Backpacking Gear Class

  • January 15, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • Felix's Place

Are you interested in lowering your gear weight for backpacking? We will go over my gear, why I chose specific stuff, and other options in different weight classes.

If you have experience backpacking and want to demo and talk about your gear, we can do that as well, and I encourage that. We'll go through each category, discuss options and look at the various solutions we like.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DEMO YOUR GEAR, please comment here we can arrange that.

Feel free to bring your gear and we can talk about stuff and answer questions.

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  • DM K.

    Superb! And it was nice to meet everyone!

    January 16, 2014

  • Manish

    Sorry, I live in Sunnyvale and might not be able to leave work early today to reach Felix's place on time. Would be great if someone could make a video of the demo and share with other group members.

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm yet to get back to US. I thought there would be a hangout. A video would be great :)

      January 15, 2014

    • Steve

      hey guys, i will probably do another one next month at my house in fremont. could u make that?

      January 16, 2014

  • Steve

    Videos of some of my gear can be found on my youtube channel...

    https://www.youtube.com/user/craniumdesigns/videos

    And if you go to "pages" you can see links to my gear list.

    January 16, 2014

  • D

    Felix- thank you for your kind hospitality. Steve - thank you for showing us your gear..was a very educational meet up :)

    January 15, 2014

    • Steve

      great to meet you dao. i appreciate your enthusiasm and questions, and for showing up :)

      January 16, 2014

  • Ariel W.

    Aww just noticed the change. wont be able to make it! =[

    January 15, 2014

    • Steve

      what change?

      January 16, 2014

  • DM K.

    It's a little last minute but I'll bring by a few things!

    January 15, 2014

  • Leon T.

    I live in Fremont so it would be great to have a Hangout session

    January 15, 2014

    • Steve

      we will probably just have another one in fremont, since i live there too.

      January 15, 2014

  • Sumit B.

    Can we just have another gear intro meetup for Peninsula, East, and South bay folks? I can demo my gear selection that goes to about 27lbs fully loaded.

    January 15, 2014

    • Steve

      we can if we can do it at my place in fremont. it's really a pain for me to bring all my gear options from fremont anywhere.

      January 15, 2014

    • Steve

      and thanks for offering to demo.

      January 15, 2014

  • Ankur

    I plan to start backpacking this year (that makes me a novice) and need to know what gear I should buy and why. Is this event good for me too?

    January 14, 2014

    • Steve

      yes, i'd say it's ideal for you to get an idea of what to buy and what things cost.

      January 14, 2014

  • Davy C.

    Sorry live in San Jose that's a bit late for a week night. Next time then.

    January 14, 2014

  • Steve

    Arrival time is 7:30. We will start the actual class part by 745-8, so please be on time or we'll start without you ;)

    January 12, 2014

  • Anita L.

    Should we RSVP 'Yes' if we only want to do the google hangout?

    January 12, 2014

    • Anita L.

      In that case, I'll make sure to be there!

      1 · January 12, 2014

    • Steve

      woohoo!

      January 12, 2014

  • Steve

    Please bring your gear if you want. We can talk about our gear, answer questions, etc... If you'd like to help me in demo'ing gear, please let me know. So far it's just me showing my stuff. We can use my stuff as a guideline and then talk about each family of items and other options.

    EXCITED! Cya there.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Steve

    hey guys, moved it to 1 day later, and now it will be IN PERSON at felix's place in the richmond district of SF. cya there! sorry if this messes it up for anyone.

    December 10, 2013

    • Steve

      i'll attempt to record it. if not, i recommend research options on youtube and backpackinglight.com

      December 10, 2013

    • Sumit B.

      Thanks Steve. As far as my gear is concerned, it's pretty light - around 25 for summer trips. I am more interested in knowing about solo trip. I might end up doing "Circle of Solitude" in the coming summer.

      December 10, 2013

  • Steve

    Does anyone else wanna demo their stuff?

    December 9, 2013

  • Jeff

    If you need someone to demo basic gear needs, I can help. I don't have fancy or ultra light stuff, but I have a great set of essential stuff anyone can gather together without a ton of cost

    December 2, 2013

    • Steve

      thanks jeff. maybe we can show your stuff for people just starting out, or looking for low-budget items. thanks for volunteering. i think we'll just go through each category of item and you can show your stuff along with mine :)

      December 9, 2013

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