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Marty Thompson

Marty Thompson

Central Illinois, Southern Illinois

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Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Mountain Biking
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Marty's Bio

I'm a backpacker, paddler, mountain biker, dayhiker and sometimes a car camper. Mostly just a weekend warrior...

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Marty Thompson wrote an answer about on May 20, 2010

This is a pretty nice set for the price/ weight.... I have the pot, but not the stove. If you're wanting to cook for more than one person, it's gonna be kind of time consuming. If ya got the time, it's no problem. You might want to look into the GSI Halulite Microdualist cook set for more than one person. No stove, but excellent pot set. Hope this helps.

Here is the link to the microdualist: http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/GSI-Outdoors-Halulite-Microdualist-Cookset/GSI0160M.html

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Marty Thompson wrote an answer about on May 5, 2009

You need to measure your torso (from the bas of your neck to your waistline)- but you'll probably be better off with the women's version. The pack does compact in to a day pack of sorts, but it's not the easiest thing to do and looks a bit silly. Also, having all this room (5500 ci) kind of encourages you to bring more gear than you really need, so unless you're going to use it for a week or more, it might be overkill.

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Marty Thompson wrote an answer about on May 4, 2009

Actually, it's closer to 7 pounds (6 lbs, 14 oz). While this is an extremely durable pack, and will hold up to some pretty severe conditions- there are several lighter options that have the same capacity and more. One option you may want to check out is the GoLite Odyssey at 3 lbs, 8 oz and a 5500 ci carry capacity. http://www.backcountry.com/store/GOL0316/GoLite-Odyssey-Pack-5500cu-in.html

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Marty Thompson wrote an answer about on March 26, 2009

Most likely. As long as your torso is under 20 inches you will be fine. To measure your torso, measure from the base of your neck (run your fingers down your neck and the first vertebrae you feel is where you need to start measuring) to the middle of your waistline. Measure a few times until you consistently get the same number to ensure accuracy. BTW... this same pack is 90 bucks on cabela's website.

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Marty Thompson wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

4 5

Tough little sack, but an inner flap would make this product a lot better. All in all very handy to have a bunch of these laying around. I use the 2 of the #3's to stuff my tent and rain fly seperately, in case the fly is wet when it's time to pack up and hit the trail. That way my tent won't fester in the moisture also. I use the #6 for my clothes.

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Marty Thompson wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

5 5

I carry 1 of these in my pack, and my dog carries 2 in hers- I gave up on the leaky collapsibles for her food and water. These are lighter, anyway, and also help to protect the dry food and treats from getting crushed in her pack (she's a little clutzy and sometimes tries to fit places her pack won't allow, resulting in crushed food). And they're bombproof!

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