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Old 10-22-2006, 01:30 AM
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I carry my waders and shoes ,fly gear lunch in a day pack that I run up a tree near where I want to fish. I carry a small water filter, a couple large garbage bags- (warmth/ raincoat), extra shoe laces, cheap back up reel, some duck tape, small flashlight w/ extra batteries, small first aid kit, extra leader, tippet, extra fly box.

In the back of my vest- a folded survival blanket- they do work, cheap plastic poncho, for warmth also, a couple food/chocolate bars. I also carry a sealed tube with Sinus Tylenol (I get sinus headaches) and Aspirin-(aches/pains and *heart attacks). I also carry a whistle, fire starters and lighters, pencil type flash light. I'll "load" my vests these in the spring so I always have them if needed.

I fish solo a lot, *I'll call my wife with my plans that day before I go in. Having "almost" had cardiac problems, while fishing in the park years ago, I started camping in the larger campgrounds. I make aquaintences with campers around me, and let them or NPS volunteers, know where I'll be fishing-or tell them I'll leave a note in my tent.

I, also, carry a canister of bear spray on my belt. I'm a list maker also.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:43 PM
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Don't forget a disposible camera, as luck would have it you may catch that lunker and not have anything to preserve the memories....

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Old 10-22-2006, 07:48 PM
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Yeah i have a digital, a pentax optio w20. I love it! It takes great pictures and it's waterproof in case it takes an unexpected dip!
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:46 PM
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As far as stoves are concerned my favorite is a cheap alcohol stove, its light and very earth friendly (you can even build your own).

Hey Dry Fly 1 could you tell me how to build one of those alcohol stoves? I love backpacking and was wondering what kind of light weight stove I could take to cook some food and?
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:40 PM
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tbryan,

http://www.pcthiker.com/pages/gear/pepsistove.shtml

If you do not receive this as a hyperlink just highlight-copy and paste to google or your favorite searce engine..

I hope you like this a much as I do. It's commonly called a "pepsi can stove." It's light and burns denatured alcohol which can be found most anywhere. It's also fun to make if you are into that type of thing. You can also buy one on line for under $20.00, just do a searce...

Happy FF, Hiking and building.... DryFly1
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:59 PM
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Thanks Dry Fly 1, that thing looks sweet and hopefully pretty easy to make I have already started setting aside some Dr. Pepper cans hopefully they will work. I plan on doing some more hiking and backpacking when it gets a little warmer. We are heading out later today and going to the Nattahala National Forest just a little ways over the TN line into NC to camp and catch some big brookies hopefully. Thanks again for the link it is a really cool website.

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Old 10-26-2006, 02:12 PM
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tbryan,

Enjoy the "Dr.Pepper" *stove. *You might want to add a - wind screen and stand for your stove, which you can also make. You will be the envy of all your friends!


* Check this out- http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearAlcoholStove.html

This guy's got a cool web site..
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:02 AM
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Hay don't foget a fine chardonnay. And if you eat what you catch some hickory chips
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:32 PM
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LED Flashlight, pencil flashlight, those are all great, but I have had them fail me when i needed them most. A little too much corrosion from being in fishing gear too long, batteries weak. I used to carry spare batteries, then I went to new batteries for every trip, but I still had failures occasionally. I have started carrying glow sticks. I still have my trusty flash light, but just in case I have a glow stick or two tucked away. They give good light for several hours, are good for a year or two of storage, and are very light weight.

Just my two cents.
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:42 PM
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Dryfly1- Thanks for the info on the stove. I am getting concerned about the High Human Impact in the park. I've started carrying a propane stove when overnighting, but am going to try the alcohol stove.
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