I've been on the HPG coolaid for a while. Bought a Umlindi, Tara pocket and some stuff sacks a while back. Love em all. I couldn't get use to the kit bag right away. I sent it back but now I'm wondering if I gave it enough time to prove itself. I live in Colorado up in the Cripple Creek/Victor area just shy of 10k feet. Can't swing a dead cat up here without hitting a mine vehicle. Former Army 11B/C2 back in the eighties. I like to get out when I can but haven't done more than an overnight for quite a while. I'm hoping to change that. My plan for this year is to get out and spend some time in winter conditions. Probably go after small game and fur bearers this season. Coyote and especially fox are doing really well up here the last couple seasons. My guess it it's due to all the rain.
I was getting into the old 18th century gear and techniques for a while but have come to realize that at 48 and all beat up from the Army I like my Umlindi, MSS black bag and double nest hammock a lot better than the Duluth scout pack and a wool blanket. Not even going to talk about the Mountain House meals versus salt pork and hard tack.
Anyway, Just stopping by to introduce myself. I've been lurking a lot for the last few days and it seems there's a bunch of really knowledgeable folks contributing to the discussions. I'm hoping to keep learning and possibly contribute when I can. I'm in the market for more HPG stuff such as a UTE, Serape, Wind Cheater etc but I need to thin out some gear and sell a Kimber 1911 to finance it. Just changed over to G19's for CCW for myself and my wife.
Glad to be here,