Nice report. Sounds like you learned a lot on your first trip, good ideas on keeping the expenses down in case you didn't like the experience, and now that your sure your going back you can afford to spend a little more on gear ect. Glad you took your family because in the end that's whats really important. FRED
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Great Report. As you get more experienced and invest more time and money you will see your sled weight go down quite a bit. Our sleds are probably less than half of the weight they were the first time.