"SLOPPY SOCKS" in a pack...

Northern Dancer

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"SLOPPY SOCKS" in a Pack - The Basics
Individual Back Packing for Camping/Canoeing for the Beginner - just one idea, because there are a whole lot more.


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Let me see now...oh yes, a headlight, water filtration, and oh ya there is...? What might your pack contain?

 

ppine

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Now that I am 70 I have lightened up the load, starting with the Big Three. I now carry a ULA pack which is a little over 2 pounds, down sleeping bag a little over 2 pounds, and a Mountainsmith tarp at 2 pounds. I have learned to count ounces and have saved a lot of weight. For short trips, 3 days or less people think I am going on a day trip. I do not carry things like binoculars, rake, saw, umbrella, notebook, axe or large knives.

I do carry a Helinox chair about 1 1/2 pounds.
 

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I never use a binocular. I've carried one on day hikes and even on camping trips, but always forget about it, or just don't want to dig it out. It's just extra weight to me.
 

ppine

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I carry light binoculars on trips that have critters that are far away like mountain goats and wild sheep. Otherwise no.
 

Northern Dancer

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...I use a small telescope binocular principally to scout out the campsites. I don't know how many times I paddled over to a site to reject it on closer inspection. The telescope saves me a lot of energy and time when coming to the end of the paddling day. Like "Pine" I use it to look closer to wildlife.
 
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