Rate my current list of PCT thru hike items. I've got links to specific items btw, Everything is around $500. Food Items in next post.
Shelter: Down Sleeping Bag 15F with compression sack 1 Person Tent Eno-Double Nest 8x10 Tarp + bungees (Combine with tent stakes) 500 FT Paracord Foam Sleeping Pad
Sustenance: ALOCS Alcohol Stove + Heet + Windscreen Stowaway Pot Bic Lighter Slingshot (squirrel/rabbit hunting) Sawyer Mini Two 1L Plastic Water Bottles, Maybe Plastic Gallon Jug Bear Canister - BV500 Multi tool with knife,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>667330 Shelter: Drop the hammock. Drop tarp and bungees Drop 400FT paracord
Sustenance: You need a permit for an alcohol stove in California in case you didn't already know. Don't bring a slingshot.
Storage/Transportation: You probably only need 1 trekking pole unless you've got shit knees.
Clothes: You don't need 7 pairs of socks. Replace the cotton shirt with polyester or wool. Remove Levis, just use the long johns and shorts. Replace woolen sweater with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>667431 Concur with everything here, except the alcohol stove thing which varies. During "extreme" fire danger they are outright banned. They're generally too fussy and dangerous in dry areas. Kick it over and spill flaming liquid all over your shoe, fun (a trail name is born).
In addition, ditch boots, get trail runners. Left is the #1 shoe on the PCT for the past five years or so. "Wild" Danner boots are too heavy and uncomfortable. Solar charger is gonna be in the mail after the first 100 miles, just get an Anker battery and charge in town. You'll probably need a puffy insulating layer for the Sierra.
The deuter ACT lite is a little cheaper while still boasting good quality. Maybe check out granite gear, their stuff can be a little less expensive. Otherwise I don't know of many other quality brands making a 70L cheaper than that. Or just get something on sale...
Who here /California/? I'm from the east coast and staying near San Diego for a month and really want to get out and enjoy this weather. Anybody know any cool things to do? Anything really, even if its not /out/ but that's be ideal. Pic related. It's a view of La Jolla beach? In Oceanside
>>667180 Hitup Torrey Pines, go to Balboa, rent a surfboard, drive to the Anza Borrego Desert, climb Mt. Woodson the long way, get shitfaced at the Gaslamp, go to museums at Balboa, go to the zoo, visit Joshua Tree National Park if you wanna drive a ways, snowboard at Big Bear, visit the Cabrillo National Monument, go to Little Italy downtown, go to Oldtown, and so on. There is a shit ton to do here, especially outdoors.
Some good sites... http://www.sandiegohikers.com/ http://hiddensandiego.net/
>>667011 Went out for some early morning fishin'. They aren't biting for shit today tho. It has been cloudy and raining the past couple days, woulda been good fishing weather if I didn't work. Today it is calm and getting sunny.
>>667011 I work weekend nights. Gonna head for a hike Monday as soon as I get off work. Depending on the weather may hike in, set up camp at 2pm, fall asleep, wake up around 10 for a camp fire dinner and a night hike out
>>667030 >geoppoping becomes a new trend >people all over the world start shitting in geocaches >people start eateating exotic foods to maximize the smelliness and consistency of their geopoops >standard becomes a small, hard mass with the greatest S factor (smell factor) >everybody loves this new trend
This might not be the right board for this but I think you guys can help me out.
I'm looking for a cheap place to buy/get made a blanket made out of animal furs. Normally, and obviously these things are usually stupid luxury items and are ridiculously expensive and only come from designers or some shit.
I would be using it for camping with my girlfriend now that its starting to get a bit chilly.
I'm a DIY type of person but I don't know if I'd be up for killing a bunch of foxes and skinning them and...etc.
If I could exploit the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So we all know milk is great tasting and good for you. It's got tons of fats, vitamins, and nutrients. It makes a great meal when you're /out/-and-about, but there's one problem: It goes back quickly when not refrigerated.
Sure it's not hard to take a pint of milk and drink it on the first night, but if you're planning to be out for a few days or weeks, there's not really an easy way to keep milk cold for that whole time.
Luckily there are substitutes. Condensed milk is essentially milk with much of the water boiled off. It comes... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>666889 Now, we usually drink cow's milk, which is fine and dandy. Cow's milk is great tasting and nutritious. But one more advantage of powdered milk is that it can also be sourced from a different source. This is where my photo comes in. Powdered breast milk substitutes are very common in most supermarkets and it got me thinking. Wouldn't breast milk be a better choice than cow milk? Breast milk is made for humans to drink. Our bodies are already suited to turning breast milk into fuel, so wouldn't this... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've taken powdered milk into the back country. It works fine. I've mainly used it for the Knorr (formerly Lipton) noodle mixes which gives a nice, hearty meal. I usually portion it out into zip-top snack bags. Its worth it if you have the ounces to spare - and space is more of a concern than anything (it is quite light for the volume).
I didn't see a general for this so I'll start my own thread. Let me know if I should post elsewhere.
I have never backpacked in my life and my hiking experience maxes out at short day hikes. I am going to buy a pair of hiking boots soon and I have a hiking stick, but 0 other equipment.
I have been thinking about renting some backpacking gear and then going on an overnight camping trip (two days of hiking total - maybe one night out, one night back, an easy trail because I'm extremely out of shape) with my girlfriend this summer... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
eh, for $250 with careful craiglist/internet deals/consignment store shopping you could put together that whole kit except for the tent by summer, and then it's yours to keep. then if you're worried about bugs or rain just rent the tent for $30.
if at all possible make friends with a real person who's backpacked at least a few times before, and have them take you on an overnighter. it'll be way less miserable, but no less memorable.
>>666886 >Is this a good way to get into backpacking? Sounds all right if you're tolerant of mild discomfort. Unless it's winter or otherwise horrible weather it's hard to completely fuck up an overnight. Even the cooking gear isn't strictly necessary, I've done impulsive 2 day trips on a jar of peanut butter, a loaf of bread and a bag of apples. Though bacon and coffee in the morning is quite nice.
Car camping is another way to ease into it, you can bring more... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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