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post #18 of (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 02:03 PM
Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: ALBANY, OR, USA.
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Backpacking/Hiking involves a system, your system and noone elses. Your body, your expectations, your risk-taking threshold; all factor into developing YOUR system. Just because someone else succeeds using their system doesn't mean you will. Exploring the gear selection of others and their reasons can be of great benefit, but unfortunately there are many "experts" out there who only have one experience and delight in preaching to others how they should gear up for a trip into the backcountry. Minimalist, U/L gear affects the risk threshold, undoubtedly. Consider what you are willing to endure, the seasonal conditions that you might experience, and go forth with the gear that will allow you to reach your goals and return safely.
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