Stupid question about kit lists

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by Imperial Dave, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes:. I believe it was humour Rich....

    Something to try in 2018 :D

    Happy New Year :cigar:
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  2. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    so, how many people review what they took on a trip with a mind to trimming it next time or do people just take the stuff regardless next time anyway 'just in case' etc?
  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I do.
    I always get it wrong though :oops:
  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member



    Is that better?
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  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Good practice if you're trying to lose some weight off the pack
  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Admirable :D
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  7. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    indeed.....if only I had the gumption to remember. I am better than I used to be mind but thats not saying much :whistling:
  8. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Got out for most of hangers way today. Whole thing was 8 inches under mud, loved it. I'm no fun to be around if I'm stuck indoors so good for everyone!
    And yes, I'm probably not much fun outside either!
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  9. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Oh, Glad you (and they) had some respite, sure yr not all grumps, all the time :rolleyeses:

    Outside can help for sure :)

    Sadly, mud doesn't constitute so much of a novelty, for some of us...

    Hope you had yr tall wellies on though. :D
  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    IMG_20171231_100704.jpg nope, inov8 212. And otter socks, nice but not even a little waterproof. Apoligys for drift
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  11. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    For you Dave :D
  12. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Only joking Enzo.:happy:

    Rubber boots - as if :cautious:


    Thread title clearly states "stupid kit questions"

    It's the only reason I joined in :angelic:
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  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    My brother in law just came back from NZ hiking, his idea of hiking food is canned soup. On the plus side after a decade doing all the trails I'd love to do he's discovered camping mats. Its difficult to mock someone with so many more trails under his feet, but I manage ;)
    Tenuous link to topic, but a link all the same!
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  14. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    How many categories in your list? 10 overall groupings but a total of 26. Nerdy. All on paper, in a binder, labeled.

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  15. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Lucy Walker, the first woman to climb the Matterhorn (1871), did so on a diet of Madeira cake and Champagne, carried on her back, wearing hooped skirts and bloomers.

    Maximum Respect.

    Unsure if her kit list has survived.
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  16. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    my motto Dids :)
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  17. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    I never weigh my packs, the only list I have is old kit/weight against new kit/weight
    which is roughly 2kg lighter than old kit at present.
    After last trip I now weigh and list all the items I have brought back/not used including consumable
    to make sure I don’t bring those items again. Last trip I brought back 400g :/
    I don’t add consumable weight to my journey, but if I can re-supply
    then I will carry less water/food and purchase on route.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
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  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Reminds me of the ginger rogers quote about doing everything Fred did but backwards and in high heals.
  19. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Showing the way :rolleyes:

    Taking a 'summit bunnet' is enough of a bother..

    Approve the champagne part though.:happy:

    I can totally see the logic of this, I might even give it a go..:geek:

    But, conditions found, are so variable on every trip, that it can only really contribute to better educated guessing.

    I know some folks feel a sense of achievement walking into a resupply town only on tank vapours, for instance, but that's too narrow a margin of risk imo.

    Or is that the 'you pack your fears' phenomenon coming into play?
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  20. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Or to quoth the ex Canadian Prime minister, I forget her name.. :redface:

    "In order to be thought half as good, women have to do things twice as well...
    Thankfully, this isn't too hard to acheive"
    Ah ..... There's my coat..:geek:

    Oh, Edited to spare anyone fealing too fragile of noggin, to do it themselves... It's HEELS :banghead: H. N. Y. :angelic:
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
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  21. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    thread drift alert! :pompus:

    anyhoo, should you use a digital scales or a balance? :)
  22. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Or metric or Imperial dave :D
    HNY all.
  23. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    stand on a box.
  24. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Don't forget, Barometric pressure must be factored too...

    And does 'skin out' take account of nail Polish?

    Or not??
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  25. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    He usually has to to be seen :roflmao:
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