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    Exclamation Pack list-Good or no

    kelty 4750 coyote pack
    msr-whisper light stove
    mess kit
    50' nylon cord
    bear bag
    survival knife
    water proof matches
    small emergency kit/first aid
    map/compass
    2 litre water bladder
    30 degree s/bag
    tent
    clothes-cold
    warm shell jacket
    wool sweater
    longjohns
    jeans/long pants
    heavy wool socks
    fleece hat
    warm-brisk weather
    light wool sweater
    ems teckwick shirt
    shorts
    light wool socks
    bandana
    optional-
    ipod
    bear spray
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
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    "Walk," Joy replied.
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    Way too much in the way of clothes, even for an E-2-E.
    Note: Jeans are a poor option for long pants.
    Drop the survival knife and carry a small one.
    Use the stuff sack your food is in for a bear bag.
    Drop the bear spray.
    Add a couple of 20oz generic plastic drink bottles.
    Add rain gear of some sort... at least a jacket or poncho.


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    Ditch the bear bag, wool sweater and long johns and find lighter layers. . . . other thhan that, pretty good. . .

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    and ditch the matches. . . bring a new lighter. . . it's all you'll need. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanhkr23 View Post
    kelty 4750 coyote pack
    msr-whisper light stove (change to esbit or alky)
    mess kit (al or ti pot or cup)
    50' nylon cord (change to triptease)
    bear bag (sil ny foodbag/bear bag)
    survival knife (change to Victorinox signature led Classic)
    water proof matches (only two w/birthday candle)
    small emergency kit/first aid (minimal kit w/small ace bandange)
    map/compass (omit compass unless clueless)
    2 litre water bladder (two 1L water bottles and no tubes)
    30 degree s/bag (synth bag or a quilt is lighter)
    tent (tarp)
    clothes-cold (yes)
    warm shell jacket (yes, which is better than fleece)
    wool sweater (no, light fleece w/insulated shell jacket)
    longjohns (tights are better)
    jeans/long pants (travel pants w/zip off legs)
    heavy wool socks (skip the rag socks, use light merino)
    fleece hat (yes, plus a ultralight balaclava)
    warm-brisk weather
    light wool sweater (no)
    ems teckwick shirt (yes)
    shorts (dual purpose travel pants w/zip legs)
    light wool socks (walmart nylon socks for liners)
    bandana (cut it in half from corner to corner)
    optional-
    ipod
    bear spray
    (no)
    (add home made windblock mittents)
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    You'll want at least 2 pairs of socks and 2 pars of sock liners. . . and NO JEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    A book of matches with the front cover torn off is lighter....
    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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    jeans are bad i know,my knife goese everywhere with me,stuff sack is a bear bag,forget the wool ,can just bring a bigger jacket i guess
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
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    "Walk," Joy replied.
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    Rain gear i have in there just fail to mention it,i dont like water bottles,so im keeping my water bladder.
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
    "Ride," Pleasure said:
    "Walk," Joy replied.
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    Get rid of the big knife, you will not need it for anything.
    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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    oh but i will,through my wilderness training course you always bring a fixed blade of some sort,its very very light.
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
    "Ride," Pleasure said:
    "Walk," Joy replied.
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    You're not being dropped off in the wilderness and do not need a fixed blade knife or the mentality that goes with it.
    Frogg Toggs are good inexpensive rain gear and in most conditions you only have to carry the jacket.
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    yeah i would only bring a jacket,but what do you mean mentality?
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
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    "Walk," Joy replied.
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    Either way,I'm going to tweek my list though,i can see that being higher wieght than i usually bring
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
    "Ride," Pleasure said:
    "Walk," Joy replied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanhkr23 View Post
    yeah i would only bring a jacket,but what do you mean mentality?
    Your wilderness training will carry you far in life and everyone should be trained, but what you learn on the AT will carry you further.
    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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    The gear part is one thing, but make sure you carry the data book pages, compaion book pages, and maps. I also carry the guide book pages and run into a lot of hikers that want to know more about their section, but are limited to just the Companion.
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    yeah i carry my maps in the front pocket of my jacket,when worn and has a zipper,otherwise the maps,data books go up top on my pack,yeah the training is emergency,what i learn on the AT can be used everyday
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
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    "Walk," Joy replied.
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    Do i even need a tent? this tent is so heavy
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
    "Ride," Pleasure said:
    "Walk," Joy replied.
    ~W.H. Davies-

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    Why do you ask for advice when you try to rationalize your choices against our contradictions?

    When are you going? Looks like you're prepared for January Weather.

    You don't need a fixed blade knife. You're not setting up deadfalls to kill wild game, you won't be making spears or excising an abcess. You're putting one foot in front of the other and repeating. Every so often you'll have to set up a Tent, go to sleep, wake up and roll out of it. I'm sorry you bought the REALLY KEWL SURVIVAL KNIFE but sorry Dundee.

    Bear spray is useful for when you see a bear and you want your eyes, skin and clothes to burn while the bear runs away once it realizes you're there anyway. These aren't grizzlies.
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    Wow totem nice advice,your a great help,and i've taken alot of it in.im looking for a smaller knife,wooohooo.
    Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
    "Ride," Pleasure said:
    "Walk," Joy replied.
    ~W.H. Davies-

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