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JPH
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PostMon May 22, 2017 4:17 pm 
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Looking to outfit my kids for backpacking.  They'll be 3 and 5 this year, so I think we'll be able to get several years out of the gear.

So far I have 1 sleeping bag, so I need:

1 backpacking sleeping bag
2 foam sleeping pads.  (I'm thinking like the old Ridgerests or the Z Lite sol, not inflatable so I can cut them down)

I guess if anyone has a cool little backpack that they are looking to move I might be interested in that too, but we have some regular little packs that would probably work since we aren't going to ask them to carry much.

Thanks!
John
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PostWed May 24, 2017 2:48 pm 
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For the sleeping bag, you might check out the Eureka Grasshopper.

My son is 11 and still using his.    They're reasonably priced brand new - Grasshopper

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PostThu May 25, 2017 7:36 am 
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I know you said "not inflatable", but I have a few Thermosets 3/4 length self inflating pads that make a great full length pad for a kid. If you don't find something that suits you better, you could have a couple of them.
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PostThu May 25, 2017 9:50 am 
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I'm not opposed to the inflatable type, but was just trying to keep it simple/cheap since kids don't necessarily need a lot of padding anyways and I could cut them down to size.  A 3/4 Thermarest would probably work great!

How much are you thinking for the Thermarests?
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PostThu May 25, 2017 7:23 pm 
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They haven't been used in years, if they will work for you, they are yours. I just went out to the garage, and it looks like I have 4 in the 3/4 size. I will keep 1, so the other 3 are available.
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PostFri May 26, 2017 8:10 am 
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That sounds great!  I'll send a PM.  Thanks
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PostThu Jun 01, 2017 7:24 pm 
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pretty sure I have a little bag for the 3 yo if you are still looking. free of charge. let me know and I will send you the details...
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PostFri Jun 02, 2017 6:32 am 
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I am! Are you around Seattle?
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PostWed Jun 07, 2017 7:28 am 
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I've got a really nice ULA Circuit backpack that adjusts as the kid grows.  My 13 year old out grew it.  Barely used paid $240 for it will sell for $150. Top of the line light weight backpack that will last your kid until their are adult sized.
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