Three season packing list
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Jun 28, 2013 1:35 PM Last Post By: Thunderballs
Feb 10, 2013 1:29 PM
15Should have added on the t-shirt example (hate we don't have the edit function back).
So one quality wicking t-shirt that may well outlast several cotton t-shirts will in fact be cheaper over time for that reason and is therefore the opposite of expensive if you take the longer term view.
Ths same is often true of many things. A good goretex jacket will outlast several cheaper rain jackets. A good pack vs. a cheaper pack the same. Definitely, the case with good boots vs. cheap boots. Pretty much everything really. But it doesn't mean you have to pay full price for them all either. There are always sales on outdoor clothing.
Feb 10, 2013 2:30 PM
Feb 10, 2013 4:26 PM
17Oh right...altho I did start off on the Shoestring.. you foxed me with your link.
I will need to go and examine some of those lightweight travelpacks that you talk about. I was rather pleased with my 8.5 lb very user friendly pack until you shot me down with your 2.99.9999 oz ultra lightweight yadda yadda pack...
Feb 11, 2013 10:15 AM
18What size is your pack marichel? Obviously, size affects the weight. The 29L pack on my list is not the only pack I own. I have half a dozen to suit various needs.
If you are looking for a travel pack in the 40L range for example, here is a good one to consider if it fits you well. It weights 3lbs./11ozs. A lot less than 8.5lbs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMPJsXZxAO8
It's all about reducing weight marichel.
Jun 28, 2013 1:35 PM
19have travelled extensively round the world and done a fair bit of hiking , army etc.
1. You are dumb if you think you cant get pickpocketed or loose your wallet. Thieves are clever, you are human. Youll often be outnumbered in relatively dangerous places with people you have no idea about or their intentions.
Pickpockets will slice your pack with a razor blade, your shorts, press against you in crowded buses, rifle your pockets when you are asleep...etc etc ... nevermind just dropping your stuff when you are distracted, in a hurry, unlucky. A concealed waist belt worn as much as possible saves a lot of trouble coming your way.
2. A good backback is essential. Personally I'd rather have options to increase or decrease the contents of my pack and I tend to take things that give me options when travelling eg .. a tent ...ability to cook food....a sleeping bag.. a mat to lie on. Thats me ...I would never take a big pack for lots of "shopping" or to fill with extra clothes .. you can buy clothes and throw them away ..! You can can buy tents or just use hostels etc ...you decide what you are actually going to do and get he right gear, mindset.
If you are not hiking miles in one go and mainly travelling from one place to another on public transport etc... If you are travelling with others you can afford to carry more stuff for many of the reasons expressed above. If however you are likely to be on your own or in a pair etc then it becomes more difficult if you have heavy packs.
Simple things like finding accommodation or even just walking to public transport become difficult and time consuming if you are weighed down with stuff.
If you can dump your gear with a mate(s) whilst you go off to look for accomodation, get food etc etc thats a bonus if you are carrying more gear. If you have to lug a heavy pack because you cant leave it with anyone .. thats a big problem.
You are vulnerable carrying a heavy pack.
Use your brains....u carry a lot of valuable heavy stuff or travel light and be prepared to buy extra or do without.
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