Anyone ever done it?
I broke my collar bone earlier this summer so carrying a backpack is out of the question. And yet, I'm going to get out.
Right now the plan is for most of my stuff to sit in a large hip belt pack. But I don't have SUL gear, nor am I willing to buy anything new for such a specialized purpose. I think that I'll be able to make an overnight trip with some no-cook food in the fanny pack, along with a warm jacket, rain gear, first aid kit, map, compass, lighter and headlamp. I can attach a pad to the fanny pack. But I'm not sure how I'll carry my sleeping bag and shelter. Sadly my gatewood cape is in storage 1,000 miles away.
I'm leaning towards not bringing a shelter. It's something I've never done. I'll bag the trip if the weather is bad and I can't find an overhanging rock or other option. Maybe I'll bring an emergency blanket. That still leaves my sleeping bag. I've got two ideas, either stuff it in a messenger bag or put it in my otherwise empty Jam 2 and sling it over my good shoulder.
I'm looking forward to this. Mixing up backpacking makes it more fun. Kind of reminds me of the stories of Mr. Muir.
Anyone ever do any backpack-less backpacking?