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[pct-l] Re: pct-l-digest V1 #335

At 12:00 AM 12/24/1997 -0600, you wrote:
>HOME MADE BACKPACK. Several hikers were fairly miserable with theirs until
>they switched.

I am experimenting with building my own external frame to come in at about
one pound (with shoulder straps AND hip belt).  What were the main problems
with the homebuilts?
>TARP: I think a tarp is a great idea up until Kennedy Meadows. A tent will
>make all the difference with the mosquitos encountered from then on. One
>that is mostly netting is ideal.
North or south of Kennedy Meadows has mosquitos?

>My other main dinner staples were dried pinto beans, black beans, split
>pea, chili, potatoes, and parmesan cheese. (I hated the chili after
>awhile.) Basically I would throw in a handful of corn pasta into a quart
>pot of water and when it boiled it was done and I added the other
>ingredients in various amounts until I had a rib sticking dinner.  

Dave Gomberg				gomberg@wcf.com
FormMaestro					http://www.wcf.com
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