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by gregb
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First hike
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

Re: First hike

I used a simple cat stove but found it wasn't as efficient on the trail. Even 1oz of fuel didn't bring it to a rapid boil but seemed hot enough to rehydrate the meal. I don't know the pack weight, we don't even have a scale to weigh myself. There was a 30% chance of precep and it turned out to be sl...
by gregb
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: First hike
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

First hike

I made it out Friday. Roughly five miles in five and a quarter hours including stops for breakfast, lunch, snacks, taking pictures and stuff. Although I was only out for the day, I packed a sleeping bag, an extra meal and 3 liters of water. I'm out of shape and was feeling it today(Saturday). I was ...
by gregb
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hunting season
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: Hunting season

My yungest son and I rode past the parking spot at the trail crossing today. It's just someplace to pull off along a dirt road. I wont mind parking my junk there for the day but if a friend goes along we might need to find a more visible area. I'd feel bad if something happened to his truck. Anyway,...
by gregb
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hunting season
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: Hunting season

Ok, I've changed my plans. I'll do a 6 mile day hike on Friday headed north to the PA state line. That will be the last day of bow season this month and the day before rifle.
by gregb
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hunting season
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: Hunting season

Yeah, sounds like a bad idea. I should have bought that orange vest today...
by gregb
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Sleeping bag systems
Topic: Down or Synthetic?
Replies: 32
Views: 24673

Re: Down or Synthetic?

Well I found a much smaller sythetic rated at 15 degrees. It actually lays sideways in the bottom of my pack :D . It's a Backside (oh, I can't wait to hear the jokes :lol: ) with X-Fibre insulation. It compresses with little effort to 8.5" dia. x 12" long in the included compression sack.
by gregb
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hunting season
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Hunting season

What do you think about hiking the AT on the first day of rifle season in MD? Would it be safe or stupid? I was thinking of an overnight trip next weekend.
by gregb
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Sleeping bag systems
Topic: Down or Synthetic?
Replies: 32
Views: 24673

Re: Down or Synthetic?

Have you got a strap that you can put around it and tighten down to see if it will compress smaller?What are you trying to compress..a watermelon? :lol: What's funny about that is when it is compressed tight my girlfriend said it was the size of a large watermelon! I think it was the size of an unc...
by gregb
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: Animal world survivors
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Re: Animal world survivors

Yeah, I remember that. That was like 12 years ago.
by gregb
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: How do you get that rolled over top edge ??
Replies: 50
Views: 82601

Re: How do you get that rolled over top edge ??

Cool that looked easy!