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What's in your pack?

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What's in your pack?
« Reply #90 on: December 16, 2006, 09:24:18 AM »
REAL MEN wear Tilley Hats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and chacos in the desert...lol

merry Christmas to all

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« Reply #91 on: December 16, 2006, 08:36:19 PM »
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I had to make do with an Ace bandage.

Looks excellent.  Did it work well?

It lasted about three miles, which fortunately was how far away we were from the truck.  The sole on the other boot was just about to break loose as well.  Here's what was left of the middle rubber layer.  Kind of reminded me of the Andromeda Strain. :shock:

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Peidmont...
« Reply #92 on: December 16, 2006, 10:11:29 PM »
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...Kind of reminded me of the Andromeda Strain. :shock:


Musta been too close to "Shafter" AKA Peidmont.

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« Reply #93 on: January 06, 2007, 12:31:01 AM »
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There, in the parking lot we began the task of trying to load all of our gear into our brand new department store backpacks.  I don't remember all of the specifics, but we each had at least 3 pair of never worn before blue jeans, family sized cans of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs, large packages of Oreos, multiple snake bite kits, large Bowie knives, a tarp and ropes, and well....you get the picture.  My friend was also into self defense so had a 9mm automatic pistol and at least 50 rounds of ammunition, so I was left to carry the axe.  As our packs prematurely reached their capacity, we literally stood on top of them to compress the contents so we could load all of our provisions.  Two young hippie looking women and a male companion passed by about this time and one of them remarked "this is you guys first time, eh?" We wondered out loud how she knew as we tightened the laces of our Converse All Star Hi-Tops (also brand new).

Needless to say, about 100 yards down the very rocky trail as we stopped to begin eating Oreos for the purpose of lightening our loads, it was obvious even to the two of us.


Ray -- that is a wonderful image!  I actually LOL'd -- thanks!
John & Tess

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« Reply #94 on: January 06, 2007, 10:22:53 PM »
Yeah Trtlrock, and one of the reasons you can find me when looking for the meaning of "learning by trial & error" in your dictionary.

What's in your pack?
« Reply #95 on: January 12, 2007, 07:50:22 AM »
My pack used to weigh in at 45 lbs for an overnighter circa 1990.

Last year in march in Bandelier nat'l Monument with elev 6500+ and temps with hi's around 50 and lo's 20ish
I started out with a 34 lb pack for a 6 day 5 nite trip.

I was carrying 10+lbs of water to start with,

If we had taken the water route-the pack would 28-30 lbs.

I did have everything I needed to enjoy myself also...chairkit for the sleeping pad...good book...etc.

My back is glad for my enLIGHTened attitude.

This setup allows me to carry water for a 3/2 trip if necessary.

Hope this helps inspire others to lighten their burdens  : )

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« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2007, 10:49:26 AM »
How about just having a loin-cloth and a knife?

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Loin cloth??
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2007, 10:51:23 AM »
You don't need no stinkin' loin cloth!   :shock:
Funny... I have a story about that...

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Re: Loin cloth??
« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2007, 11:39:32 AM »
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You don't need no stinkin' loin cloth!   :shock:

Riiiight, and real men don't need a knife either, they just use their teeth.  :)

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« Reply #99 on: February 08, 2007, 08:01:26 PM »
Okiehiker is total commando. :shock:
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Re: What's in your pack?
« Reply #100 on: October 09, 2008, 09:11:13 AM »
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Good for slipping into in the middle of the night when you have to get up when nature calls and don't want to venture outside the tent or R2D2 in your bare feet or have to lace up your boots.
I just use a bottle labeled "Randell's Pee" so I don't have to get out of the tent.  I was going to put some X's on it but my wife was afraid our 3 year old, Xander, would think it was his name...and that would be a rude awakening.
Here ya go, Randell. Maybe you can custom-order one with your name printed on it.
My Pee Pee Bottle
There are a number of reasons why "My Pee Pee Bottle" is a disturbing product.

 Reason #1: It looks WAY too much like a sippy cup. (Though there are some who say that urine drinking is healthy.)

Reason #2: The instructions (and accompanying picture) are too explicit for my sensibilities. Isn't it obvious how a Pee Pee Bottle works?

Whatever happened to finding a bush to go behind?
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Re: What's in your pack?
« Reply #101 on: October 09, 2008, 10:02:22 AM »
Heck Richard go commando like Okiehiker, no loin cloth, no bottle to Pee Pee, use the ground. Plus this thing looks way to much like my water bottles :eusa_doh:.
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

 


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