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    #16288578 - 05/26/12 06:27 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

Are you an ounce counting Ultra light kinda person? Or are you like me and prefer to pack the kitchen sink?

My parents just surprise hooked me up with a new pack for getting good grades and just not being a "fuck-up" in general. I got an REI Mars 80L (4,800 cu. in). I'm going to packing all sorts of random comforts in this baby. I'm even thinking about bringing a full sized pillow on my 80+ mile trip, just  for the extra comfort.

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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: realfuzzhead] * 1
    #16288837 - 05/26/12 07:33 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

I'm pretty sure my mum has the same one haha. When it was full it was so dam heavy. I have a similar style but next time I go over seas, I wanna downsize a bit. I hate having to carry so much.

What do you take with you when you travel?

I think I'm just gonna buy a super light but warm jacket and pack as little other clothes as possible to keep weight down.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: chooken] * 1
    #16289361 - 05/26/12 09:41 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

well this is an extended stay pack. It's intended for stays of 7-14 days without resupply in the wilderness. I have to carry changes of close, a full bearkeg, a lot of propaine, jackets for high sierra weather, rope, my small hookah, sandals, but that is basically it. I do also tend to go backpacking with my girlfriend and in that case I need to carry a lot of stuff so it's always nice to  have a giant pack. I could buckle this thing down to the size of a 40L quite easily


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: realfuzzhead] * 2
    #16289938 - 05/27/12 12:00 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

I'm a "kitchen sink" kinda guy.  I have a Gregory 'Shasta'.  Its a discontinued model (I've had mine since the 90s).  Its about 5000 cu in.  When fully loaded for a 2 week excursion I can run over 40 pounds pretty easily.  But that pack has never once caused me discomfort, even loaded that heavy.  I tried a few other packs before it and never was as comfortable with even half that much weight.  Some guys really get into the whole lightweight thing but I like to pack along all my extra shit.  Carrying the weight was always a fair trade off to have my amenities at camp that evening.

Here it is loaded after a week in the Grand Canyon.  We had just arrived back at the rim on our last morning when my buddy snapped this pic.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: ToTheSummit] * 1
    #16289968 - 05/27/12 12:05 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

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I'm a "kitchen sink" kinda guy.  I have a Gregory 'Shasta'.  Its a discontinued model (I've had mine since the 90s).  Its about 5000 cu in.  When fully loaded for a 2 week excursion I can run over 40 pounds pretty easily.  But that pack has never once caused me discomfort, even loaded that heavy.  I tried a few other packs before it and never was as comfortable with even half that much weight.  Some guys really get into the whole lightweight thing but I like to pack along all my extra shit.  Carrying the weight was always a fair trade off to have my amenities at camp that evening.





:werd: I love getting to camp with many pairs of socks, my hookah, plenty of extra food and any extra's that pop into my head. 5k cubic inches is a lot man.



edit: just saw this picture man that backpack is a tank! You could fit a trio of 7 year olds in that thing!:thumbup:


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: ToTheSummit] * 1
    #16290030 - 05/27/12 12:17 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

And just as a sidenote- comfort during a trip is the most important thing.  To some guys this means carrying almost no weight, but to me it means carrying the extra weight comfortably and having everything I want with me.  A backpack is the second most important item, only your boots will have a bigger impact on you and your enjoyment.

I always stack it up like this when it come to order of importance on a long trip...

1- Boots/Footwear...never skimp here!  If your feet hurt the rest of the trip will suck.

2- Backpack...not as important as boots, but again, hurting while hiking will ruin the trip.

3- Sleeping Gear...if you don't get a good nights sleep then it doesn't matter how comfortable you are during the day.

Beyond that most things don't matter much.  As long as you are comfortable and eat well a trip will be a success every time.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: ToTheSummit] * 1
    #16290041 - 05/27/12 12:18 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

Couldn't of said it better myself :thumbup: I actually learned all three of these the hard way and paid for it by mother Sierra handing me my ass on a platter. Was quite the experience.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: realfuzzhead] * 1
    #16290055 - 05/27/12 12:21 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

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Couldn't of said it better myself :thumbup: I actually learned all three of these the hard way and paid for it by mother Sierra handing me my ass on a platter. Was quite the experience.



Yeah, I think thats how we all learn it!  :lol:
I remember buying cheap boots and having the damn things fall apart on me in the middle of a trip.  How I wish I wouldn't have paid attention to price tags at that point!!
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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: ToTheSummit] * 1
    #16290068 - 05/27/12 12:26 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

Ouch! boots falling apart on the trail, talk about a shitty situation. I forgot my boots one time and got 200 miles from my house to realize I only had on skate shoes. Was not fun.  first time backpacking up in Mineral king at 12,000 feet I brought a fucking 45-50 degree rated camping sleeping bag. Worst decision of my life. There is not a more a helpless feeling in the world than that of being freezing in your sleeping bag at 11pm knowing it's only going to get colder for 8 more hours.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: realfuzzhead] * 1
    #16295310 - 05/28/12 02:56 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

here is mine.



rei, 5000 ci of space, its seen the grand canyon, the sequoias, joshua tree, mt whitney, and some others that are escaping me.

ive had this pack for over 10 years and it still a champ.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: rackem] * 1
    #16295317 - 05/28/12 02:58 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

nice that thing is a monster! gives me good expectations for my REI pack.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: realfuzzhead] * 1
    #16295346 - 05/28/12 03:03 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

your rei pack wont let ya down...

just treat it like its your kid. but u already knew that.

another cliche thing to bring is a few hundred feet of 550 paracord. its always handy as shit for repairs and other things of that nature.. specially sense you will be hanging your food bags


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: rackem] * 1
    #16295367 - 05/28/12 03:08 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

actually we will all be carrying bear kegs, they don't allow you to hang your food in most of the area's we are going through. But yes, I always bring >100 feet of small, but strong rope. We never know why we will need it when we take off but we always end up needing it somehow.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: realfuzzhead] * 1
    #16310210 - 05/31/12 08:30 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

I'm kind of an ounce-counting bring only the essentials lightweight gear kinda guy while still bringing some luxuries and comforts

Didn't feel like taking a pic but here's what my pack looks like,
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian. I fucking love it.
3,800 CI, only weighs 3lbs 8oz. EASILY carries 40+lbs of gear that feels like air on your back, the suspension system is amazing. but I tend to pack lighter than that.



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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: Shroomism] * 1
    #16323432 - 06/02/12 10:51 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

I've got an Osprey Aether 70..  It has treated me well.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: Shroomism] * 1
    #16324902 - 06/03/12 04:18 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

That is a light backpack!

I have a Bach Specialist,



Very happy with it. Sturdy, no-nonsense and fits like a glove. It all depends on your back though, I tried at least 10 different types/brands and this was the only one that felt good.

Boots first, then the backpack, completely agree.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: psychotropicwhale] * 1
    #16328249 - 06/03/12 10:17 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

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I've got an Osprey Aether 70..  It has treated me well.



I got for christmas an aether 60, itl make me go light! so psyched to use it for the first time soon, probably will go packin in point reyes, california


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: jw2234] * 2
    #16387861 - 06/16/12 12:26 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I have to find a new backpack...the TSA literally ripped off my hip straps and ruined my top pouch. Left a little note claiming I agreed to let them mess up my stuff when I bought the ticket :mad:

Good thing REI's been having all those sales this summer.


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: eira] * 1
    #16393435 - 06/17/12 05:14 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)



I got this one recently. Its pretty neat :yesnod: w/ a few cool addons like a rain cover, and built in whistle on the front strap :shrug: Looks nice too, and pretty comfortable


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Re: Post your backpack! [Re: Almond Flour] * 2
    #16394929 - 06/17/12 02:23 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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