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    Check 1,2 Check 1,2,3....

    So I'm super xited about leaving for my trip tomorrow. I know where I am starting don't know how many miles I'll due but I guess however many my feet will take me.

    Any ways. Usually before a trip ill start packing the week or two before just getting my gear together, fiddle around with it a bit, take things out put things in and wear my pack on dog walks to get it all dialed down and what nots. Most importantly though I check, re-check and triple check every piece of gear to make sure it's ready for the trail. So this evening I was doing my final gear check and started to pack and upon lifting up my pack I found a puddle of water underneath it on the floor of my gear cave. I was curious as to where the water was coming from and upon further investigating I found it was dripping from the bottom of my pack. Come to find out my platypus had sprung a leak and the water had soaked through the bottom of my pack. Thankfully nothing got wet cause all my gear was laid out on my basement floor but guess I'm off to REI in the am before I hit the trail. Any ways, always remember to be as through as possible when packing for a trip you never know what might spring a leak .

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    Well better before than during if it has to happen! Have a fantastic time!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    Very good thing to do! I try to do the same myself! Be safe and have fun on the trail!
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    Be safe and have a GREAT time!
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

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    dry sacks are your friend. I use them liberally just in case. Good luck, and grand adventures.

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    I do the backpacking dog walks too. The neighbors just stare.haha Glad ya found out before hand, ive been packing a extra platy JIC sometimes. Have a great trip!
    Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!

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    Have a great trip, and enjoy every moment. I feel a bit of envy as I sit here behind my desk looking out the window.
    Happy Hangin!!!


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    Have a great trip!

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    Safe travels.
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    sometimes the leak comes from NOT putting the cap correctly...just saying...
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