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Packing like a pro

1:17 p.m. on December 8, 2011 (EST)
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The link was supposed to be a video showing a guy packing his pack for a month around the world. He packed everything into one small pack.

2:01 p.m. on December 8, 2011 (EST)
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Gary,

What does the link have to do with (1) packing like a pro or (2) the Backcountry forum, or (3) Trailspace?

From what I can see in the website, this belongs in the Off-Topic forum at best. Maybe you could point out how far down in the page linked you have to go to find the "packing" material.

12:36 a.m. on December 9, 2011 (EST)
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Give us a little extra time to have a little extra opinion.

Sounds like it was promising, uh.

9:12 a.m. on December 9, 2011 (EST)
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Gary, I would be interested in seeing the video, if you'd be willing to repost it :)

 If it turns out to fit into the Off Topic forum best, I would be happy to move this thread over there. 

10:40 a.m. on December 9, 2011 (EST)
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Gary, There was no video.at the link you provided, just a very long series of blogs about some guy who is apparently traveling around the world. Lots of 4-letter words in it. Nothing about packing or what to pack. I would guess you did not copy the correct URL???

10:49 a.m. on December 9, 2011 (EST)
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I saw that after you asked Bill. I don't know what happened to the video, I cannot retrieve it, sorry.

9:58 p.m. on December 9, 2011 (EST)
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Was the theme music from Benny Hill playing while he packed?

1:33 p.m. on December 10, 2011 (EST)
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Yes, I had found the video at www.Wimp.com a video site.

6:34 p.m. on December 10, 2011 (EST)
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I found it on You Tube by typing in packing like a pro.

Is this it Gary?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5UlxHsgD58

2:54 p.m. on December 11, 2011 (EST)
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Yes, Thanks MoZee!

3:14 p.m. on December 11, 2011 (EST)
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GaryPalmer said:

 

Yes, I had found the video at www.Wimp.com a video site.

 That's a long list to go through. The video is actually at http://www.wimp.com/packingpro/ You left out the last part of the URL, Gary.

4:42 p.m. on December 11, 2011 (EST)
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I didn't know the last part. Originally all I had was the link I had posted that you said was too long and actually didn't even have the video.  From now on I will check individual video links before I post them. 90% of the videos I save from Wimp.com actually are the videos and not a link to something else. My sister complained that I had sent her a virus in a link to a video I sent.

8:19 p.m. on December 11, 2011 (EST)
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Just roll everything very tightly. Worked in the military. :)

10:24 p.m. on December 11, 2011 (EST)
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Thats an impressive pack job.  I dont think I would have gotten all of that in there.  Its taken me 20+ years of civilian life to realize that rolling everything isnt the most space conscious method,  but its a damn sight more convenient than this guys way though.  Not a very useful application for in the field.  Have to unpack everything to access 1 item.

Wheres the toothbrush?

10:29 p.m. on December 11, 2011 (EST)
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MoZee said:

Wheres the toothbrush?

 In the front pocket of the jeans. :)

10:36 p.m. on December 11, 2011 (EST)
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Rick-Pittsburgh said:

MoZee said:

Wheres the toothbrush?

 In the front pocket of the jeans. :)

 Is it really?  I can't tell on my Ipod.  I looked a couple times and can't see it on this thing.  

2:32 a.m. on December 12, 2011 (EST)
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I have not seen it yet, but really is the guy wearing jeans ?  Wahh

10:41 a.m. on December 12, 2011 (EST)
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Well I never have ever packed that much clothes for any trip. He said it was for 3 months, still I would not take so much in clothing. Outdoors on long hikes I take maybe two changes of clothes.

11:19 a.m. on December 12, 2011 (EST)
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And wash them ?

12:56 p.m. on December 12, 2011 (EST)
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Yes, in creeks...

Usually I have one pair of pants, one pair of shorts (or one pair of zip-off pants), 2 underwear, two cotton socks, 2 wool socks, 2 shirts (one long sleeve, one Tshirt).

2:30 p.m. on December 12, 2011 (EST)
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Ummm, LNT principles say do not wash clothes, dishes, or self in streams and lakes. If you have to wash or bathe, take the water in a bucket or other container at least 100 ft from the water source (some wilderness areas specify 200 feet) to wash. Then disperse the grey water over a wide area. Even "biodegradable" soaps and detergents will contaminate water that is used for drinking by animals and humans.

Here is the discussion of Principle 6. Swimming is ok under some circumstances. But respect wildlife's need and use of water, especially in desert areas.

4:51 p.m. on December 12, 2011 (EST)
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I use creek water but taken from the source in my food cach or pail pannier buckets. I use them to eather cache food for long hikes or carry my gear in on bike tours.

12:33 p.m. on December 13, 2011 (EST)
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Bill S said:

Ummm, LNT principles say do not wash clothes, dishes, or self in streams and lakes. If you have to wash or bathe, take the water in a bucket or other container at least 100 ft from the water source (some wilderness areas specify 200 feet) to wash. Then disperse the grey water over a wide area. Even "biodegradable" soaps and detergents will contaminate water that is used for drinking by animals and humans.

Here is the discussion of Principle 6. Swimming is ok under some circumstances. But respect wildlife's need and use of water, especially in desert areas.

 a good point as every little bit counts.  This planet is not endless.

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