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    • socks wrote:

      Trebor wrote:

      69.99 at Khols
      69.99 kilograms = 154.301537 pounds
      to damn heavy.
      seriously, that about what coup carried from springer to neels. had 40 days of food; wanted to see how far he could get with no resupply. after 30 miles decided he had had enough of that experiment. kept on hiking for a bit though; set the record for pounds sent home at neels.

      edit: quick google search says max pack weight was "only" 127 pounds. included 8 pounds of chocolates.
      2,000 miler

      The post was edited 1 time, last by max.patch ().

    • max.patch wrote:

      socks wrote:

      Trebor wrote:

      69.99 at Khols
      69.99 kilograms = 154.301537 poundsto damn heavy.
      seriously, that about what coup carried from springer to neels. had 40 days of food; wanted to see how far he could get with no resupply. after 30 miles decided he had had enough of that experiment. kept on hiking for a bit though; set the record for pounds sent home at neels.
      edit: quick google search says max pack weight was "only" 127 pounds. included 8 pounds of chocolates.
      Was that the Golite guy or am I thinking of something else?
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    • SarcasmTheElf wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      socks wrote:

      Trebor wrote:

      69.99 at Khols
      69.99 kilograms = 154.301537 poundsto damn heavy.
      seriously, that about what coup carried from springer to neels. had 40 days of food; wanted to see how far he could get with no resupply. after 30 miles decided he had had enough of that experiment. kept on hiking for a bit though; set the record for pounds sent home at neels.edit: quick google search says max pack weight was "only" 127 pounds. included 8 pounds of chocolates.
      Was that the Golite guy or am I thinking of something else?
      yep
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      SarcasmTheElf wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      socks wrote:

      Trebor wrote:

      69.99 at Khols
      69.99 kilograms = 154.301537 poundsto damn heavy.
      seriously, that about what coup carried from springer to neels. had 40 days of food; wanted to see how far he could get with no resupply. after 30 miles decided he had had enough of that experiment. kept on hiking for a bit though; set the record for pounds sent home at neels.edit: quick google search says max pack weight was "only" 127 pounds. included 8 pounds of chocolates.
      Was that the Golite guy or am I thinking of something else?
      yep
      Is that what prompted the opening of the company?
    • socks wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      SarcasmTheElf wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      socks wrote:

      Trebor wrote:

      69.99 at Khols
      69.99 kilograms = 154.301537 poundsto damn heavy.
      seriously, that about what coup carried from springer to neels. had 40 days of food; wanted to see how far he could get with no resupply. after 30 miles decided he had had enough of that experiment. kept on hiking for a bit though; set the record for pounds sent home at neels.edit: quick google search says max pack weight was "only" 127 pounds. included 8 pounds of chocolates.
      Was that the Golite guy or am I thinking of something else?
      yep
      Is that what prompted the opening of the company?
      no, golite had been around for 10 years. i think his hike was part of a celebration of this.
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      socks wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      SarcasmTheElf wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      socks wrote:

      Trebor wrote:

      69.99 at Khols
      69.99 kilograms = 154.301537 poundsto damn heavy.
      seriously, that about what coup carried from springer to neels. had 40 days of food; wanted to see how far he could get with no resupply. after 30 miles decided he had had enough of that experiment. kept on hiking for a bit though; set the record for pounds sent home at neels.edit: quick google search says max pack weight was "only" 127 pounds. included 8 pounds of chocolates.
      Was that the Golite guy or am I thinking of something else?
      yep
      Is that what prompted the opening of the company?
      no, golite had been around for 10 years. i think his hike was part of a celebration of this.
      I can think of a few AT records that would be fun to go for (I think I am already joint owner of most kinds of blaze) but longest without resupply would have to be one of the dumbest and least funnest.
      Clearly not good at thinking things through. I'm beginning to see why the company went belly up.
      Resident Australian, proving being a grumpy old man is not just an American trait.
    • The AT, GoLite's Founder, 127 Pounds of Stuff

      March 21, 2008 at 4:17pm
      At sunset tonight, Demetri “Coup” Coupounas, the president and co-founder of GoLite, with the weight equivalent of a small person strapped to his back, will set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. For 40 days and 40 nights, Coup will take the classic American pilgrimage—with no re-supply—as an elaborate field test of GoLite’s products. While 127 pounds (eight of them are chocolate!) is, to most, not a particularly light cargo, his journey is meant to affirm the company’s core values—that the outdoors is a lot more fun once you take a load off. He’s commemorating the 10th anniversary of GoLite, which he founded with his wife and late father, while hoping that by the end of his trip, on April 30, he will have broken the current 620-mile World Alpine Style Backpacking Distance record by at least a couple hundred miles.




      How far are you going to walk?


      One of my favorite maxims is that “in real adventure, the outcome is unknown.” I have maps for about 1100 miles. And it’d be a shame to carry a bunch of maps many hundreds of miles and then not use them. Still, I’d settle for 621 miles without much regret. I want to find out just how far I can go in 40 days. Since the AT is 2176 miles long, I won’t have to worry about running out of trail!


      Why not just re-supply?


      I like keeping the hike as untamed as possible. Every single one of my workdays has a schedule; every single one of my hikedays doesn’t. Alpine style thru-hiking also rededicates me to the core mission of GoLite. I will experience a maximum load of 127 pounds and a minimum load of 15 pounds. Guess which end of the spectrum is more fun?


      What’s in the pack?


      I have less than a 15-pound base load—equipment and clothing that will be with me the entire time. The other 112+ pounds is food and other “consumables.”


      Anything unusual?


      A GoLite Shangri-La 2-person shelter because my food will take up as much space as a 2nd person the first few nights. Also, I want to be able to accommodate any visitors I might get.


      2 pairs of shoes because you shouldn’t count on more than 400-500 miles per pair.


      A GoLite Ultra 20* Bag Top, basically a 2nd sleeping bag to keep my food from freezing at night.


      A Blackberry and recharger because while, technically, electrons can be thought of as a re-supply, this isn’t to aid my hike but just to allow me to communicate with my mother, my wife, and my office.


      3 different kinds of lubrication with different mechanics of delivery because different parts of the body respond better to each and it takes a stick to reach the most important place.


      What pack are you using?


      An off-the-shelf GoLite Odyssey, Men’s, Medium, Crimson. GoLite because we make the best backpacks to carry such a monster load—I am biased because I designed them all. Odyssey because it is our biggest and plushest with the suspension, volume, and features I need, and nothing more. Men’s because I suffer from testosterone poisoning. Medium because I am bigger side-to-side and front-to-back then I am up-and-down. Crimson because our Sales Manager Kevin Volz told me it looks better on me than “Tempest.”


      What will be the first thing you do when you get home?


      First I'll give my wife a big kiss. Then I’ll shower. Twice.


      -Claire Napier Galofaro
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      The AT, GoLite's Founder, 127 Pounds of Stuff

      March 21, 2008 at 4:17pm
      At sunset tonight, Demetri “Coup” Coupounas, the president and co-founder of GoLite, with the weight equivalent of a small person strapped to his back, will set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. For 40 days and 40 nights, Coup will take the classic American pilgrimage—with no re-supply—as an elaborate field test of GoLite’s products. While 127 pounds (eight of them are chocolate!) is, to most, not a particularly light cargo, his journey is meant to affirm the company’s core values—that the outdoors is a lot more fun once you take a load off. He’s commemorating the 10th anniversary of GoLite, which he founded with his wife and late father, while hoping that by the end of his trip, on April 30, he will have broken the current 620-mile World Alpine Style Backpacking Distance record by at least a couple hundred miles.




      How far are you going to walk?


      One of my favorite maxims is that “in real adventure, the outcome is unknown.” I have maps for about 1100 miles. And it’d be a shame to carry a bunch of maps many hundreds of miles and then not use them. Still, I’d settle for 621 miles without much regret. I want to find out just how far I can go in 40 days. Since the AT is 2176 miles long, I won’t have to worry about running out of trail!


      Why not just re-supply?


      I like keeping the hike as untamed as possible. Every single one of my workdays has a schedule; every single one of my hikedays doesn’t. Alpine style thru-hiking also rededicates me to the core mission of GoLite. I will experience a maximum load of 127 pounds and a minimum load of 15 pounds. Guess which end of the spectrum is more fun?


      What’s in the pack?


      I have less than a 15-pound base load—equipment and clothing that will be with me the entire time. The other 112+ pounds is food and other “consumables.”


      Anything unusual?


      A GoLite Shangri-La 2-person shelter because my food will take up as much space as a 2nd person the first few nights. Also, I want to be able to accommodate any visitors I might get.


      2 pairs of shoes because you shouldn’t count on more than 400-500 miles per pair.


      A GoLite Ultra 20* Bag Top, basically a 2nd sleeping bag to keep my food from freezing at night.


      A Blackberry and recharger because while, technically, electrons can be thought of as a re-supply, this isn’t to aid my hike but just to allow me to communicate with my mother, my wife, and my office.


      3 different kinds of lubrication with different mechanics of delivery because different parts of the body respond better to each and it takes a stick to reach the most important place.


      What pack are you using?


      An off-the-shelf GoLite Odyssey, Men’s, Medium, Crimson. GoLite because we make the best backpacks to carry such a monster load—I am biased because I designed them all. Odyssey because it is our biggest and plushest with the suspension, volume, and features I need, and nothing more. Men’s because I suffer from testosterone poisoning. Medium because I am bigger side-to-side and front-to-back then I am up-and-down. Crimson because our Sales Manager Kevin Volz told me it looks better on me than “Tempest.”


      What will be the first thing you do when you get home?


      First I'll give my wife a big kiss. Then I’ll shower. Twice.


      -Claire Napier Galofaro
      I can certainly relate to the answer to the last question. :)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
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    • coup is attempting to start a new company.

      he has acquired the product designs of go-lite, and once he raises enough capital (200k) he will start online sales. eventually small brick and mortar stores to follow. will not sell "casusal clothes" this time around. maybe i can get that daypack that they never had in stock that i wanted. :)

      has a DPO for colorado residents only (sorry oz, you and i can't invest. is mags still around?). offering non voting preferred stock.

      mytrailco.com/
      2,000 miler
    • Alpine style refers to mountaineering in a self-sufficient manner, thereby carrying all of one's food, shelter, equipment, etc. as one climbs, as opposed to expedition style (or siege style) mountaineering which involves setting up a fixed line of stocked camps on the mountain which can be accessed at one's leisure.
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      Who continued to bother and howl;
      He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale,
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    • jimmyjam wrote:

      mental note wrote:

      Tuckahoe wrote:

      Wise Old Owl wrote:

      This is my idea of a portable camp kitchen... where's the coffee?


      Unless you've got a Lewis and Clark fetish or play Oregon Trail, that ain't portable.
      I need this in my back yard.
      I need THAT BACKYARD.
      the wife said i could have that when i built her a pond, and a cubana by the pool, told her id be glad to, all i need is the money.
    • mental note wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      mental note wrote:

      Tuckahoe wrote:

      Wise Old Owl wrote:

      This is my idea of a portable camp kitchen... where's the coffee?


      Unless you've got a Lewis and Clark fetish or play Oregon Trail, that ain't portable.
      I need this in my back yard.
      I need THAT BACKYARD.
      the wife said i could have that when i built her a pond, and a cubana by the pool, told her id be glad to, all i need is the money.
      Let me know when you have the break party. ;)
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