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New to backpacking/ need help
“My wife and I are new to backpacking, we have always camped in a campground or car camped. We bought new North Face sleeping bags and mats, jackets, stove and cookware, and water purifer. We need help choosing a pack, there are so many with different fuctions, what is the requirement for someone wanting a good pack for 7 days with out spend a life's savings? Thank you”
“get a Lowe Alpine...They run about 139 bucks”
“my wife got a lowe alpine and she loves it. i think it was exactly $139.
there are tons of great products out there. it's a good problem to have, having so many choices.
ya'll will find the packs that are right for you swain. just keep lookin, comparing stats and prices. just make sure you try it on with weight in it before you buy one.”
“Definately Lowe Alpine, I love mine but don't just buy for the name. Buy a pack that fits you well and be sure to spend plenty of time in the store with the weights in.
Just another idea, my hiking partner started with a jansport for 2 years and it held up fine until she upgraded to a more expensive pack.”
“in KY hit J&H (Lex.) or Galyan's (Lou) to look.”
“or KNats in bowling green or rei in nashville or bass pro in nashville
or Blue ridge mountain sports
kinda new myself
“I have the Lowe Alpine Contour 5500 and the wife has the Kelty Red Cloud 5400 which has exterior pockets galore.
I am looking seriously at the Jansport Rainier as my next pack just because of the ext. pockets.
Also, for 2-person packing you can't beat the Eureka Tetragon 7 tent. It will accommodate 2 people plus your gear very comfortably at 6.5 pounds.
(there are several Red Cloud 5500s on e-bay occassionaly).”
“Also, please remember when you do get out there that dogs do not belong in the backcountry.
LNT = LDH.”
“what part of Kentucky?”
“Are you hung up on the dog thing or what??”
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