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Anyone else backpack?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by jefferson, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    jefferson

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    My buddy and i are gonna go on a 3 day backpacking trip - just curious if anyone else does any backpacking and what they bring.. Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Where exactly are you going. I need to get my butt out there.
     
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    Well I can say that I camp now.... I get to bring all the shit I want with me. When I was in the army we spent half our lives in the woods. Bivey sack, ruck, extra set of clothes, food, 3 pair socks, water, sleeping bag (if hot), rain gear, first aid kit, Knife, M4..... lots of ammo! Good times, good times...
     
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    me and my brother just did a 3 day backpacking trip, we had a lightweight 2 man tent, 6lbs, like 2 days worth of food, not enough, around 80 ounces of water to start with some water tablets b/c u cant carry 3 days of water on u, .45 uh duh, lots of bug spray, sleeping pad, rain coat,
     
  5. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    Goin here:

    http://www.sgwa.org/images/gallery/aerial_overview.jpg

    Gonna hit all nine peaks so i can get the patch for my pack!

    I'm bringing one of those water purifiers on a pump.. but basically everythin you guys were saying i'll be bringing too. Its bear country.. so.. good times. Ive backpacked through Europe and i've camped and so on.. BUT never like this.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    Damn man thats some hiking there, i will settle for the hill behind my apartment.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    haha.. yah its about 33 miles ONE WAY. we're parking the truck at the end and my buddies honda at the beginning..
     
  8. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    u really plan on doing 33 miles in 3 days? thats a hella distance, especially with packs and inclines and declines of mountains
     
  9. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    yah, training now for it.. doin 4 mile runs every other day
     
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    make sure to take it slow theres plenty of light during the day, well thats what we found...we were doing around 8 miles a day, bout killed me
     
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    i kinda wanna know about mess kits that are good but small and lightweight and shitting in the woods to be frank.. haha
     
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    I solo most times so rely on myself to pack every thing I need and have everything from years of doing it.

    Don't assume the other guy will bring it, combine your lists and start with the 10 essentials

    http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/ten+essentials.html


    Don't forget to tell someone responsible your start date, route, and expected date of return.
    Tell them you will call when you get back and if you don't then alert the authorities.

    Bear country you will have to at least hang your food and some areas require the use of a bear vault, check the regs for the area you are going into
     
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    we had MRE's, and brouhgt one of those little garden shovels, a hand ones...good for little shit holes
     
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    yea hang ur food, we were in the Appalachian mountains and walked up on 2 bears while we were out there, black bears but still a little disconcerting
     
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    Good luck, that looks like a tough trip. Try doing your runs up hill with a loaded pack on your back. :p :D

    Take plenty of water, food, fuel, socks, sunscreen, and bug spray. A map and compass, knife, and bear/pepper spray. Don't forget to let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back. Just in case something :eek: happens.
     
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    Thanks - we have to sign up and have a rough time/date to check in at the end otherwise they send a search party. We also have to have checkpoints and sign in at certain points in the trail.. so its pretty well watched over. We dont sign in, they come find us. BUT its still camping in the middle of nowhere..
     
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    I used to take a rectangular tupperware (rubbermaid?) container with a lid to eat from. It's can also be pretty convenient just to eat out of the pot you use for cooking....at least for one person. Lexan or titanium utensils are really good, light weight, and easy to clean.
     
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    Just got a small shovel and gotta find some good MREs.. the military ones are TERRIBLE.. so kinda looking for something better.. suggestions?

    Also, looking for a small burner for boiling water..
     
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    nice. i saw the utensils.. thought it was a bit silly, but heard good things about them.. so i might as well pick it up
     
  20. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    we had the mil MRE's, u wont mind that much after a day of hiking and u dont need fuel, or a burner with them or a cooking pot... and we were drinking mountain stream water and with the little tablets had no problem with taste and didnt get sick
    id recommend a large camelback bladder also
     
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