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#284130 - 04/01/17 04:58 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: Blacktop]
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It's for when a person needs to flee and ends up stranded alongside the road. Hurricanes need to be able to see stranded motorists so that they can slow down and give the motorists a wide margin as it passes by.

Now do you see how practical these kit designers really are?

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#284182 - 04/09/17 05:32 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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A Costco sized bottle of ibuprofen. They never bothered to subdivide and/or put it in a smaller container.
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#284215 - 04/12/17 05:35 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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A pill container is great. 1-4 doses of OTC meds. ( I once traveled with a guy who carried a full sized bottle of shampoo...)

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#284622 - 05/24/17 11:01 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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Reviewing others various "kits" 6+ sharps.
Probably 4 pounds of knives. And often neither water nor a jacket.

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#285116 - 07/24/17 09:06 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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I met a hiker that was planning to carry 60 days worth of food. In his pack.

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#285126 - 07/24/17 11:03 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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Gee, that's only 120 pounds or so......
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#286640 - 10/05/17 04:54 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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And a hiker who could get everything into his pack...except his guitar.

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#286988 - 11/01/17 08:37 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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20 - 30 pounds of EDC...

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#286989 - 11/01/17 09:57 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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Co-worker went all the way to the us. Tried to do some hiking with a 50 pound backpack and a 10 pound tent in one hand and the food in the other. Did warn him before the trip...

Also had a weekend when somebody had more than twice the amount of stuff with him, including a 50m roll of ducttape...
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#287006 - 11/04/17 03:14 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Honestly, and without trying to spark debate, I'm still sometimes taken aback by the need for guns & ammo for a little run to the corner store, but I get that that's a cultural thing. Multiple knives probably fits into this category for me too, but I have been guilty of that myself a time or twelve. wink

I try not to judge other people too harshly, but two things that always make me tilt my head and think "HUH?" when I see them in people's EDC are handcuffs and lock pick kits. They just seem too far fetched to me, but to each his own.


My BOB gun is limited to a knock-down .22lr and 16 rounds in 2 mags. I don't need anything more than that in a 30 lbs pack. Its primarily for food retrieval not "personal protection". Canucks are a lot less concerned about societal breakdown.

If you want to be entertained, Sootch00 put together a video about a neighbourhood/family group that were planning their 72-hour bug out exercise. What astounded me the most was all the still packaged stuff everyone carried. In other words, they bought a bunch of "survival" stuff but nobody tested the equipment out. Group Bug Out Night

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