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School Me On Hiking Gear

March 7, 2016, 12:25 a.m.
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osprey packs are the shit

end of story.

March 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
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Osprey packs also work well for bike packing if you are into that sort of thing, my wife and I, along with our friends we bike pack with all use Osprey packs.

For sleeping bags we've been using North Face.

For tent we have Big Agnus.

For stove, pot and bowl we use Jetboil.

For water treatment we use Sawyer.

March 7, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
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It's been a while since I have done multi day hikes, so I am not really up on where things are at, but get a pack that fits. Spend some time in the store trying things on etc. There is nothing worse than a pack that doesn't fit.

March 7, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
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I worked with a forester who used his Caulk boots on the west coast trail, he also convinced his kids to try them, water proof boot with the spiked sole … they all agreed it was good footware for the app

buddy tells me if you are gona wear caulks in salt water change all the spike to ceramic before they get corroded into the boot

March 7, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
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Be prepared to slither on your belly like a reptile!

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

March 7, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
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Osprey for packs. Lifetime warranty.
We use a msr reactor pot, pretty much same thing as jet boil although the jet boil will simmer stuff. The msr just boils.
I got a big Agnes copper spur 2 for a tent. Be sure to get the proper footprint for whatever you get. Also bring a extra tarp.
Msr water filter as well.

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March 7, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
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Also I got inflatable thermarest mat for sleeping it packs down really small.

The little jones soda carbonates candy canisters are excellent joint holders as well. I figure you'll need at least 8 of em.

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March 7, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
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Awesome tips guys, cheers! Been looking at the thermarest neoair trekker sleeping pad and a north face aleutian 35/2 bag. Will look into everything else everyone has recommended!

March 7, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
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I got the neoair all season, it bunched up to about the size of a tall boy. pretty pleased with it.
For boots I've been rockin salewa mtn trainers and am very happy with them.

I got some kinda marmot sleepin bag, supposed to be good till minus something or other and its too hot the rest of the time so i mostly use it as a blanket.

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March 7, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
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Osprey packs also work well for bike packing if you are into that sort of thing, my wife and I, along with our friends we bike pack with all use Osprey packs.

For sleeping bags we've been using North Face.

For tent we have Big Agnus.

For stove, pot and bowl we use Jetboil.

For water treatment we use Sawyer.

Which sawyer system have you been using bud? I've been looking at the mini system which should be sufficient for two of us.

March 8, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
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Which sawyer system have you been using bud? I've been looking at the mini system which should be sufficient for two of us.

My wife and I have a mini system each, partially for speed in refilling, partially for redundancy.

I'd suggest buying larger bags though, the 500ml bags are slow to fill a 3L bladder.

Bought them from Amazon as MEC didn't sell them when I was buying last year.

April 20, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
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Little under 2 months till we start. Got a Msr hubba hubba coming from Mec, just bought a new Osprey Atmos 65 AG today, some Scarpa boots last week and a Thermarest neoair trekker.

All very exciting, but damn my wallet hurts haha.

April 20, 2016, 10:14 p.m.
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Hubba hubba is a good tent,

http://www.mec.ca/shop/camping-tarps-and-light-shelters/50130+50712/?h=10+50055+50130
I suggest you might want the guides siltarp, I have spent many hours sitting under one of those things in the rain, they have gone up in price !

wear the boots around before you go on the trip

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