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#167977 - 02/26/09 02:38 PM Re: perfect pack wieght [Re: bsmith]
Mike_H Offline
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Troll?
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#167979 - 02/26/09 02:58 PM Re: perfect pack wieght [Re: Mike_H]
scafool Offline
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I don't think it was a troll.
I looked at the profile and he posted the same question as a reply in a couple of threads.
The fact that he did it as copy and paste is a bit weird but not totally unusual.
I think it was a youngster trying to ask a question.
(But I tend to give everybody the benefit of the doubt.)
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#167997 - 02/26/09 05:04 PM Re: perfect pack wieght [Re: scafool]
MDinana Offline
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Maybe he was, maybe he wasn't. Funny that he chose the name of a fast-food joint though (it's kinda like Subway).

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#167998 - 02/26/09 05:12 PM Re: perfect pack wieght [Re: scafool]
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You mean someone who just read into the wild and the last american man?
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#168027 - 02/26/09 08:45 PM Re: perfect pack wieght [Re: Polak187]
Troglodyte007
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You can carry more if you have sturdy hiking boots made for heavy hiking. I would estimate that you could carry 50 pounds, but that you would not enjoy it very much. My guess is that you'll try to stay under 40, even if that means not packing all your food at once. Know where there are water sources. At almost ten pounds a gallon, you will only want to carry what you need to get from each reliable source to the next.
I don't mind carrying a little extra weight if I have the right boots; a twisted ankle is not an option.
Although, there is nothing quite like the freedom of carrying less weight.

Pack everything you think you will need, put on your boots, and go a mile.
1. Imagine that mile times 5, only a little more difficult each time, and if all that seems OK enough to still be fun, then that is your max weight.
2. Imagine that mile times ten, only a little more difficult each time, and if all that seems like fun, then you've got the weight just right!

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#168034 - 02/26/09 09:40 PM Re: perfect pack wieght [Re: ]
TeacherRO Offline
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Ultralight backpacking does it lighter. Alot lighter.

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#168048 - 02/26/09 11:13 PM Re: perfect pack wieght [Re: Polak187]
scafool Offline
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OK, I didn't know about the fast food name, and I was thinking more like somebody who had just read My Side of the Mountain.

I will still give the benefit of the doubt. Even if it is a troll it seems harmless and the thread is still good.

I do hope it is not some kid figuring on running away from home, a troll would be preferable to that.

Either way he seems to be a bungie poster anyhow.

Edit:
Nice picture of that plane crash Matt.
It reminds me of a book I read called "The Flight of the Phoenix."


Edited by scafool (02/26/09 11:20 PM)
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#168066 - 02/27/09 01:39 AM Re: perfect pack wieght [Re: scafool]
MDinana Offline
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Originally Posted By: scafool
OK, I didn't know about the fast food name, and I was thinking more like somebody who had just read My Side of the Mountain.


His name could be legit (shrugging shoulders). After all, he is down south, right? JimmyJon, BillyBob, BobbyJo... I knew 2 out of those 3 living in Missouri, and that's not really all that south.

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