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Hiking VS Packpacking

Postby Nomad » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:39 am

Have done a few 50 milers with the Boy Scouts. Found that my needs differ and that
the weight becomes less the more you hike......Weight is not your friend after a couple of mountain trails.......Link repaired......
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... iking.html
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Re: Hiking VS Packpacking

Postby repsfo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Nomad wrote:Have done a few 50 milers with the Boy Scouts. Found that my needs differ and that
the weight becomes less the more you hike......Weight is not your friend after a couple of mountain trails.......
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...hruhiking.html



Your link is broke.
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Re: Hiking VS Packpacking

Postby Fenix » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:22 pm

Found that my needs differ and that the weight becomes less the more you hike.....


What exactly do you mean by this?
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Re: Hiking VS Packpacking

Postby Nomad » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:33 pm

" Found that my needs differ and that the weight becomes less". What I was carring in my pack
that I didnt need or use was left at home. As well different items were added that made the trip better. Found lighter items to pack to do the same job and removed weight as time went by.....
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Re: Hiking VS Packpacking

Postby Fenix » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:49 pm

So your saying over the course of multiple hikes you were able to figure out what you didn't need, therefore your pack became lighter for subsequent hikes.

Silly me, the way your first post was worded made it sound like the further into a hike you go that the pack gets lighter.
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Re: Hiking VS Packpacking

Postby IceFire » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:24 pm

If I'm just "hiking", I plan on only being out between 4-8 hours, barring any emergency. Backpacking, however, I plan on being out for several days or longer. Therefore, my needs, and what I carry with me, would necessarily differ. That's a no-brainer. For hiking, my pack is MUCH lighter. For backpacking, however, the pack would necessarily weigh more.
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