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    Senior Member Kankujoe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by molawns View Post
    Some great responses!

    For me, it's not an issue of Old School vs. New School. I have certain criteria I follow when selecting and using gear, but it is a delicate balancing act. Here's the "prioritized factors" I follow when selecting and using gear (in no particular order)...

    1.) packability
    2.) versatility
    3.) reliability
    4.) convenience
    5.) weight

    I first discovered these principals from an article found here. It's a good read. Mainly geared towards paddling, but like I said you can change the order of the priorities to suit your particular hobbies and/or personal requirements. (Yes, I'm the one who contributed my picture/breakdown of my summer loadout found at the bottom of the article. My set-up is a bit different now, though.)
    Thanks for posting the info & link to roguepaddler.com!!! Lots of good info that I can use for my kayaking adventures & adapt to my bicycle adventures...
    KJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    To me, being in the woods is all about having a good time and I'm going to pack what I want to have a good time.
    Amen, brother!

    Any attempt to save weight for me at this point simply boils down to trying to alleviate a bit of stress on my back injury. Beyond that however, I'll take what I feel I want or need to be comfy and enjoying myself out in the woods!

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    Like pegleg56 said

    " the lighter my pack the more I enjoy hiking, the heavier my pack the more I enjoy camping".
    Dan

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    New School is Really Really Old School.

    If you do not believe this, you haven't made contact with:
    Nessmuk's Woodcraft from the 1870's-80's,
    Walt Whitman's late 1800's travels,
    Earl Shaffer's first thru trip in 1948, Walking With Spring,
    and Grandma Gatewood of the 1950's to 60's.

    Wiki and Amazon suggested.
    "There's no accounting for other people's taste in love, fiction and huntin' dogs." ---Mark Twain

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    As I sit here making a mental list of the things that are important to me...things I'm unwilling to compromise on...it's clear that I'm a poor candidate for induction into the society of gram weenies.

    For instance, there's coffee, and I don't mean some pallid freeze-dried approximation of realdeal perked coffee. The pot goes with me. Always. Ditto the mug. A bit of whiskey to sweeten the brew ain't no bad thing, either.

    Gotta be warm. And dry. Gotta sleep well. I love the fact that with a hammock, I'm only a couple of minutes from a nap.

    OTOH, I can run for awhile w/o much in the way of food, and it doesn't seem to bother me much.

    Sorry for the ramble...it's a recent thang...olde phartes will be olde phartes, doncha know?
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    A one cup coffee press weighing 6.5 oz;
    Several coffee doses individually wrapped in the corner of a baggie and cut off;
    A cup of your choice.

    These things don't weigh much. Coffee is necessary, like warm, dry, and sleep. It's an American camping tradition from the 1800s.

    - MacEntyre
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    ... A bit of whiskey to sweeten the brew ain't no bad thing, either.
    hmmm ... I've always found that Bailey's makes a wonderful coffee creamer! I'm just saying ... one old fart to another

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    now if they could just make a dehydrated version of Bailey's, I'd be set!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    now if they could just make a dehydrated version of Bailey's, I'd be set!!!
    But ... some things are worth a few ounces! You know ... in case of snake bite!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    One thing good about getting older, you learn to get your priorities straight.

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