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(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Fill in the Blank! on 04/27/2011 12:29:39 MDT Print View

just a fun, fill in the blank question. feel free to elaborate on your answers if desired.

"Because I've gotten my pack weight so low, it allows me to carry more ______"

for me, the blank is BEER... with so many new brewers putting their art both on and in cans, its hard to justify not carrying a few cold ones in to camp, since my pack is pretty light anyway. Sometimes, i'll bring a large lexan coffee press.

What about you?

Edited by mikeinfhaz on 04/27/2011 14:04:56 MDT.

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
fishing gear weight on 04/27/2011 13:11:56 MDT Print View

I just said this in another post. So really my pack weight didnt decrease cause my fishing gear is carried in my pack

Erik Danielsen
(er1kksen) - F

Locale: The Western Door
Stealthily! on 04/27/2011 18:04:29 MDT Print View

Sorry that that's an adjective rather than a noun, but I do some semi-urban backpack travel that often involves stealthing... wearing a smallish traditional backpacking setup used to get me questioned by police. Where are you from, where are you staying, etc. (as if you're legally required to have a pre-arranged location for sleeping every night...). With UL/SUL techniques I'm just another guy with a bookbag when I want to be. This type of travel also often involves a small laptop, so that's an extra item too.

Also, if I go by a great used book store with a 25-cent rack I can afford, weight-wise, to load up on a few paperbacks whereas previously I would have skipped them.

Edited by er1kksen on 04/27/2011 18:05:47 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Fill in the Blank! on 04/27/2011 18:36:14 MDT Print View

booze

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Fill in the Blank! on 04/27/2011 18:38:19 MDT Print View

Cameras

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Fill in the Blank! on 04/27/2011 18:38:28 MDT Print View

lipstick and latex.......

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: Re: Fill in the Blank! on 04/27/2011 18:41:21 MDT Print View

lipstick and latex.......haha, this i have to see..

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Fill in the Blank! on 04/27/2011 18:51:30 MDT Print View

Thats a mental image I could have lived without.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Fill in the Blank! on 04/27/2011 19:08:45 MDT Print View

Nice one Doug...thank god you did not pull that out when you were here in Feb......I would have ran back to my car!

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Re: Fill in the Blank! on 04/28/2011 07:27:24 MDT Print View

Diabetic supplies and food. :P

Larry M
(Maethros) - MLife

Locale: Mid South
Because I've gotten my pack weight so low, it allows me to carry more on 04/28/2011 12:33:55 MDT Print View

emotional baggage.

JOHN ZENNER
(johnz)

Locale: East Bay
family on 04/29/2011 11:39:47 MDT Print View

My load lightening was specifically so I could carry more stuff for my family (2 small kids) for further and longer. So while my base weight has gotten lighter, my overall load has remained much the same as we extend range.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: family on 04/29/2011 12:04:31 MDT Print View

good stuff, John. my boy turns 5 this summer and imma get him a backpack for b-day. little bugger is going to have his own, custom sized down quilts too!
family backpacks are the best. keep it up, they will cherish it forever.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Fill in the Blank! on 04/29/2011 12:32:49 MDT Print View

Food, so I can stay out longer.

Grandkids' gear.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Fill in the Blank! on 04/29/2011 16:06:49 MDT Print View

...of my wife's stuff. :/

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
low weight on 04/29/2011 17:13:21 MDT Print View

Low weight, I don't need no stinkin' low weight?

Gregory Petliski
(gregpphoto) - F
re on 05/05/2011 16:01:19 MDT Print View

"Because I've gotten my pack weight so low, it allows me to carry more ______"

Iron weights.