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#288507 - 03/25/18 02:11 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: gonewiththewind]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5338
Loc: SOCAL
wink Benchmade 710 or Ritter RSK Mk1 clipped to RH front pocket, SAK in RH thigh pocket, collapsible scissors in LH thigh pocket. Fixed blade knives and Leatherman multi-tools would usually be carried in a sheath on belt, but not at home.

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#288524 - 03/26/18 06:43 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: TeacherRO]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 950
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
What are some of the most ridiculous this you seen people carry for EDC, hiking or similar?


On a day hiking trail (Berg Lake, Mt Robson) I saw as I was going down the route, a couple of Japanese girls with packs that (I'm NOT exaggerating) were as big as they were, volume wise. One was struggling to put her pack back on and the other was assisting her. Somebody sold them the royal bill of goods for camping gear - I can't believe they brought them from Japan; they must have bought their gear locally - perhaps in Jasper.

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#288533 - 03/27/18 06:35 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2480
Guilty. I also used to hike in jeans...

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#288536 - 03/28/18 04:26 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: TeacherRO]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1163
Loc: Channeled Scablands
I was invited on an overnight hike in the Italian Alps. My hosts wore only swimsuits and sheepskin boots and carried only a gallon jug of Chianti.

We stayed in a refugio that provided blankets and hot food, so it worked out fine in the end.

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#288633 - 04/06/18 09:34 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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That's quite the visual...

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#289963 - 07/18/18 07:02 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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I knew guy once who carried two different phones on two different carriers. But he was governor, so it made some sense

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#289983 - 07/20/18 12:38 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3436
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
I knew guy once who carried two different phones on two different carriers. But he was governor, so it made some sense


In the early days of cellphones, my employer absolutely forbade personal calls on the phone they provided. They also forbade us from giving customers the number; customers had to call the office and use the automated voicemail system to page us. So I carried a pager, work cell and personal cell. My wife called it my “communications array.”

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#296338 - 06/08/20 08:38 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: TeacherRO]
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Latest sighting, a huge edc/ghb bag. 20+ pounds.

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#296344 - 06/09/20 01:19 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: chaosmagnet]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2921
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
I knew guy once who carried two different phones on two different carriers. But he was governor, so it made some sense


In the early days of cellphones, my employer absolutely forbade personal calls on the phone they provided. They also forbade us from giving customers the number; customers had to call the office and use the automated voicemail system to page us. So I carried a pager, work cell and personal cell. My wife called it my “communications array.”


Analog cell traffic was open to anybody who wanted to listen. And the rates were outrageous.

Two carriers is hardly a surprise anywhere. Most international cell phones have two slots, for two different SIM cards. One for the home number, one for cheap local calls. It's SOP.

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#296345 - 06/09/20 01:24 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? [Re: TeacherRO]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2921
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
Latest sighting, a huge edc/ghb bag. 20+ pounds.


20 lbs. is a pretty sweet ultralight backpacking weight. Lightweight costs real money. That pack may be worth more than your car.

I have schlepped a whole lot more when training for backpack trips, sometimes on city sidewalks. No doubt people thought I was insane, or homeless. But trust me, the mountain does not give a rat about fashion, and will school you if you are not ready.

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