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[ft-l] Some Gear Questions/feedback
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From: "Keysbill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2001 4:49 PM
Subject: [ft-l] Some Gear Questions/feedback
> I am new to the FTA and just getting started. I have camped/hike when
> my boys were in the scouts, so I am not to much the novis. But
> feedback is good. I am planning a few weekenders and long weekend
> hikes to get started.
> As with most folks, I have to operate within a budget, so here is what I
> plan to buy. Note I am 6'1" so can handle the larger packs.
> Back Pack: Kelty Trekker External, 5lbs 10 oz, 4300 ci, has hydration
> bottle pocket. H- frame I know this is the most important item and I
> should be trying them all on, but I am in the Florida Keys and access to
> a store with a selection of packs does not exist or is a long trip.
> Sleeping Bag: Northface Thunder 36 Long, 20 deg, 3lbs, 2oz stuff is
> 9x17. Picked this for the extra footspace and weight. Too Warm?
> Mattress: Therm-A-Rest Backpacker 3/4 length, 1lbs, 8oz Good buy $30
> Stove: MSR Whisperlite Shaker, 14oz w/o fuel
> Water Filter: Sweetwater Walkabout Microfilter, 9oz
> Walking Staff- I am into photography and getting this will substitute
> for a monopod. I has a camera attachment under the staff knob. Tacks
> Sherlock Walking Staff
> Any feedback or suggested changes would be appreciated.
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