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I tend to take too much food, but I am getting better about it...Sent from my 831C using Big Bend Chat mobile app
Learn what to leave.For example, I used to buy into the mentality of "two is one and one is none". But then I realized, that this mentality assumes the worst will happen. And moreover, that my partner is carrying the same critical items (ex. water filter) as I - which mean I do actually have 2.I wonder how many people have had a miserable OML experience - and one of the reasons why was a heavy pack with unnecessary weight?
It may seem tedious to some, but I kind of enjoy this part of the trip planning, it takes my mind into the backcountry even when I'm not physically there.
Quote from: GaryF on March 10, 2017, 01:16:38 PMIt may seem tedious to some, but I kind of enjoy this part of the trip planning, it takes my mind into the backcountry even when I'm not physically there. Totally agree, Gary. Every trip is unique and has its own requirements. 20% of the fun is planning. 20% of the fun is processing the trip afterward (pics, trip report, etc.). The rest is actually doing it. A wilderness trip is the gift that keeps on giving. I can still vividly remember trips I took 20 years ago and enjoy (or suffer) them almost as much as being there.+1 - thus this thread...
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