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[pct-l] Suggestion for a "to bring" list

Just a suggestion for those moving to light or ultra-light weight: it is a 
philosophy and a system. The last thing you want to do is get a light weight 
pack and try to stuff 60 pounds into it - or go to running shoes and try to 
carry 60 pounds.

I also suggest attending one of the Gatherings (Aldha-West or Aldha) or 
start-of-hike days to get tips and suggestions - and to see actual gear.

Marshall Karon
Portland, OR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Verber" <verber@gmail.com>
To: "David Strich" <strizzle41@yahoo.com>
Cc: <pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 12:54 AM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Suggestion for a "to bring" list

>> I heard traveling light is the way to go
> Yes, light is the way to go.  I think the only question is if you
> should go light weight, or ultra-light weight.  I am more on a
> light-weight packer, but I appreciate the ulta-light approach.
>> but what kinds of stuff should I start looking for?
> Get a subscription to http://www.backpackinglight.com/
> The book Beyond Backpacking (if you can get past Ray when he goes off
> into space) can be extremely valuable in helping you consider
> alternatives to classic, heavy-weight backpacking.
> Yogi's PCT handbook has information collected from a number of people
> who completely the PCT in the last couple of years.
> http://www.pcthandbook.com/
> For more stuff, see my collection of links at:
> http://www.verber.com/mark/outdoors/gear/
>>Any personal recomendations or lists that you use?
> Lists I have found interesting can be found at
> http://www.verber.com/mark/outdoors/gear/gear-lists.html
> --mark
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