can we talk about hiking/trailing/backpacking here? Equipment and skills for backpackers are a lot different than standard camp equipment.
Less is more. I'd invest in a quality digital scale. I use a Feedback Sports Alpine Digital Scale.
I originally got it to weight bicycle parts but I've used it for backpacking gear and firearms accessories as well. Comes in handy. It was $62@REI.
I carry the scale in my car and if I stop by a buddies house and he picked up a new piece of kit, I'll go grab the scale and weight it to see if there's any savings compared to what I own. Currently I don't own much but still. I keep a running tally of weighed items and I buy most of my stuff that places where there's a solid return/exchange policy.
I watched a National Geographic documentary called the Appalachian Trail. I'm sure you've heard of the trail. One of the surprising things that I've learned was when they showed a small shop in the middle of trail that caters to hikers, they said that most people that stop in, drop a ton of gear that they don't need and have shipped back home. And they shipped back a lot of stuff.
People tend to overpack for the unexpected and kick themselves in the *** for muling around extra ounces for hundreds of miles.
BTW, I dropped literally 2 gallons of body weight in the past 2.5 months w00t!
Our little tent city
Tent I use isn't in the picture. Currently using a Kelty Salida 2 for me and the gf. It was between that and the Eureka Apex 2XT. Not exactly lightest/greatest gear but it works for us.
Headin to the beach for some fishin
Didn't catch anything but had a decent time with the buddies and some beer.
Her Camelbak Rogue and my 5.11 Rush 12
Annual camp trip to Kern River is coming up, and I'm itching to do a hike at Angeles National Forest again to Hermit Falls.
Thanks man, thats some good info. I really cant wait until im home in september and my first trips will be local. Maybe Mt. Baldy and then Santa Monica mountains. Then I want to hit up Yosemite and hike the Half dome!
Nice pics man! I got that same backpack as you. LOL, my gf also carries a small bag while I carry the heavy monster with all the gear haha.
My posts are for entertainment purposes only and not to be taken seriously.
Lets bring this back from the dead as it's now camping season again.
I just wanted to check in to see if anyone has used this tent:
The North Face Phoenix 2 or 3.
They dont use a Nylon canopy. Its has one skin and that's it. Totally waterproof, windproof and breathable. Sounds like a f'in awesome tent and they are super light (Phoenix 2 is 3 lbs 10 oz and 3 is 4 lb 13.3 oz) so good for backpacking long trips which I love.
Here's a pic:
Other than that any good recent camping stories¿ Any good gear reviews? I can't wait to get out there and get eatin alive by the wood ticks and mosquitoes
Someone help me understand now. Cryogenic methods are intractable
And collagen polymers aren't so terrible
But they still can't prevent the inevitable farewell
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