worth it.

1:49 p.m. on July 6, 2011 (EDT)
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What item do you lug around in your pack that you don't need but are willing to trade a little pack weight for?  i have a small pillow in a stuff sack.  gotta have a pillow and the inflatable ones don't cut it.

7:45 p.m. on July 6, 2011 (EDT)
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Leather bound journal + pen, and usually whatever book I am currently reading.  

8:49 p.m. on July 6, 2011 (EDT)
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Camera, and candy.

9:39 p.m. on July 6, 2011 (EDT)
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Camera, Libations, and real food :) 

10:04 p.m. on July 6, 2011 (EDT)
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A small flask of Gentleman Jack

10:14 p.m. on July 6, 2011 (EDT)
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My big survival knife and fishing gear.

 


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1:02 a.m. on July 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Camera(my phone has one,) and fruit. Apples, oranges, mangos...

6:42 a.m. on July 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Smokes, booze, books.

Occasionally I bring water color paint kit and easel, and used to occasionally schlep large format camera equipment.

Actually everything else is optional!

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9:32 a.m. on July 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Take a look at the Heavy Stuff thread.

Camera, book, deck of cards.

7:54 p.m. on July 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Ususally a big bag of beef jerky I get from this small company in Arkansas. Best I've ever had, I usually have my parents send up a big bag of it. Not the most nutritious thing to eat on the trail but it's like crack for me. 

10:05 p.m. on July 7, 2011 (EDT)
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buffdaddy said:

..a big bag of beef jerky... ..it's like crack for me. 

See you in rehab buddy!

Ed

9:40 p.m. on July 10, 2011 (EDT)
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I love Jerky, but i would mainline banana chips if i could.

5:02 a.m. on July 11, 2011 (EDT)
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Chris Utz said:

I love Jerky, but i would mainline banana chips if i could.

COFFFFEEEEEEEE!

 
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6:48 a.m. on July 11, 2011 (EDT)
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that pic looks just like a buddy of mine except the coffee's not black enough.

7:13 p.m. on July 11, 2011 (EDT)
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For me it is usually fresh food & some extra fuel, I love to eat good and enjoy cooking a real meal at least once a day on multi day trips when I'm staying put.

8:39 p.m. on July 11, 2011 (EDT)
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deodorant

 

12:23 a.m. on July 12, 2011 (EDT)
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I as well carry extra fuel sometimes dependent upon the length of my trek. I am also notorious for pulling out rather large bags of deer jerky from time to time.

12:48 a.m. on July 12, 2011 (EDT)
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Aluminum tri-pod stool...I'm not much for sitting on the ground for any great length of time unless going to sleep. Also lots of coffee and creamer (powdered). Waterproof digital camera -heavyweight construction but durable and great for any condition including underwater photography.

3:51 p.m. on July 21, 2011 (EDT)
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Yes to the flask of Gentleman Jack.

4:46 p.m. on July 21, 2011 (EDT)
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My hikes are usually only three to four days so I can hack the drab food, but I do like cream and sugar for my coffee. I carry a jerry tube of sugar and a baggie of mini moos, (real cream, a healthy dose of preservatives but no refridgeration needed). I would leave my boots at the trailhead before I left my reading material. I once tore a paperback in half, bringing just what I would be reading, but felt kind of silly about that later.

4:56 p.m. on July 21, 2011 (EDT)
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Viagra ... Cialis ... Levitra ... tuna-fish.

  Notice a pattern?

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5:53 p.m. on July 21, 2011 (EDT)
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11:15 p.m. on July 21, 2011 (EDT)
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I have actually considered carrying a watermelon with me for a mid trail treat.

11:31 p.m. on July 21, 2011 (EDT)
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Robert Rowe said:

Viagra ... Cialis ... Levitra ... tuna-fish.

  Notice a pattern?

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 You forgot boot laces:)

Ed

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whomeworry said:

Robert Rowe said:

Viagra ... Cialis ... Levitra ... tuna-fish.

  Notice a pattern?

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 You forgot boot laces:)

Ed

 Rawhide ones.....

12:16 a.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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  .... with cord-locks ....

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12:19 a.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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Robert Rowe said:

  .... with cord-locks ....

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 and lots of gore-tex, neon colors, and as much EVA as one can get their hands on....

11:10 a.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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Rob, Rick and all other coconspirators to this silliness:

You know in the not so far off future someone is going to read the various threads containing our digressions, but lacking the wherewithal to associate comments here with those elsewhere, the reader is likely to think we are all completely off our rockers.  And we may be at that, but imagine reading this stuff out of context, it sounds so retarded!

Ed

11:32 a.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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Hmmm ....

Ed is trying to help us.   Bless his heart !

Surely ... (and, I'm not calling you "Shirley") ... there must be an euphemism for "retarded".   Someone may (?) be offended by that term.   Heaven Forbid!

Actually, I am about 60% serious in much of what I post.

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11:52 a.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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Rick-Pittsburgh said:

I have actually considered carrying a watermelon with me for a mid trail treat.

Did that! it taste so good after a long hike in the sun!

1:53 p.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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nirotem said:

Rick-Pittsburgh said:

I have actually considered carrying a watermelon with me for a mid trail treat.

Did that! it taste so good after a long hike in the sun!

 Thats what I was thinking. May have to try it. I've carried mangos, kiwi, as well as a plethora of other fruit with me at times.

I just had an idea for dehydrated "waterless melon." Wonder how that would work....

4:58 p.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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Rick: my friend just had grilled watermelon in a restaurant (an African one) last week, she said it was yammy! so you are not too far off with dehydrating it :) and before you carry it - and I am talking about one of the big one's, not the girly small size watermelon, you better inject some vodka into it - it sure help with the heat!

7:08 p.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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Vodka? I was gonna go for Everclear.

10:56 p.m. on July 22, 2011 (EDT)
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Toe said:

A small flask of Gentleman Jack

 or Jamesons

9:12 a.m. on July 23, 2011 (EDT)
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just don't you get to tipsy over your watermelon ha? :) and stay away from waterfalls...

1:32 p.m. on July 23, 2011 (EDT)
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nirotem said:

just don't you get to tipsy over your watermelon ha? :) and stay away from waterfalls...

 Oh believe me, if engage in this kind of activity it will most certainly be during a time where I have camp set for a weekend and most of my time is consumed by holding a fishing pole.

I do not drink at all when I am covering any type of distances. I am solo 99.9% of the time and honestly what could happen makes it not worth it to me... I truthfully do not even consider it.

6:10 p.m. on July 23, 2011 (EDT)
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I wasn't applying for that, just making a link with the other (sad) thread. If I'm very luck and out with friends, then a bottle of wine for the first night is as far as I go regarding drinking and hiking and I'm sure it's the same for you. Saying that - stopping at a pub or a bar for lunch and having a cold beer is always nice.

6:25 p.m. on July 23, 2011 (EDT)
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nirotem said:

I wasn't applying for that, just making a link with the other (sad) thread. If I'm very luck and out with friends, then a bottle of wine for the first night is as far as I go regarding drinking and hiking and I'm sure it's the same for you. Saying that - stopping at a pub or a bar for lunch and having a cold beer is always nice.

 Oh absolutely, as long as it is done with a bit of common sense by all means have fun with it. I was just actually referring to drinking in general. Nothing to do with the whole "sad thread."

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