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[pct-l] Fwd: lightweight gear
- Subject: [pct-l] Fwd: lightweight gear
- From: Brick Robbins <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 11:28:57 -0700
Found this on the UltraRunning list, where they call ultra light weight backpacking "fastpacking."
Thought you might get a kick out of this post
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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 21:57:14 -0700
From: Buzz Burrell <buzz@DIAC.COM>
Subject: Re: Fastpack
Enough about bivy bags; the ultimate piece of lightweight gear is
without a doubt ... the credit card. Weighs about 1/6 oz. Nothing even
comes close. Here's a quick comparison, taken from last weekends
wonderfull circumnavigation of the Indian Peaks Wilderness (with an
overnight stop at Grand Lake, Colorado).
Old fashioned gear:
Bivy Sack - 1 lb
Sleeping Bag - 3 lbs
Food - 3 lbs
Cost - $400
Conditions - Freezing your butt off laying on the cold hard ground eating
crumbled cookies and squashed cheese, waiting for the sun to finally come
New and Improved fastpack equipment:
Mastercard - 1/6 oz
Cost - $70
Conditions - Laying in the soft bed of your motel room, watching Star
Trek reruns on cable TV, eating hot and juicy buffalo burgers and
swilling a cold microbrew, after a good 30 minute soak in the hot tub,
watching the moon rise through the pine trees over the lake.
I guess wisdom does come with age.
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