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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    A Walk in the Woods

    Took a bit of stroll today to give my new DIY pack its initial test and try out something new for trail lunch.

    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

    Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. - Mark Twain

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    Your pack looks great.

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    You looked like you were having fun. I got hooked by your short hammock thread,but im not eating bird food bars lol.

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    Pack looks great ... question ... seems like your pack straps are way to the outside of your shoulders. Looks like that would be uncomfortable.

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    Re: A Walk in the Woods

    Looks good... I like the clif bars... Enough flavors to not get old... Reasonably temperature stable... They do get hard as a rock below freezing, keep them in your jacket to get around that...

    Looks like a fun walk, and glad the pack worked out for you...
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    The pack should be pretty good, the front pockets are handy. Poison Ivy doesn't sound like much fun, from what I know about it. Boiling water makes for ok video, now that I know it can be burnt, I want to see someone burn some water, that would be good video. The bar you eat was nice and healthy. A good day in the piney woods was head by you! Thanks for the video, Catavarie!

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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallPaul View Post
    Your pack looks great.
    Thanks, I'm quite happy with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by hairbear View Post
    You looked like you were having fun. I got hooked by your short hammock thread,but im not eating bird food bars lol.
    It was good to get out in the woods again, even if only for a little bit. I'm hoping to get out again soon to shoot a video on my short hammock. And don't be afraid of the bird food, after all when is the last time you seen a fat bird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Pack looks great ... question ... seems like your pack straps are way to the outside of your shoulders. Looks like that would be uncomfortable.
    Without the sternum strap they seem to slide outward as I walk. Not terribly uncomfortable just slightly annoying really. I intend to add on a sternum strap when I have a chance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Looks good... I like the clif bars... Enough flavors to not get old... Reasonably temperature stable... They do get hard as a rock below freezing, keep them in your jacket to get around that...

    Looks like a fun walk, and glad the pack worked out for you...
    I've been carrying cliff bars in the past, just looking for more options to keep things interesting and not get meal burn out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruciehi5 View Post
    The pack should be pretty good, the front pockets are handy. Poison Ivy doesn't sound like much fun, from what I know about it. Boiling water makes for ok video, now that I know it can be burnt, I want to see someone burn some water, that would be good video. The bar you eat was nice and healthy. A good day in the piney woods was head by you! Thanks for the video, Catavarie!
    Thanks for checking out my, Brucie. The pockets are down right cavernous compared to my other packs.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    Nice job on the pack....how long did it take to make if you don't mind me asking??

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    Nice job on the DIY --- I LIKE! Might hafta take this on as a future project . . .

    Thanks for takin us along for the walk. I'm trying to find half a day off work this week to get out and do some filming - need to demo my newest cook kit based around the Imusa grease pot, w/ both alcohol & wood stoves stored inside.

    Funny thing, just last night I was down in the shop making a mount for my phone (which does better video & audio than my camera) so I can mount it on a tripod or to the end of my walking stick. No, I don't use hiking poles - I like to make my own from small vine-twisted trees. Maybe someday I'll break into the 21st century. Maybe . . .

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    Birdseed before pink brains.
    Great vid Cat thanks for the glimpse into your world.

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