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#279970 - 03/13/16 01:22 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: Bingley]
hikermor Offline
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Knowledge, skills, and abilities are far more significant than gear. My favorite example was one of our search victims, carrying a fifty pound pack,lost and hypothermic in a drizzling rain, who stated "It's too wet to start a fire." He had made no attempt whatsoever, since it was a well known fact that a fire was impossible. We started one anyway, because we were verging on the big H ourselves. He did have a firearm (and doubtless lots of ammo).

Ability to improvise and think outside the box will often compensate for a lot of stuff.


Edited by hikermor (03/13/16 03:06 PM)
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#279972 - 03/13/16 02:20 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
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Well at the very least, they are pack mules for me for extra gear that I know how to use. I generally do give instruction on the gear. In fact, I usually spend my entire time out with such people teaching.

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#281502 - 07/26/16 07:53 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
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Good idea! I'm also going to include written instructions in each pack -- what's in it, what to do, how to use the gear...

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#283613 - 01/31/17 04:52 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
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Whenever possible, go with an obnoxiously bright colored pack...easier to spot, harder to lose.

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#283632 - 02/01/17 09:08 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
Mark_R Offline
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Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
Whenever possible, go with an obnoxiously bright colored pack...easier to spot, harder to lose.


Bright colored hats. Red, various shades of orange, dayglo green, etc. They're surprisingly easy to spot looking down at a crowd. And, you can take them off and shove them in a pack when you don't want to stand out.
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#284624 - 05/24/17 11:03 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
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small bug dope and sunscreen for each person.

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#284760 - 06/13/17 05:57 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
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Prob. most important is a water bottle for each hiker/boater/hunter

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#284775 - 06/14/17 12:35 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
Bingley Offline
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Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
small bug dope and sunscreen for each person.


Um, bug "dope"??? Doesn't this mean the bugs will keep coming back?

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#286710 - 10/11/17 07:28 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
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Lol - Slang term for bug repellent.

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#287264 - 12/05/17 07:40 PM Re: 'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others [Re: TeacherRO]
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Currently trying to get my wife to carry a tiny pack on hikes...

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