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What's in your pack?

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SHANEA

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Ah Ha!
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2006, 05:57:31 PM »
Ah, the Ah Ha Factor - I was really thinking of the item of religious clothing that the males of the Jewish religion wear on their head.

Beanie = stocking cap = stocking hat :!:  

Thanks for clearning that one up :!:

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Re: What's in your pack?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2006, 07:23:36 PM »
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Coleman Portable Ceiling Fan with LED Light (very cool  8) )


David, does this actually make any difference?  I was thinking about picking one up for my next trip.  They have them for $19.99 at wally world.
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Re: What's in your pack?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2006, 07:33:57 PM »
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Quote from: "David Locke"

Coleman Portable Ceiling Fan with LED Light (very cool  8) )


David, does this actually make any difference?  I was thinking about picking one up for my next trip.  They have them for $19.99 at wally world.


yep, used it on my last trip....it's great...plus I like the added benefit of the hum of the fan going...makes me fall asleep  8)


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What's in your pack?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2006, 07:50:08 PM »
Was wondering about the NEW coleman fan/lantern...thanks David.

  Bdann, I think i saw that same one cheaper at walmart: $ 15.99 . Not sure, check it out.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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SHANEA

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Slippery Slope...
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2006, 07:57:55 PM »
Ok, ya'll are headed down a slippery slope now - fans for tents.  Ah Ha - um-hum, clearing my thoat.  Its starts out with fans for tents, then comfortable air matreeses, then cots, then a larger more deluxe tent, then tables.  Let me save you a lot of money, you are heading to where I'm currently at.  Save yourselves a ton of money and just buy a pop-up camper, then you won't need to worry about a fan for the tent.  You will have AC.  You are headed down the slippery slope of starting to carry two tons of gear with you.  I think it's an aging process.  We "love" camping and the outdoors, but our bodies like "comforts of home" so in order to continue the ability to camp we bring the comforts of home with us.  Plus, if we are going to go and climb Casa Grande in the morning, we need to have a good nights sleep in order to prepare and also to "heal" from the summit we did on Emory Peak earlier in the day.

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Re: What's in your pack?
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2006, 08:00:12 PM »
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I was thinking about picking one up for my next trip.  


I hope  :lol:  u r not going to put that in your backpack on the long climb up to the rim.   :lol:

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Re: What's in your pack?
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2006, 08:30:37 PM »
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Quote from: "bdann"
I was thinking about picking one up for my next trip.  


I hope  :lol:  u r not going to put that in your backpack on the long climb up to the rim.   :lol:


heh....no way.
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Re: Slippery Slope...
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2006, 08:44:31 PM »
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Ok, ya'll are headed down a slippery slope now - fans for tents.  Ah Ha - um-hum, clearing my thoat.  Its starts out with fans for tents, then comfortable air matreeses, then cots, then a larger more deluxe tent, then tables.  Let me save you a lot of money, you are heading to where I'm currently at.  Save yourselves a ton of money and just buy a pop-up camper, then you won't need to worry about a fan for the tent.  You will have AC.  You are headed down the slippery slope of starting to carry two tons of gear with you.  I think it's an aging process.  We "love" camping and the outdoors, but our bodies like "comforts of home" so in order to continue the ability to camp we bring the comforts of home with us.  Plus, if we are going to go and climb Casa Grande in the morning, we need to have a good nights sleep in order to prepare and also to "heal" from the summit we did on Emory Peak earlier in the day.


yes, I know, it's gonna happen......everyti me I hear about your R2D2 there's something in the back of my head.....plotting to get one.... :twisted:

still, i'm not quite there yet.  i like roughing it, sleeping on the ground in the freezing cold with ice forming inside the roof of my tent.  :shock:

we're actually trying to scale back the amount of gear we're taking this time.  since we're doing the overnight backpack, and we'll have to leave the truck unattended, we don't really want to leave a bunch of stuff in the bed.    so no cots, no giant size tent, no air matresses, no ton of charcoal & grill, gas grill, shade canopy, two coolers, food box, folding table, etc.  :lol:
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Re: Slippery Slope...
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2006, 08:48:37 PM »
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Ok, ya'll are headed down a slippery slope now - fans for tents.  Ah Ha - um-hum, clearing my thoat.  Its starts out with fans for tents, then comfortable air matreeses, then cots, then a larger more deluxe tent, then tables.  Let me save you a lot of money, you are heading to where I'm currently at.  Save yourselves a ton of money and just buy a pop-up camper, then you won't need to worry about a fan for the tent.  You will have AC.  You are headed down the slippery slope of starting to carry two tons of gear with you.  I think it's an aging process.  We "love" camping and the outdoors, but our bodies like "comforts of home" so in order to continue the ability to camp we bring the comforts of home with us.  Plus, if we are going to go and climb Casa Grande in the morning, we need to have a good nights sleep in order to prepare and also to "heal" from the summit we did on Emory Peak earlier in the day.


yep, I know, but I like the drawn out process of it all  :lol:

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What's in your pack?
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2006, 08:59:29 PM »
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Was wondering about the NEW coleman fan/lantern...thanks David.

  Bdann, I think i saw that same one cheaper at walmart: $ 15.99 . Not sure, check it out.

Maybe you caught it on sale.  The website has it for $19.87 :
Coleman Zephyr LED Tent Light and Fan

Not to be confused with the Coleman Cool Zephyr Window Fan

I have to admit, there have been times when I'd have paid double for either one of those.  Well, ok maybe not double cuz I'm still cheap, but I'd at least have paid retail!

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What's in your pack?
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2006, 10:59:05 PM »
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Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
Was wondering about the NEW coleman fan/lantern...thanks David.

  Bdann, I think i saw that same one cheaper at walmart: $ 15.99 . Not sure, check it out.

Maybe you caught it on sale.  The website has it for $19.87 :
Coleman Zephyr LED Tent Light and Fan

Not to be confused with the Coleman Cool Zephyr Window Fan

I have to admit, there have been times when I'd have paid double for either one of those.  Well, ok maybe not double cuz I'm still cheap, but I'd at least have paid retail!


 Your right Se?or, the swtore was making room for their annual sale. It's this coming July, I believe.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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SHANEA

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Re: What's in your pack?
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2006, 11:24:20 PM »
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heh....no way.


I don't know, those pics of you and your brother up there looked really heavy.  Thought you might try to cram some more in there.   :lol:

Sherpa Service - I tell you BIBE needs a sherpa service.  There are probably a lot, ok a few, that would like to have sherpas carry all of their equipment to the rim and setup camp for them, that way they could take a leisurly climb up with just bare essentials.  The BIBE Sherpas will carry your backpacks, water, food, etc.  Setup your tents, cook you dinner/breakfast/etc.  I'll import the Sherpas from Nepal for this and give them work during the downtime of the year over there.  Then, when the Everest expeditions need them, we'll send them back.  Share-A-Sherpa...
Sounds like an idea to me.  Shoot, a little climb like this they could run up it with 80lbs on their back!  I'll start a trend, do this at BIBE, Guadalupe, etc.

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SHANEA

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Kmart, Target, Anywhere But...
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2006, 11:31:15 PM »

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Re: Slippery Slope...
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2006, 08:38:38 AM »
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Let me save you a lot of money, you are heading to where I'm currently at.  



...and before you know it, you have become Mr. Poindexter buying up thousands of acres in BIBE building castles in the desert!

I'll bet he started off with a fan in his tent.  :wink:
"You may all go to work and I will go to Big Bend" - If Davy Crockett were alive today.

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Re: Slippery Slope...
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2006, 04:29:59 PM »
Quote from: "10ftTall&BulletPrf"
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Let me save you a lot of money, you are heading to where I'm currently at.  


I'll bet he started off with a fan in his tent.  :wink:


 Yeah, then he moved up to an R2D2.... :lol: ... :D ... :lol: ... :)
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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