Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > In The Backcountry

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-30-2010, 01:26 PM
Mac's Avatar
Mac Mac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 245
Default

For Six days and 5 nights my normal back country trips I used to think just like Birdman and the Boy Scouts.

"Be Prepared for Anything" meaning that my pack weighted in around 45 Plus pounds.

Today I think more like "A Country Boy can Survive" and around 40 is a lot better.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-30-2010, 03:54 PM
Carlito Carlito is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 338
Default

True, true... unfortunately, whiskey is pretty heavy!
__________________
I got no style, I'm strictly roots.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-05-2010, 10:37 AM
Rog 1's Avatar
Rog 1 Rog 1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 880
Default

The whiskey may be heavy but lightening the load is a lot of good work...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-05-2010, 02:31 PM
BlueRaiderFan's Avatar
BlueRaiderFan BlueRaiderFan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,512
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rog 1 View Post
The whiskey may be heavy but lightening the load is a lot of good work...

Whiskey ain't heavy brother...whiskey ain't heavy.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-05-2010, 03:55 PM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,193
Default

I can't get my pack under 40 pounds and I've got some good lightweight gear... My problem is that I'm always prepared for way more than necessary...
__________________
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-05-2010, 04:00 PM
BlueRaiderFan's Avatar
BlueRaiderFan BlueRaiderFan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,512
Default

I would love to have some nice gear, but those days are gone, me thinks. My MSR stove still works thank goodness and I still have a nice Kelty pack. I do regret letting my little cousin have my Kelty 3 season for Boy Scouts.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-05-2010, 04:57 PM
Rog 1's Avatar
Rog 1 Rog 1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 880
Default

I have no idea how much my first pack weighed on my initial excursion into the BC....cheap 2 man tent and a borrowed llbean down bag...high tech fibers were scarce and not a lot of wool worn in Fla...only interest was not having to hike in and out every day to fish in the same locale....probably took way too many creature comforts...have packed in several times with my son who always claimed to be able to carry more than he could....big mistake on my part...did do an overnight trip once with nothing more than a ground cover, a sweat suit and a thin sleep closed foam pad...all was fine until the temps dropped way below the comfort zone....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.