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[pct-l] Re: PCT-LNew System

I am playing with a similar type setup.
GoLite Day Pack and or a Kelty Flight over a hipsack. With no fixed
connection  the system articulates as I walk.
This seems to benifit my old and damaged spine.
Next is flexability; when I hike alone I use a Kelty Flatiron, or a homemade
(Frostline) hipsack or a Lowe Pro Fjell Runner.When I hike with my dog; I
hang my Homemade hipsack off a Skijoring harness.
The verdict is still out but, I think I am happy with the system. Instead of
carrying the Dana Wet Rib, I spin the hipsack to the front when I want a
snack or camera.
It's Great Outside,
Get Out There.
----- Original Message -----
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 13:27:14 EDT
From: Hiker97@aol.com
To: <pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Subject: [pct-l] New System

Well, I have a new weird lightweight backpack system that seems to work
well.  I bought the REI Full Skinny fanny pack and wear my GoLite pack on
top of it.  The GoLite does not need a waist belt with this system, since it
is "sitting" mostly on the fanny pack.  The Full Skinny is very large with a
super waist belt. This weird configuration seems to do the job.  I use the
Dana Designs Wet Rib in front on the GoLite shoulder straps for the water
bottle and miscellaneous items.  Also, I use the Kelty waist belt buckle pad
on the Full Skinny's waist belt for extra efficiency

I have never heard of anyone using this type of setup.  Maybe there is a
reason for that.  I will call it the "Switchback System" until I gearhead up
something else.  Happy trails, Switchback