RE: [BackpackGearTest] Inadvertent Gear Test (long)
.....that was the best story and geartest I have ever read. Guess my lesson
is to stay on the trail......or something similar. Glad the Zindafel was
Cheers, Marge the old gal
From: richard.dreher@... [mailto:richard.dreher@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 12:24 PM
Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Inadvertent Gear Test (long)
(Or: Kids, Don't Try this at Home, assuming you've got mountains in
Taking a cross-country route a couple of Fridays back into a
- What one wouldn't do to have and excuse to buy new gear :-) Joking. Luckily
it wasn't the other way around.
> (Or: Kids, Don't Try this at Home, assuming you've got mountains in
> your neighboorhood.)
> You can guess what's coming.
> I was able to lower it to within a few inches of the ledge but had to
> let it drop the rest of the way. In true Hollywood fashion, it
> stopped there for a moment to then tip over and head down the
> mountainside. As I began chanting one of George Carlin's seven words,
> it hit farther down and took another bounce. Picking up steam, the
> pack cartwheeled down hitting again and again. Finally--smack--it
> came to a sickening stop some 75 to 100 feet below.
- The pack had some pretty nasty words for me, though....
Say Ryan, do you need any more "testers" for your Spectra pack? :-)
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., "Ryan Jordan" <bigskyry@b...> wrote:
> > It could have be worse. Your roles could have been reversed and
> > reading the packs report....... ;o)
> Yeah but it's more fun to buy new gear. It's not like the Khamsin
> shopping for a new owner.