Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials
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James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/16/2012 21:53:17 MDT Print View

This is something I've struggled with.

What do you bring(to carry essentials) when you know you'll be going on a day hike during a backpacking trip? Some call it a summit pack.

I've been eyeing that GG Bigbag but I'm not sure that's the ultimate solution.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/16/2012 22:00:28 MDT Print View

I use my main pack, but there is nothing wrong with taking a second pack under about 5 ounces ; ).

Edited by jshann on 07/16/2012 22:00:58 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/16/2012 22:12:17 MDT Print View

I sewed a daypack out of very thin material. It is large enough to carry a bear canister, and it weighs 1.4 ounces. When in camp, I use it for an oversized stuff sack.

--B.G.--

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/16/2012 22:29:41 MDT Print View

I sewed a "daypack" out of silnylon, 1.5" grosgrain non adjustable "straps", 1 ounce

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/16/2012 22:41:30 MDT Print View

This is the one I use :

daypack 1
Daypack 2
70g (+/- 2g). The pocket you see in the second pic is the cover you see in the first.
Sea to Summit has something similar now :

http://www.seatosummit.com.au/showdetail.php?Code=AUDPACK
Franco

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/17/2012 18:37:28 MDT Print View

As long as your regular pack is reasonably light (and of course it must be if you're a BPL member :-) ), then just use it for dayhikes. That's what I do - no extra weight at all and plenty of room to throw in the foam pad for cushy lunch relaxation.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/17/2012 19:22:05 MDT Print View

"As long as your regular pack is reasonably light (and of course it must be if you're a BPL member :-) ), then just use it for dayhikes."

+1

It's also a good idea to carry a couple day's worth of food, enough to get back to TH, just in case critters get to your main stash. SOP for me.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/17/2012 19:27:21 MDT Print View

If my camp is already set up, sometimes I will use the sleeping bag stuff sack as a temporary daypack.

--B.G.--

Ben H.
(bzhayes) - F

Locale: So. California
I got something like this free... on 07/19/2012 17:31:50 MDT Print View

I got something like this free at a conference:

http://www.thedealrack.com/p-2128-liberty-bags-small-drawstring-bag-backpack-8881.aspx?cagpspn=pla&gclid=CL3HjqzyprECFSUbQgodYCIAVA

I haven't weighed mine but it is about the same as a stuff sack (and could be used as one). You may have a difficult time sourcing one for free, so you may have to shell out the $2...

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Summit pack on 07/19/2012 17:49:09 MDT Print View

Thanks Franco! I had a gift card and used it on the Sea to Summit pack. Pretty cool. I'm going to use it as a summit pack this weekend when I hit a 13'er while backpacking. Should work great for that.

Glidon Cage
(glidoncage) - F

Locale: Santa monica bay
Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials on 07/25/2012 01:13:07 MDT Print View

I use hiking backpack by Athalon luggage. Its dimensions are 17" x 14" x 13" which provides good space, to carry my food and essentials in one pack. Two ventilated side pockets for ski boots, extra ergonomic padding on back for added comfort, front pocket for music with headphone port and additional pocket for carrying water.

Leigh Baker
(leighb) - F

Locale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
re:"Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials" on 07/25/2012 06:19:23 MDT Print View

Gossamer Gear RikSak

Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
(campingtrail) - MLife

Locale: western nsw
day hiking pack on 07/25/2012 19:47:24 MDT Print View

I use my larger pack if its a good one it will be lightweight anyway and you can just strap everything in, also if you are doing day hikes from a base camp why would you want to carry another pack into the base camp in the first place.

Richard Cullip
(RichardCullip) - M

Locale: San Diego County
Re: day hiking pack on 07/25/2012 20:51:36 MDT Print View

I use my ULA CDT pack which also doubles as my main pack. I haven't yet found the need to pack an extra pack just for day hiking/fishing excursions.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
base camp on 07/26/2012 09:00:21 MDT Print View

sometimes you're not operating out of a base camp, but still want to bag a peak (or two) on route to camp- a small, light pack can be pretty handy vs dumping all of you non-needed gear- if it can serve multiple use better yet

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Summit bag on 07/26/2012 13:02:31 MDT Print View

"sometimes you're not operating out of a base camp, but still want to bag a peak (or two) on route to camp- a small, light pack can be pretty handy vs dumping all of you non-needed gear- if it can serve multiple use better yet"

Exactly. I did get the Sea to Summit pack Franco recommended and when I got to the base of the peak I was going to climb last Saturday, I hung my pack and my dog's pack, to keep the marmots from getting them, and then summitted with the small pack with just water, gels, and emergency gear. There was no trail and it was a steep ascent. It was so much easier just carrying the small pack. I supposed I could have just hung the pack liner and the dog pack and used my backpack, but for a couple of oz, I like this method a lot more.