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Backpacking

Discussion in 'Everything/Nothing' started by Buddha Bukakke!, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Buddha Bukakke!

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    So over this spring break, a friend and I are going to go backpacking in the Ozarks for a couple of weeks. I've done quite a bit of camping out before but I've never done an extended journey such as this one. My gear so far includes

    Backpack
    Clothes
    Sleeping bag
    Tent
    Knife
    Compass
    Map
    Freeze-dried food
    Magnesium stick for fire
    Hiking boots
    Poncho
    Watch
    Multi-tool
    Water filter
    Water bottles
    Retractable fishing poles
    Toilet paper
    Biodegradable soup

    Do some of you backpackers know of some other essentials that I would need. If you have any other tips and tricks, they would be appreciated also:)
     
  2. Stoink

    Stoink Nigga Cakes?
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    When I glanced at this thread it looked like it said "blackpudding", I would never have come in here if I knew it was about backpacking!


    I suggest you add to your list a portable DVD player and a copy of Brokeback Mountain!
     
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  3. Malek

    Malek Wise Ass

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    I'm going in France, in January. I will travel France and a bit of Spain. In total, 1600 kilometer of walking awaits me.

    I carry.

    A backpack.
    A tent.
    A wool sheet.
    A knife.
    Some matches.
     
  4. JuliaAguilar

    JuliaAguilar Good night

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    You forgot a flashlight and some matches in a waterproof container. Both can be invaluable.
     
  5. JonG

    JonG Insert witty comment here
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    so how long are you hoping the 1600km will take?
     
  6. strikeandburn

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    Cell Phone.
    Gun.
    Porno.
     
  7. Malek

    Malek Wise Ass

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    Around one month and a half, if I keep with the main way.
     
  8. Capt_Canada

    Capt_Canada The Chosen one

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    Ass less chaps


    Rope and duck tape. The most important things.
     
  9. ThePope

    ThePope Currently Menstruating.

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    Lotion. Lots and lots of lotion.
     
  10. Dr. Zombie

    Dr. Zombie (Historian)

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    Well I saw you had magneseum stick for fire, but I've always used this
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/754d/
    Used by itself it works fine, but adding the Mayadust to it kicks ass.

    Make sure the blade your bringing is good and I would highly suggest in some kind of GPS system. Some way to find your way if lost and some way to get help if you get lost or hurt.
     
  11. DarkTalon

    DarkTalon Devoted Christian

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    Bring a few hundred feet of parachute cord, it's strong, light and you wont regret it.
     
  12. Cousin Eddie

    Cousin Eddie My name is Dan Cooper

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    a word of warning! Watch out where you are hiking! There are pot growers out in the wilds of the ozarks. You dont want to stumble into someone's grow operation. Never know if they might just kill your ass & bury you out there.

    Add a gun & some bear-pepper spray to your list.

    snakebite kit too.
     
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  13. El Bandito

    El Bandito Active Member

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    You need at least the 10 essentials and then some...

    1. Map
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    2. Compass
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    3. Flashlight / Headlamp
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    4. Extra Food
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    5. Extra Clothes
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    6. Sunglasses
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    7. First-Aid Kit
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    8. Pocket Knife
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    9. Waterproof Matches
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    10. Firestarter
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    11. Water / Filter / Bottles
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    12. Whistle
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    13. Insect Repellents or Clothing
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    14. Sunburn Preventatives


    links to a few helpful sites (always be prepared dude)

    http://www.backpacking.net/ten-essl.html

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/getaways/216076_essentials17.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_essentials


    you should have at least the 10 essentials any time you go hiking or backpacking, even if the trip is relatively short.
     
  14. DarkTalon

    DarkTalon Devoted Christian

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    most water filter pumps are fucking terrible (or at least the ones i've used) iodine tablits are much better and they don't taste near as bad as most people claim.
     
  15. emster

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    Haha, backpacking is a funny word.
     
  16. murdered

    murdered I brake for humans

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    Huh? Huh? Huh?
     
  17. murphyn03

    murphyn03 Pwn-Star

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    you will need a rape whistle
     
  18. Buddha Bukakke!

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    I've used my water filter before and it works just fine for me. Technically it's called a water purifier because it filters and chemically purifies

    Normal soap is toxic and can contaminate the ground water. I'm sort of a tree hugger.
     
  19. murdered

    murdered I brake for humans

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    Oh, biodegradable SOAP! In your first post you said SOUP so I was like hmm... :err:
     
  20. RangerDanger

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    Awesome advice

    Once when i was backpacking in Rabbit Ears Pass with my brother and a friend we saw a redneck lookin guy who was acting really weird when he saw us about 1/4 mile away... we figured he was cooking meth and made a point to stay away from there.

    Looks like you got it all but a lighter is nice as a 1st resort.

    Also, many people dont want to take a sleeping pad because they want to be tough or whatever, but it is as important or more important than your sleeping bag. It insulates you from the ground. A thermarest pad would be nice Link but the ten dollar blue walmart ones work almost as well.
     

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