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hiking/backpacking

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jett, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Scelerat

    Scelerat Well-Known Member

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    Near Aviemore, in the Cairngorms on Saturday, lunchtime:
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  2. Fueco

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    This makes me want to throw on a kilt, pack a flask of whisky, and go for a nice walk. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. suited

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    We are headed to Utah in March. Just purchased sleeping bags for my wife and I and I'm about to pick up the sleeping pads. It's been a long time since I've camped and I miss it very much. I forgot how expensive quality lightweight gear is. We might be moving out west so I'm sure we are going to get a lot of use out of it.
     
  4. Piobaire

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    Some hikers were lost there overnight in a snow storm recently and the rescuers felt what saved them was they were carrying an emergency bivvy sack with them.
     
  5. suited

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    On day hikes I always take a two person SOL bivvy and one or two contractor bags. I've come across people miles into fairly challenging hikes who appeared to be carrying nothing but a water bottle.
     
  6. suited

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    Utah. Beautiful weather during the day, nighttime temperatures were in the mid 20's. This was my wife's first time camping and I was worried the cold night would deter her, but she did well.

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    Helinox Camp Chair. Worth every bit of 2.5 pounds.
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    These pants are from KUIU and are incredibly comfortable. Their base layers are awesome - with full zip leg, you can add or remove them without taking off your boots.
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  7. otc

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    Off to Iceland this weekend. Will be sleeping on real beds but plan to get a lot of hiking in.

    Unfortunately that means I have to miss out on some camping and climbing in the Shawnee national forest this weekend (my flight leaves early sunday evening)...I had some new gear I wanted to try out!
     
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  8. Van Veen

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    I've been on challenging but touristy hikes and seen people in everyday clothes - jeans, cotton shorts, cotton t-shirts. No packs, or maybe one for the whole group. Worst was one above tree line where an unexpected storm hit. A family came up while we were sheltering on the peak and the kids' lips were blue. Luckily they had the good sense to turn around and go back the way they came instead of hiking the ridge.

    (I may have posted about this before.)
     
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  9. lefty

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    I'm thinking about picking up some of their stuff. Like my Fjallraven but want to try something new. Did you buy a complete system?

    I'm booking an Iceland trip this weekend. More fishing than hiking though. Still, post a report.

    lefty
     
  10. comorati1

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    Great pictures, wis i was there sometime... Maybe in the future... Who knows. Cheers :)



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  11. suited

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    Just two pairs of pants - the ultra merino 145 zip-off bottom and the attack pant. I'm partial to camo patterns and their Verde 2.0 doesn't look military nor does it look like a traditional hunting pattern. I might do a hunt at some point, but for now it works for me as a hiking pant without looking out of place. The attack pant has flaps on the cargo zippered pockets which I find annoying. It makes accessing them more difficult, a feature that some of their other pants are fortunate not to have - something to keep in mind. The cut is nice. I tried First Lite pants and the cut was too baggy. Sitka is supposed to have a nice cut as well. The designs seem to be embracing the fitness trend that has emerged within the backpack hunting industry. I wouldn't say it's a super slim cut, but flattering for anyone who is not overweight.
     
  12. romafan

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    I think the Kuiu guy was the founder of Sitka so makes sense cuts would be similar.
     
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  13. VaderDave

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    We're starting to make plans for a hike on the Skyline to Sea trail out by Santa Cruz. We had hoped to do this a couple of years ago but the plans never came together. Now we're thinking we'll do it as a two-day hike--the total distance is just under 30 miles.
     
  14. Fueco

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    That's a pretty nice walk. I ran/walked it with some friends about 15 years ago. We travelled the trail in one long day, with a car shuttle waiting at the end. Doing it in two days sounds a little more enjoyable.
     
  15. VaderDave

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    Wow! Yeah, I think we'd rather just have a nice two-day walk. From what I've seen on the trail website, most people break it into three 10-mile-ish days, which I think might leave us with a lot of downtime in the afternoon/evening. Our plan is to have my wife drop us off and then have a fun overnight at a spa or something in Santa Cruz before meeting us on the beach the next afternoon.
     
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    I did so for years in the Army in places all over the world. I will say the British Parachute regiment likes to really step it out on ruck marches.
     
  17. lefty

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    Thanks. I'll pick some up. I like the Fjallraven cut and utility but they are assholes to deal with on a corporate level.

    Kuiu is featured in this recent NYT article on sheep hunting. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/sports/bighorn-sheep-hunting.html

    lefty
     

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