[pct-l] Good old 1970s!

Reinhold Metzger reinholdmetzger at cox.net
Mon Dec 14 00:33:49 CST 2009

They don't make things like they used to any more.
Most of my stuff is the old stuff.
The only UL stuff that I have is what I made myself....tent, pack and  
Ohhh yes, I also have a 16 oz UL sleeping bag that Western 
Mountaineering  donated to me for one of my JMT record attempts.
hiker97 at aol.com wrote:
> Yes, I still have a few pieces of gear from those days.  Not much, but 
> some.  I am going to unload a ton of excess gear at the 2010 Kickoff.  
> Some of it is really good stuff.
> The Switchback
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Monte Dodge <montedodge at msn.com>
> To: Hiker97 <hiker97 at aol.com>; Reinhold Metzger 
> <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>; pct-l at backcountry.net; Deems 
> <losthiker at sisqtel.net>; nitnoid1 at yahoo.com
> Sent: Sat, Dec 12, 2009 8:11 am
> Subject: RE: [pct-l] Good old 1970s!
>  I still love all that old stuff even today!!!~!!!
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> To: reinholdmetzger at cox.net <mailto:reinholdmetzger at cox.net>; 
> pct-l at backcountry.net <mailto:pct-l at backcountry.net>; 
> losthiker at sisqtel.net <mailto:losthiker at sisqtel.net>; 
> montedodge at msn.com <mailto:montedodge at msn.com>; nitnoid1 at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:nitnoid1 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] Good old 1970s!
> Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 10:51:24 -0500
> From: hiker97 at aol.com <mailto:hiker97 at aol.com>
> Unsupported Reinhold writes: Yes,.....Vasque waffle stomper boots, 
> cotton socks, gym shorts and a fish net shirt is what I wore when I 
> started hiking in the early 70's.  Maybe Monte got that idea from 
> me.  That is when "Mountain Men" were still "Mountain Men" and 
> "Grizzly Bears" and "Saber Tooth Tigers" were nervous and ran when 
> they saw us coming.  
> Switchback replies: That is not the only thing that ran.  I remember 
> warnings about Unsupported back in the old Sierra/PCT days; wooly 
> Mammoths, Neanderthal babes, retreating glaciers, etc.  He had a shady 
> reputation even then.  That is where the Unsupported legend started 
> and I first heard of him.  Of course, I had the reputation among the 
> PCT Sierra natives of being a friend to all and their pal.
> =

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