I think I have gotten over the attraction of sitting out four day long storms in a tent, but you never know-there is always the allure of snowboarding Mt. Hunter...

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping list for backcountry camping
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:57 am 
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barrows wrote:
there is always the allure of snowboarding Mt. Hunter...

:drool:
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or Foraker...
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 Post subject: Re: Shopping list for backcountry camping
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:17 pm 
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Hey neilprovo, that golite utopia looks pretty good. Looks like you are using the 4-person model. Do you think the 2-person model is too tight a fit for 2-people plus winter gear? Also, do you think it would work as a dedicated cooking tent?


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