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11-26-2007, 10:57

That time of the year when the kinfolk start asking me what I want for Christmas. To be honest, I got what I need, or I go buy it. But that doesn't really satisfy them.

Are there a few things that you have on your Christmas list? I am a section hiker, have a couple of good backpacks and a couple of good sleeping bags, have most of the stuff I can imagine using, have tons of maps . . . Anything else?


Midway Sam
11-26-2007, 11:00
Peace on Earth and goodwill towards men. (and women of course)

11-26-2007, 11:06
An injection that makes sex safe.

11-26-2007, 11:15
GoLite Umbrella.

Lone Wolf
11-26-2007, 11:37
i don't "do" xmas. don't want or need anything

11-26-2007, 12:01
i don't "do" xmas. don't want or need anything

What a coincidence! That's what I was planning to get you again this year.:D

Frolicking Dinosaurs
11-26-2007, 12:18
I usually ask for the things that wear out -- socks and boots / trail runners (I go find what I want and ask for the specific size and item). I also get new books, updated maps and gift cards for my favorite on-line outfitters.

11-26-2007, 12:27
Gift card from a local outfitter.

11-26-2007, 15:33
Ask for a day to be left alone. A day to sleep late, sit in the corner with a good book and be able to leave the phone off the hook without anyone worrying.

11-26-2007, 16:34
Wingfoot to come back to Trailplace:eek: , okay that was bad

Spirit Walker
11-26-2007, 21:49
I know what you mean. The things I need this year are things I need to get for myself - like a new pack to replace my worn ULA or boots/shoes. I don't want anything that will add weight to my pack or that might not fit.

But there are a lot of things that people who don't know a lot about hiking can still get for you: i.e. fleece jacket or vest, long underwear (Patagonia!), a water filter (tell them which), fleece, polypro or wool hat/gloves, balaclavas (either fleece or a light polypro), zip off hiking pants, books or videos on hiking, hiking shirts, socks, magazine subscription (Backpacker, Outdoor, National Geographic Adventure . . . )