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Backcountry, Backpacks, Panniers -

Packing out a 5×5 elkAbout a year ago I designed a set of panniers for my burros. I used the knowledge I’d gained after five years of designing and building rugged bags and packs while running Mountain Ridge Gear. I incorporated military functionality and modularity into a pannier that was designed to offer an increased benefit to someone leading their animal from the ground. Over the past year I have refined my designs and tested it extensively in the backcountry of Colorado. I created a small, day-hiking pannier and a larger hunting pannier.From January 16th – 19th I will have...

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For the past 20+ years I have been an enthusiast of ultra-lightweight (UL) packs and gear.  I have logged hundreds of miles on the trail with a pack on my back.  Admittedly, I am a little fanatical about weight.   I keep detailed spread sheets of the items I pack with the weights in pounds and ounces and write the weight on my gear to help me decide if what I’m bringing along is really worth the weight.   Being an UL back-packer equates to being a minimalist.  The goal for someone like me has been to find items with multiple uses...

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