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#126688 - 03/08/08 03:16 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: massacre]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
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Thanks, guys. I'm actually surprised that there aren't more of this type of item. It seems like a no brainer that it would be convenient to have a container with a basic kit in it that you can expand so that you can pop in some food, water, and clothing if you want to go for a walk/hike.

It's overpriced for what it is, but this looks great for me as a backpacker. I've got my PSK in my little zippered container. I hike in and set up a base camp. The next day, I want to go on a side trip (fishing, peak bagging, whatever). I simply grab my PSK container, expand it out, pop in what I need for the day, and off I go. This way there's very little chance that I might sleepily leave behind my PSK in my main pack as I go off exploring. This is a realistic situation: In many higher altitude wilderness areas, summer "moonsoons" or thunder showers with lightning come almost every afternoon. In many months, one has to be off the high peaks and ridges by 1:00 PM or even noon. Getting up in the dark and hitting the trail at or before first light is not uncommon.
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#292360 - 05/29/19 03:27 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
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Registered: 12/14/05
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I am thinking of adding a tall pot to my kit. (A bit bigger than a water bottle.)

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#292364 - 05/29/19 06:07 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
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What kind of pot? I have the stainless steel Vargo Bot. It's one liter and nests perfectly with a Nalgene. No handle but a pot lifter works great.
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#292746 - 07/10/19 05:18 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
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1 to 1.5 liter.

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#292763 - 07/16/19 08:40 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
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A waist bag or lumbar pack can hold much more than just pockets --
a water bottle (or two), a jacket, trash bag, 4 protein bars...

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#293106 - 08/25/19 01:04 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
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I am trying out this idea for day hikes, using a 2 water bottle lumbar pack from Mountain Smith.

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#293108 - 08/25/19 01:26 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
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Which Mountainsmith pack are you using? They make great packs! I have a couple of their Day lumbar packs and several of the smaller Vibe packs. IMO with the bigger ones like the Tour and Day it's a good idea to use the Strappettes. They're small shoulder straps that help support the pack if you're carrying a bit of weight. They work great!
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#294628 - 01/19/20 10:26 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
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A sling bag would have similar advantages and be slightly more fashionable...

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#294629 - 01/20/20 03:04 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: Phaedrus]
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+1 to Phadrus' comments on the larger Mountainsmith waist packs...
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