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Warren Maslowski
(CQBer) - F

Locale: Southeast
OA Trail Crew on 01/10/2010 16:27:33 MST Print View

So I figured out today, I got accepted to OATC!! My trek begins June 22, now I really need to start looking into gear.

I'm really debating durablity with weight, for example rain pants. Do I go with the 1/2 lb pants that I could all but take a knife to, or get the 4 oz pants that I have to carry tape with them?

Conrad Stoll
(cnstoll) - F
Could go either way. on 01/30/2010 20:05:15 MST Print View

You definitely need rain pants, but plenty of people get by just fine with frog togs and things of that nature that tear easily. Usually the trails are pretty well kept, but that may not always be the case for you.

The thing to under stand about OATC is you will be doing a lot of trail work, and so think about what else you're taking as pants. Do you plan on ever wearing your rain pants while working? That could influence the decision quite a bit. A lot of scouts use their rain pants as their only pants, for things like cons projects, so if that describes you, then you may want the more durable ones.