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Wise Old Owl
04-14-2013, 20:17
Just a little curious - what are you bringing to make yourself comfortable!

howlinmadman
04-14-2013, 20:30
I just bought a Big Agnes Helinox chair for this season, and I bring my Kindle for reading. Nothing better than finding that good site, getting everything set up, and then kicking back and relaxing!

engine386
04-14-2013, 20:35
My kindle paperwhite is my luxury item... Love the built in light

jerhangin11
04-14-2013, 20:52
I don't hear a lot about here, but I almost always bring my fishing gear. I mostly backpack up to some secluded lake here in Utah, and that extra 14 ounces is worth it every time! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/15/a9u3e8yb.jpg

Red Wing
04-14-2013, 20:56
I don't hear a lot about here, but I almost always bring my fishing gear. I mostly backpack up to some secluded lake here in Utah, and that extra 14 ounces is worth it every time! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/15/a9u3e8yb.jpg

That's awesome!

I've just recently purchased a 10.00 "pen rod" (got one on ebay shipping from America instead of China, got in under a week)

One of the best reels I've used, I was blown away by the quality of the reel. The telescoping rod is a little jenky but for 10.00 it's more thann serviceable, not worried about breaking it but it's hard to screw the reel in until it's sitting JUST RIGHT.

Definitely one of my fav "comfort" items. Nice to be able to do some legit fishing back-country on a whim. God forbid I got myself lost, at least I'd have that. They'd find me happy, comfortable and full. :cool:

Tendertoe has got me eyeing those BA Helinox's though, but I can't stand thinking of adding another 2lbs to my pack.. but it's so SWEET. Gear envy :rolleyes:

Algonz
04-14-2013, 21:15
Thermometer mirror and harmonica.

awilder
04-14-2013, 21:26
Portable Sony AM/FM radio.

Wise Old Owl
04-14-2013, 21:35
Well good submissions so far... lets keep it going...

XTrekker
04-14-2013, 21:36
Brought a deck of cards on a few trips. Everytime I bring them, I never use them. Everytime I leave them behind, I end up wishing I had brought them.

SilvrSurfr
04-14-2013, 22:44
Dice. Hours of entertainment. If you're a gambling man, you can play craps.

Liar's Dice is immense fun as well. There are numerous variations.

Then there are more advanced dice games as recounted in The Diceman by Luke Rheinhart. I highly recommend this book.

Even better than dice is the pig dice game, Schweinerei, which I first played in Germany 30 years ago. They're now sold under the name Pass the Pigs:

http://www.rei.com/product/716320/winning-moves-pass-the-pigs-dice-game?preferredSku=7163200012&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-pla-_-product-_-7163200012&mr:referralID=3b0169d5-a57d-11e2-9389-001b2166c62d

You would be surprised at how much entertainment you can get out of rolling pigs. Gram weenie approved!

craige
04-15-2013, 06:57
When camping with friends I always take my ipod, portable speakers and alcohol... karaoke anyone?

Gresh
04-15-2013, 07:25
My dog. She hasn't been out in the last few trips, but she's usually what I take...and I don't have to carry her.

Black Foot
04-15-2013, 16:11
My son (Tinkr) and earplugs :rolleyes:

pgibson
04-15-2013, 16:31
I take a Tenkara Fishing set up. I backpack to fish. I love getting into remote out of the way places to go fishing. Best 8 ounces in my pack. ;)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8393/8652491453_d9963878ec_z.jpg

I usually have my Iphone for some music...generally to drowned out the snoring...mine and those around me. ;) Occasionally I will read a little on it.

Then a good cigar and some good Uisce beatha...look that one up ;)

A good Camera.....between the fishing and camera I can keep myself entertained for days. :D

Those make it pretty much every trip. Some trips get a Monarch Chair added to the mix. If the trip dictates then I take some better cooking gear and better food than if its a trip I care about the weight.

2Questions
04-15-2013, 17:27
Donna here....to the spring MAHHA...my pop up camper;):D...the only hang I have attended so far! Some are trying to talk me into going to the Mt Rogers hang some January...there, I will bring a motel reservation!:)

breyman
04-15-2013, 17:32
Dice.

Farkle is a lot of fun!



I don't hear a lot about here, but I almost always bring my fishing gear. I mostly backpack up to some secluded lake here in Utah, and that extra 14 ounces is worth it every time! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/15/a9u3e8yb.jpg

+1 on fishing. That's one of my favorite backcountry activities.

Depending on the situation, I'll sometimes bring a double-wall titanium mug for morning hot chocolate.

Other than those things, it's pretty much just the essentials. I find between spending time chatting, fishing, hiking and eating, I don't need much else. My back REALLY appreciates taking fewer items.

thejay
04-15-2013, 22:10
I got that same chair this winter for the season as well... its a sweet chair... got lots of compliments on the last hang I was at... :cool:


I just bought a Big Agnes Helinox chair for this season, and I bring my Kindle for reading. Nothing better than finding that good site, getting everything set up, and then kicking back and relaxing!

SkyPainter
04-23-2013, 21:13
I bring extra tripwire. I can relax when I know the the perimeter is secure.

~ Sky

Doodad
04-23-2013, 22:02
A harpoon, best when nobody's in ear shot.

WalksInDark
04-24-2013, 10:21
Bringing my nephew Gabe, my Kindle and a new inflatable pillow.

(I really, really, really hope that the new pillow does not spring an air leak like the last one I bought!)

Curmudgeon
04-24-2013, 10:52
I always bring a few stogies. On my last trip, we brought a camping-style pourover coffee maker.

Caveman
04-24-2013, 11:00
My monarch chair goes with me on all my group hangs. It's great to have a comfy place to sit. :)

Rune
04-24-2013, 11:22
On my last trip a brought two 60litre bags of birch fire wood... :-)
Well, well, I was 300 meters from the road, and had my Paris pulk to haul it in with.

Miguel
04-25-2013, 08:06
Dice. Hours of entertainment. If you're a gambling man, you can play craps.

Liar's Dice is immense fun as well. There are numerous variations.

Then there are more advanced dice games as recounted in The Diceman by Luke Rheinhart. I highly recommend this book.

Even better than dice is the pig dice game, Schweinerei, which I first played in Germany 30 years ago. They're now sold under the name Pass the Pigs:

http://www.rei.com/product/716320/winning-moves-pass-the-pigs-dice-game?preferredSku=7163200012&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-pla-_-product-_-7163200012&mr:referralID=3b0169d5-a57d-11e2-9389-001b2166c62d

You would be surprised at how much entertainment you can get out of rolling pigs. Gram weenie approved!

Blisters is a dice game based on hiking the AT. Hours of entertainment is correct.

http://www.blistersdicegame.com/

Miguel