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11. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 3y

That's not exactly an attitude with which you're helping to retain new members either, now is it? (To derail this thread even further...) :/

Yes, dagobert misinterpreted some replies, and has been rather more brusque than necessary in a few posts. That's been pointed out, and hopefully we'll see less of that. Meanwhile he's also been posting helpful and useful replies, which other new members at least have been very thankful for. I rather hope he'll stick around and do lots more of that.

Now let's get this thread back to backpack advice! (Though as we're a month beyond the original question, I suspect any more advice here will be rather redundant for the original poster; but hopefully still useful for others looking in.)

Going lightweight definitely has its benefits, but if you're reasonably tall and reasonably fit, don't be too afraid of a large backpack either. My main backpack (travel pack, so sideloading) is 65 liters, and that's seen me through innumerable travels over the last ten years. I still frequently take a smaller pack, and on some other trips it's carried supplies for two with space left over, but on most 2+ month trips it's been stuffed to the brim, and I've been grateful for every piece of clothing (and the many, many books!) :D I've been able to cram inside it. It all depends on how exactly you travel. Versatility is a worthwhile attribute in its own right.

The most important thing about any bag is that it fits you, and going to your local store to try them out is definitely the right attitude there.

12. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 3y

Quoting Sander

That's not exactly an attitude with which you're helping to retain new members either, now is it? (To derail this thread even further...) :/

Yes, dagobert misinterpreted some replies, and has been rather more brusque than necessary in a few posts. That's been pointed out, and hopefully we'll see less of that. Meanwhile he's also been posting helpful and useful replies, which other new members at least have been very thankful for. I rather hope he'll stick around and do lots more of that.

Now let's get this thread back to backpack advice! (Though as we're a month beyond the original question, I suspect any more advice here will be rather redundant for the original poster; but hopefully still useful for others looking in.)

Going lightweight definitely has its benefits, but if you're reasonably tall and reasonably fit, don't be too afraid of a large backpack either. My main backpack (travel pack, so sideloading) is 65 liters, and that's seen me through innumerable travels over the last ten years. I still frequently take a smaller pack, and on some other trips it's carried supplies for two with space left over, but on most 2+ month trips it's been stuffed to the brim, and I've been grateful for every piece of clothing (and the many, many books!) :D I've been able to cram inside it. It all depends on how exactly you travel. Versatility is a worthwhile attribute in its own right.

The most important thing about any bag is that it fits you, and going to your local store to try them out is definitely the right attitude there.

You are right and I was not trying too either, as that was not the 'topic' either
If I can not even say that because you give such a reply instead, then the end of saying what you are allowed to in a non-verbal-abuse way (but meaning what I say!) is there.
Personally I think this is very easy Sander, you should know better too. Instead starting your reply with 'Going Lightweight' would have made a real difference which I could have respected.
Sorry, but I am certainly not going to shut my mouth because of this, especially because I can hardly find any significant post which helped people specifically. At least not in the last 8 topics or so.

We have a reasonable and growing number of members active in loads of areas on TP, and me replying in my way will not change that. Nor will it mean members won't join in the future either.

So all in all: good to tell people how they feel in a post/topic, in a way not using words like f*cking (oops, did it too now), but try not to tell anybody that they are not allowed to reply in a way which you might not do (and then using the 'derail topic' excuse). The world is bigger than that...fortunately!

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Jun-2013, at 04:49 by Utrecht ]

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