[pct-l] How to Carry More?

Katalina Jimenez katalinajime at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 14 12:54:43 CDT 2009

In Target's camera section there is a small green pouch with loop for slipping on a hip pack. I sewed the loop smaller so it would slip off my hip belt & I reinforced the velcro. It's a perfect size for a camera or snack. I got 2, one for my camera and one for snacks and stuff. At only $2 each, and .4 oz, I figure I can give them a go and see how they last.






> Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:32:15 -0700
> From: brianle8 at gmail.com
> To: pct-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] How to Carry More?
> I can be as much of a gram weenie as anyone, but an add-on waist belt pouch
> isn't IMO the place to be focused on saving weight. Last year I used an
> inexpensive add on waist belt pouch from Campmor, 1.5 oz, costs $9
> currently: http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___60808
> At some point along the trip my backordered GossamerGear add on pouch came
> in and I swapped for that, I don't remember correctly but I think I got the
> biggest or maybe the medium sized one:
> http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/Hip_Belt_Pocket.html
> The GG pouch had a more awkward zipper, less capacity, and less durabilty
> ... my GG pack held up fine overall, but the add-on waist belt pouch is now
> only useable with a couple of safety pins holding the sides together. If
> doing it again, I'd use the Campmor pouch throughout.
> Brian Lewis / Gadget '08
> http://postholer.com/brianle
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