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    Molly took a trip

    I took a short trip with my local backpacking MeetUp group - 11 folks and 3 dogs total to Feather Falls near Oroville Calif.
    Trip report is here.



    Although I worry a lot about stuff sacks making a break for it by squirting out sideways, this trip I decided to tempt gravity and just use my gear's native stuffsacks instead of using my DIY sacks with lashing points.
    I cranked down on my ladderlock-equipped straps and it looked pretty good. For the trip in, I went ahead and deployed the Packa in raincover mode, just to contain any potential escapees.
    For the trip out, since I had eaten all my food, I had a convenient spot to store the Packa so Molly went nekkid. The load was solid and did not shift at all. I tested it by picking it up and shaking it violently over my head. Our trip leader was impressed by how easily I did that - a testament to my increasingly light loads.

    I used two of Mac's pouches to contain little bits and pieces, and on this trip I realized that my 'kitchen' (the vertical light brown sack at the top) could be held firmly between those pouches. Prior to this I had had it horizontally and it bounced and danced around quite a bit. This stuff sack does have a lashing point, since it holds my cookset and Caldera Cone so it does not squish at all - hence is prone to escaping the cinch straps.

    I tried mounting my hydration bladder on the hipbelt and that worked well enough that I think I'll go ahead and make two holsters: one for each side. Prior to this, I had carried the hydration bladder in Mac's hydration sleeve vertically between the pouches.

    There was a whole lot of gear chat on this trip (fun!) and the MMP generated a lot of interest. One person took photos of it from all sides - if I can get copies of them, I'll post them further down this thread.

    Thanks again Mac, for a great piece of gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eay View Post
    One person took photos of it from all sides...
    ...and sped off to his agent to get a few hundred of them made in China!

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    Thanks again Mac, for a great piece of gear!
    You are entyrely welcome!

    - MacEntyre
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    I think this forum will testify at the copyright infringement hearing that you were the inventor.

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    Oh my - the woman who took all the photos is just a total gearhead. She was the other person with a Caldera Cone setup and so on.
    She loves gear. Although she is from overseas ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eay View Post
    Although she is from overseas ...
    East or West?
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    eay i follow alot of your post on the MMP and the more i read about it the more i like it....

    i might get one at the end of the summer for use during Hunting ...
    i think it would be a good setup for archery season...can strap my bow and gear to it
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    East or West?
    Ha ha. China, of course! She's a peak-bagging maniac!

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    eay i follow alot of your post on the MMP and the more i read about it the more i like it....
    I'm a fan, what can I say?

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    i might get one at the end of the summer for use during Hunting ...
    Didn't Hogn8er do something with the Molly and hunting?
    Mac? Ferris? Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eay View Post
    Didn't Hogn8er do something with the Molly and hunting?
    He uses his MMP a lot, but come to think of it, I have never seen a Hogn8r hunting trip report.

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