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Add a few ounces (but a lot of convenience) with a made-for-backpacking ultralight stove. I like the and MSR’s . You need to bring a fuel canister and a small pot, but these setups get your food warm fast without much of a weight penalty.

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  • Earlylite

    Lot's of meat in there – a few point comments:

    EMS floor expertise is way better than REI. No doubt as a result of better training and less staff turnover. EMS clothing is excellent, especially their base layers.

    There is no such thing as one stop shop for gear. You need to buy good products from specialist manufacturers. What is wrong with that?

    Don't confuse lightweight backpacking with ultralight backpacking. I'm evangelizing 25 lb pack weights, not sub 10 lbs. I also agree that ultralight backpacking is more of a possibility out West than in the Whites. You can do it in July, but you still really need to know what you are doing.

    Mountaineering is a different sport than 3 season backpacking. I've given up trying to get below 30 lbs, without even counting food and water. It is what it is. Suck it up if you want to do multi-day trips.

    I do think you over dramatize the need for good gear, though. You can always back off if you wet out or have a gear failure. Great mountaineers aren't great because of their gear.

    Sadly, backpacking and overnight anything is nearly dead in the White Mountains. I blame the AMC partially. The place has become an amusement park for sport specific play spots. Still the lack of people spending nights out is better for me because I like getting away from the crowds.

    Great rant here Chris. :-)

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    Don't confuse lightweight backpacking with ultralight backpacking. I'm evangelizing 25 lb pack weights, not sub 10 lbs. I also agree that ultralight backpacking is more of a possibility out West than in the Whites. You can do it in July, but you still really need to know what you are doing.