Well I launched a craigslist blitz to change the focus of my gear that has so far been BIG stuff. Well with my wife showing a growing intrest in the backcountry I found it necessary to lighten the load if you will! First on the block was my Cabela Alaknak II tent and stove. This was a very hard decision for me and I may come to regret it but I am not going to second guess myself now. Next went our cabin wood stove, we don't own a cabin yet so right now it is just 150lbs of cast iron sitting in my shed anyway. Last was the easiest to let go of as I don''t get emotional over apliances and I won't miss our small refridgerator and builder spec dishwasher. They young couple with no kids will be much better served with it as it was good stuff.
Now here is why I am general discussioning in the gear forum. I got the majority of the stuff sold and wasted no time clicking that green box at the top of this page and dialing the number on the "website". Well the boys at barneys were more than happy to place my order for a new Hilleberg Nallo 4 GT. I have a paid in full order for my new pack and that was enough for them to go ahead and place my tent order since I won't be able to get over there with cash till Monday afternoon.
The only down fall is it would take more than a miracle for the tent to be here before the 4th but perhaps one more trip with the old eureka pack and tent will be good for nastalgia. I also will finally be able to pay off my Pentax PF65 EDA II at boonies!! I think that I will have just enough left to buy the backpacks my kids are soooo excited about getting. Now if someone would just come by and take this old grand cherokee off my hands I will be headed back to Boonies to pick up a Tikka 270wsm. Sorry to be all over the place but I am excited! I will give my reviews of the Nallo 4 GT and spotter soon. Hopefully I will have some sweet pics to show as well! If you gather anything from this so far it should be that the folks at Barney's are the best!