Campers/backpackers

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  1. TheFreak55

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    Its always the obvious answer....Yeah and the crazy shit is we carried more useless shit last year. Hopefully next April will be a much lighter affair. Being a complete dumbass I packed 4-16 ounce Sweetwater IPAs. Friday afternoon I'm thinking its weird I can smell beer in my sweat as I only had one Thursday night. After a break put my pack back on and my back is completely soaked. The burner from the stove punctured one of the beers. :facepalm::laugh::bananallama:
     
  2. Dudley Dawson2

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    It takes a good chunk of change to go lighter (I hike with around 10-15lbs for upwards of a few days to a week) but when you do, you will never go back. Lighter loads, means more miles which means more shit to do and see.

    My whole family of 5 goes out for a few nights with less than I used to carry myself back in the day.
     
  3. TheFreak55

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    Last year I'm pretty sure we took like a 100 Cliff Bars and some of the Apline Aire packaged meals(:blech:). This year we took like powder mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, those sealed packs of tuna, Matahma Red Beans and Rice and only like 25 Cliff Bars. We definitely need to reevaluate the misc bag. But I'm not really sure how to cut down. I'm tempted to hammock sleep as I barely slept either time anyways.
     
  4. LeVar Burton

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    Ahahahaha:roll:
     
  5. shawnoc

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    Invest in a food dehydrator.
    I have dehydrated chili, fruit (blend a handful of raspberries with some applesauce and dry it into fruit rollups), chicken (which I've turned into chicken curry or chili), etc.

    Also, some pre-dehydrated food in case you don't want to get a dehydrator:
    Miso soup (add dried black fungus if you want), pasta, couscous, rice, beans
     
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  6. wes tegg

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    Serious ultralight folks don't bring a stove. All their food is no-cook.
     
  7. shawnoc

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    Also I like this book:
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  8. TheFreak55

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    are you ultralight and whats the longest you gone in the woods
     
  9. shawnoc

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    I've had some pasta salads (that I rehydrated overnight) when I was hiking without a stove that were really good but I couldn't eat like that everyday.
     
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  10. Fargin' Icehole

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    I gotta have a hot meal when I'm out there. Jet Boil and dehydrated food is as light as I'm ever gonna go in regards to food. A speaker and hot food are my luxury items...and beer unless I'm over 10k.
     
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  11. wes tegg

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    No. I tend to overpack, too. The longest I've done is 5 nights, but that was almost fifteen years ago. I haven't done more than a night or two since then. I mostly day hike now.
     
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  12. shawnoc

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    What speaker do you pack?
     
  13. Dudley Dawson2

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    Yeah, stoves are of course dependent on preference. With my wife and kids, I always bring a stove, usually my jetboil. If it's just me and a buddy or whatnot, I usually don't bring a stove and at 3-4 nights most anything can last that long if properly cared for.

    I still use a tent but it's super light (zpacks triplex) and I'm now a quilt sleeper with pad. I've never found the hammock fit me well, as I'm pretty tall.

    I use a few different back packs, I have ULA Ohm and an HMG 3400 that I use a lot for winter hiking in the whites. Obviously in the winter my pack weight goes up as we use a 4 season tent, heavier sleeping bags, etc.

    I'd be careful going the ultralight way. It can get addicting and very costly but hey, it's just money.
     
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  14. Fargin' Icehole

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  15. DexterRutecki

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  16. Jorts

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    Hammock setups are more comfortable, but generally heavier than UL tents... Especially when split between 2 or more people.
     
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  17. wes tegg

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    It’s nearly impossible to find an ultralight tent for tall people. There are like 3 on the market and they’re absurdly expensive.
     
  18. Fafa fofo

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    The only aspect I’d argue is slight. Hammock vs. UL tent is not the comparison. Should be hammock vs. UL tent and pad as that is the replacement. You still get lighter with the tent and pad, but it is closer, and to me the comfort is incomparable. As a roller in my sleep, I’ve never found a pad or inflatable I didn't roll off of.
     
  19. justcain

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    My hammock, suspension, tarp, and quilts come out to 4.84lbs - def not cuben fiber territory but it's my favorite 5lb to carry
     
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  20. UrsaGrande

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    Trekking poles > high tops for saving your ankles. They catch all my trips before anything gets sprained.
     
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  21. DistantFactor

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    All this talk of 15lb packs makes me glad I can load up a 110qt cooler and some dry boxes with a full kitchen and have the river do my hiking for me on my raft.
     
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  22. Arliden

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    Where do you raft down?

    Been really wanting to do a canoe and camp somewhere (Big Bend, Grand Canyon, Deschutes, Idaho... etc)
     
  23. Arliden

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    Also for stove or no stove depends on if I can have a fire or not wherever I’m going, which in California it can be restrictive. Usually I bring a stove and some mountainhouse meals cause a hot meal at the end of a long day really lifts the spirits.
     
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  24. Jorts

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    this x1000
     
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  25. TheFreak55

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    X10000 since you excluded the part about mountain house meals :blech:
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  26. Fargin' Icehole

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    And hot tea. I gotta have my tea. What the hell do people that don't take flame do for caffeine?
     
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  27. DistantFactor

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    Mostly PNW, deschutes is a good trip.
     
  28. justcain

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    Team stove always & packit gourmet usually
     
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  29. Jorts

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    Coffee is my “luxury” item on the trails. I’ve been known to bring my Aeropress or Hario v60 & filters
     
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  30. Vito Corleone

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    Have a surplus of MREs that are pretty handy and convenient when needed. Never really used any of the other stuff. Not really a picky eater so they work great
     
  31. DexterRutecki

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    I use caffeine pills from CVS if I don't feel like bringing a stove.
     
  32. Arliden

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    What do you use on the water? Model?
     
  33. DrunkJester

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  34. i am a bammer

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    I've spent a lot of time doing nothing but reading and skipping rocks in the Sipsey. I miss it.
     
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  35. Franktus and 96 others

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    I can’t wait to get back.
     
  36. DistantFactor

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    Currently using a 14’ Maravia raft, but looking to switch it out for a 15’6”’Aire here in the next year or so to accommodate more gear for the family. The kick on my Marvia is too steep to fit two dry boxes, which’s makes choices harder when packing.
     
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  37. CoastalOrange

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    Has anyone bought or used the SOLZbag Hydro? I am in need of a new hydration pack for an upcoming trip to Glacier for a week. Most of the days will be half-day hikes but we are doing a couple full day hikes. This one seemed to have good reviews but would love some feedback from people on here.
     
  38. BP

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    Just got back from a 3 day/2 night trip to Havasupai Falls. Fucking gorgeous. The permit process is a pain due to the tribe, but if you get a chance do it. Just a few pics
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  39. Arliden

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    The place is genuinely an oasis. I couldn't imagine being the first Indian, cowboy, or explorer that stumbled across that place.
     
  40. wes tegg

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    It's got its own thread, but I thought I'd share in here too:

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    I would appreciate any donations you could spare.
     
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  41. THF

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  42. Corch

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    Going camping in Moab for the 2nd year in a row tomorrow.

    Definitely a great place for any avid camper/hiker
     
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  43. BP

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    Picked up the black diamond storm line rain jacket.
    If the Mormons didn't control that state, it be amazing to live there, with all the outdoor activities.
     
  44. Corch

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    Utah is actually a really cool state despite their Mormon population
     
  45. BP

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    Agreed. Would just be way better without their near beer and Orrin Hatch/Mitt Romney.
     
  46. THF

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    I picked up the Patagonia Stretch Rain Jacket. Heading to Ireland in a month and wanted something light with the ability to open it up if it gets warm and rainy.

    Really excited about breaking in my Farpoint 70 for the trip. I bought the 70 as I go diving a lot and carry my own fins, mask, and snorkel. That pack fits the fins perfectly.

    Anyone have any recommendations on additional gear I might look at before heading over?
     
  47. BP

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    What are you planning? I went in April so it was colder. Maybe a down jacket.
     
  48. THF

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    We are going in July, so I will take some light fleece pull overs and the rain jacket. I have a converter for charging electronics and am going to take hiking boots and tennis shoes.

    Wasn't sure if I was forgetting anything obvious.
     
  49. BP

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    I always take a power bank and a small-ish microfiber towel. And a small day pack if that helps.
     
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  50. bamcisman

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