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[pct-l] PCT Flashback!!!!!
Old gear??? I have a 1973 Northface down sleeping bag that was rated at -15
degrees. I have slept in it at -10 and was comfortable. I think in those days a
temperature rating was pretty reliable...unlike my Feathered Friends bag. After I
froze my a** off on the side of Mt Whitney in '99 I contacted Feathered Friends
and they told me their ratings were "survival ratings," and not comfort rating.
Hmmm, that is pretty misleading.
Tom in Sacramento
John Mertes wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> I not only remember Camp 7, I still have and use regularly the down
> bag I bought back in 1973. It is purple color (grape I think C7 called
> it) and is still in good shape after many years of light to moderate
> I also have an A-16 backpack, sort of. Shortly after I first bought
> it, I replaced the bag with another one made by Camptrails for the A-16
> frame. I replaced the front part of the waist belt with one I made using
> a Kelty quick release stainless steel buckle. Now I've just replaced the
> whole belt again with a lighter and only padded on the sides where
> needed belt.
> Who else has what *old* gear (over 10 years) still being used?
> > How about Camp 7, Remember them?
> > I still have a bag I bought when I was 15 back in 79'. Except for a few burn
> > holes it's still in pretty good shape!
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