What do you throw in at the last minute?
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Laurence Beck
(beckla) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 10:13:31 MDT Print View

I am curious. I have my own gear list with a base weight around 15-16 lbs but then I am always tempted to throw something in at the last minute before leaving. In my case I am always tempted to toss in another layer. What, if anything, do you feel compelled to throw in your pack even though it's not on your "gear list"?

Scott Lehr
(lehrscott4) - F

Locale: Louisville - KY
camp chair on 05/19/2010 10:48:39 MDT Print View

Sometimes if there has been alot of rain or snow and i know the ground will be really wet or cold, i will throw in my tripod camp chair that weights a whopping 26oz. I usually don't take it, but sometimes its really nice to have. My hiking buddies make fun of it, but they are quick to try and steal my seat when i get up for a minute.

Laurence Beck
(beckla) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
I have one too on 05/19/2010 10:59:44 MDT Print View

Here is a photo of my camp chair being "appropriated" by a cute young lady in our group... who could say no?

Larry's Chair being "appropriated"

chris kersten
(xanadu) - F

Locale: here
last minute. on 05/19/2010 12:47:01 MDT Print View

1. 12 ounce bag of beef jerky (instead of 8 ounces that I packed)
2. 12 ounce coke. (for the alcohol that I packed)
3. extra lighter since I always wonder if I packed one the night before.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 13:14:12 MDT Print View

Actually, nothing. I start with a "master" gear list that includes every gear piece I own. I do all my thinking as I methodically delete stuff that I won't need. I then print out the result and pack accordingly.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 13:19:53 MDT Print View

Gorp. I always bring too much Gorp!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 13:23:49 MDT Print View

I always throw in something cheezy,crunchy and salty (my food fix) plus one more beer becuase two 24oz-ers just is not enough!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 13:37:30 MDT Print View

For me it is often a treat or two I bought at the store or Starbuck's on the way out of town. And those are usually the thing I love the most later that day ;-)
I'd say otherwise it would be the layer I am wearing for the drive. I'll get out and be cold and think "maybe I should take this". And usually I do end up needing it.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 13:42:46 MDT Print View

Hmmm. I don't have a gear list at all. When packing for a trip, I just go up to the gear room, assemble the stuff I always take, then look about for anything I think I might need for that particular trip. So, for me, the real question is, what do I take more of than I need? And that's usually Clif bars (I eat so little while hiking during the day, but always bring 2 Clif bars per day, and always end up bringing a couple back home). I would be tempted to say I generally bring too much single malt as well, but we all know that's not possible.

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 13:59:16 MDT Print View

>>I would be tempted to say I generally bring too much single malt as well, but we all know that's not possible.

Unless you're hiking in Speyside...

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
grub -n- booze on 05/19/2010 14:07:10 MDT Print View

Extra booze and cheezy poofs.

Cheeze poofs are great. People always resist them at first they eat 1 then 5 then a fist full then suddenly everyone has their head in the bag. Puffed corn with cheese powder, or sorry, cheeze powder. Prett light weight but real easy to pound in to dust. Best consumed the first night.

Edited by magillagorilla on 05/19/2010 14:07:55 MDT.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 14:26:49 MDT Print View

A book. An iPod. Another layer. My busting set.

Robert Carver
(Rcarver) - MLife

Locale: Southeast TN
Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 14:39:35 MDT Print View

I always seem to take an extra beanie and a pair of gloves. I'm always thinking"what if I lose one or they get wet". Only an ounce or two, but they always seem to find their way in my pack.

Ben Egan
(benjammin21) - M

Locale: The Grid, Brooklyn
Re: Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 16:22:28 MDT Print View

A book or my homework. I always say, "oh yeah I'll have plenty of time to read all this," and then boom. No psychology read.

Always though, always spend the last few minutes before I leave putting new music on my ipod to listen to on the hike.

And I have a knack for forgetting a flashlight. So I always leave one in my car.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/19/2010 17:01:26 MDT Print View

An extra packet or two of Perpetuem.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: camp chair on 05/20/2010 18:28:04 MDT Print View

It's always an argument with myself, whether to bring my Sling Light chair. I usually leave it at home. But when I do weaken I'm always glad to have a comfortable seat.

Sling Light at Piute Lake
Sling Light at Piute lake, Emigrant Wilderness.

Sanad Toukhly
(Red_Fox) - MLife

Locale: South Florida
Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/20/2010 20:16:17 MDT Print View

My Slingshot or Tenkara Hane (sometimes both).

-Sid

James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/20/2010 20:29:55 MDT Print View

If I bring my 10 year old son I always get nervous and throw one more thing in there to make sure he doesn't get cold.

Jeffrey Kuchera
(frankenfeet)

Locale: Great Lakes
Almost without fail I toss in- on 05/20/2010 20:50:23 MDT Print View

-more vittles and an extra beanie.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: What do you throw in at the last minute? on 05/20/2010 21:03:42 MDT Print View

I tend to throw my flute or penny whistle in. Then I feel it's too much horrible noise to ruin the quiet of nature.