mk_ultra wrote:I would consider adding a Camelback-type bladder if that will work with the pack , or a MSR Dromedary or at least another Nalgene .
Basically another way to carry water.
goblin wrote:Are you carrying for 2 people? The size and number of some of the stuff seems a little excessive. I mean,if we're talking emergencies here and not camping trips.
ironraven wrote:Nice rural bag, I like.
I assume you'll add maps at need?
Yes, mostly i hike in Allegany State park and allegheny national forest. Also along the NCT/FLT. I have excellent topos of those places. As you see, there is a NCT map of ANF pictured in the outer pocket with the FAK.
Does it have a bladder, or do you only have that one bottle? If so, I'm not a huge fan of the HDPEs, I've had a couple of them break. Yes, I know, it is the tall one, but one bottle is still one bottle- I'd like to see a second one.
Did you have batteries for the GPS and flashlight?
I recently added 4 AA's in addition to the ones already in the flashlight and gps and GF's camera.
How do you like the Gerber Trio? I've been thinking about adding one rather than an upgraded MiniMag. I like that you have a head strap for it- at least I assume that is what the the Nite-Ize logo is attached to.
It's OK. I think you've got it right about comparing it to the minimag w/nitize conversion. That's about what it is in terms of light output. The minimag switch is the thing that always bothered me. I think of all the minimags i've ever had that's the bit that broke. it seems like the trio has a better system. I may be wrong. Plus i got a few of them on sale a while back for $6 each. Can't beat that. Also the nite-ize headband works with the trio. It's a little tighter fit.
Didn't see duct tape, wire, or zip ties. Dental floss, and put a couple of needles that can be threaded with it in the match case.
All good ideas.
Wedge the plunger on the lighter, so it can't be vented accidentally.
Meh... There's always the firesteel and the coleman fuel...
What a coincidence! I was just at the store looking at work gloves! I will probably get a set for this and my INCH gear.
And did I miss your socks?
You got me there.
Spare glasses, or safety glasses?
How do you know I wear glasses?
And where did you get that tarp?
Wal-Mart $8 Dolla
The only ones bigger than a space blanket with the silver side that I find are dark brown.
Woods Walker wrote:+1 on hiking poles. If the tent stakes are cheap Al I would dump them for something better. A tarp shelter needs good stakes.
Yeah they're pretty much cheapo ones from dicks .60 each if i remember. i want something with the same basic shape so it'll work with the gromets easily. Any specific suggestions?
uberhahn wrote:Don't underestimate the value of ground-cover. your head may be dry/sheltered from rain, but if you've a wet A$$, you'll be unhappy. Even a small tyvek sheet 4x6ft can be folded very tightly...
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