Wanted sub 1.5lb bag (Marmot Atom,Hydrogen, WM)

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Dan Reynolds, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Dan Reynolds

    Dan Reynolds Member

    Wanted sub 1.5lb bag (Marmot Atom,Hydrogen, WM) also looking for sub 2lb winter bags

    Cash or trades...I've got

    Airline tickets
    HP 2215 Pocket Pc
    Misc fishing gear possibly
    18" Trek Mountain Bike

    Dan
    206-851-5969
    dan.reynolds@alaskaair.com
     
  2. Randy Knapp

    Randy Knapp Active Member

    Dan,

    I did what Charles Jardine recommended years ago and just cut everything off a big bag that I didn't need. That means labels, compression straps, flap top, etc. I got my bag down to a pound and still kept the belt.

    Randy
     
  3. Dan Reynolds

    Dan Reynolds Member

    Yes...my wife thinks I'm crazy cutting off tags, straps etc.

    By spring with a couple of gear acquisitions, my 3-4 day pack weight will be about 12-14 lbs. Not bad compared to last summers 28-30. I did go a bit heavy on my pack but found a nice 42L pack with the features I wanted and tough enough to abuse without worry. I may pick up an ultralight pack for the trips that I go stoveless and at about 10#.

    The best thing I ever did was change to "no cleanup cooking"....I simply carry one 600ml titanium cup (that my stove and fuel canister fits in) to boil water in and rehydrate stuff in double ziplock bags and eat out of them. All I have to do is wipe off the spoon. Food for 3 days runs me between 1 and 2 lbs. I was able to leave the suds, pots, scrubbers etc at home.

    My back sure appreciates the lighter loads....