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    Bipolar Bear Tobit's Avatar
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    My Molly MacPack

    Just received a MMP in the mail this week and taking it out to the woods tomorrow for a winter overnight trip. Photo below is a winter load out for sleeping on the ground. Ran into some problems with my hammock last time out so I will be sleeping on the ground tomorrow.

    I'll try to get some better photos of the pack out in the woods tomorrow. I'm really loving how the pack fits around the house. I will be busting trail tomorrow through 12" to 14" of snow for 1/2 mile to my campsite so it will be a good test.


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    Nice looking gear. Those look like MSR Ascents or similar. Definitely my favorite pair of snowshoes ever.
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    Congrats on a nice piece of gear!
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    I keep looking at that pa k and wondering if its worth it... Seems like a lot of money for what you get, but I am in love with the idea of it... So I go back and forth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    I keep looking at that pa k and wondering if its worth it... Seems like a lot of money for what you get, but I am in love with the idea of it... So I go back and forth...
    For a modular setup it is the best one I have seen. Easy to add or drop items from and you can get the UL 30l bag for a one bag system. Really neat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    I keep looking at that pa k and wondering if its worth it... Seems like a lot of money for what you get, but I am in love with the idea of it... So I go back and forth...
    If your loads are going to vary significantly by trip, it's probably the nicest pack out there. The ability to go from just a waist pack for dayhikes all the way up to expedition-level packing for deep winter trips with little to no snow makes it a true winner.

    Somewhere, there's a video of WV carrying firewood at the MAHHA (sp?) on one...it's worth looking up.

    That pack is bombproof and about as lightweight as something that durable ever gets (heck, it's lightweight even for "lightweight" packs; the only ones out there I'm familiar with that are lighter don't have frames).

    The only drawback (though it could be argued that this is a feature rather than a bug) is that you need to be organized to get the best use out of it. You need to put your kitchen in one sack, your sleep system in another, etc.
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    I can carry things with my MollyMacPack that no other will manage as easily - tools (including chainsaw), firewood (lots of it), pulk (makes some winter stream crossings possible), "goat droppings" (ask a Gorge Rat) - as well as hammocks, clothing, and food. I don't use it for every hike, but I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    Nice looking gear. Those look like MSR Ascents or similar. Definitely my favorite pair of snowshoes ever.
    MSR Lightning Axis, 30", actually.

    I actually did not end up going out today, the wind is gusting above 40 MPH where I want to camp and I just did not feel like dealing with the wind today. Hopefully tomorrow I can get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    I keep looking at that pa k and wondering if its worth it... Seems like a lot of money for what you get, but I am in love with the idea of it... So I go back and forth...
    Here is a pic from a Sipsey Halloween hang bout 3 years back, showing the oh so handy front pack.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...4&d=1257180291

    I wish I had a picture of the back, where i had every thing from sil-nylon stuff sacks to those giant zip lock cloths storage bags strapped onto that sucker. Kept very thing dry during lots of rain. It was my 1st time ever using it, but MacEntyre ( who designed it ) was there to give me any tips on correct usage.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...2&d=1257180043

    This was the first pack where I noticed, with any loads I have used with it, essentially an end to lower back pain. I'm pretty sure having a fair amount of weight ( water, GPs, lots of dense stuff, headlights,some food etc) in that front pack is not only handy, but really helps the comfort.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    You know I like this forum for its focus... We talk about hammocks and hammocking... And that lessens the drastic affect this place has one my wallet... And then these threads come up and totally ruin that whole little practice for me...
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