What's in your backpack?

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Postby gyre » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:39 pm

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Postby Elorrum » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:40 pm

Bounce530 wrote: I've also used them on the handlebars of my bike for notes to myself so I don't have to dig through the backback looking for a notebook/pen.

clever... and hard to overlook if you forgot you wrote something down.
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Postby EmilyD » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:22 pm

Bounce530 wrote:I also have a sheet or two of blank stickers, the big Avery kind. They're great for giving a reminder to somebody about your camp address, and/or happenings. I slap them on peoples cups/water bottles, etc. I've also used them on the handlebars of my bike for notes to myself so I don't have to dig through the backback looking for a notebook/pen.
Great idea! Adding to my list. Thanks.
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Postby AntiM » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:34 am

Those little address labels you get for free from charities can be extremely useful if you need to dispense defaultia name and addy. Also useful for sticking on things you own and might want back.
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Postby Sham » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:28 am

AntiM wrote:Also useful for sticking on things you own and might want back.

The most valuable thing to put one on is your CAMERA. So many are lost every year and there are so many people that found these and are trying desperately to reunite the cameras with the owners. They post some photos and try anything to identify whos camera it is.
With a sticker attached, you will probably get it back in the mail without even looking for it, or posting desperate messages here.

EmilyD, quite a while back you asked about the lightweight backpack. Did you ever get the info you were looking for? PM me if you still need it.
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Postby Bounce530 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:46 am

Another camera trick is to take a pic of a piece of paper with all your info on it. Be sure to make it the very first pic, so when somebody finds the camera and turns it on that's what they'll see first, before all your naughty pervo pix...
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:50 pm

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Postby EmilyD » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:20 pm

Shambala wrote:
AntiM wrote:Also useful for sticking on things you own and might want back.

The most valuable thing to put one on is your CAMERA. So many are lost every year and there are so many people that found these and are trying desperately to reunite the cameras with the owners. They post some photos and try anything to identify whos camera it is.
With a sticker attached, you will probably get it back in the mail without even looking for it, or posting desperate messages here.

EmilyD, quite a while back you asked about the lightweight backpack. Did you ever get the info you were looking for? PM me if you still need it.

Thanks for remembering Shambala I did find one and I love it. It only weighs 14 oz.:

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And thanks for the camera labeling tip.
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Postby Sail Man » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:33 am

Ginzu knife and body parts, triple bagged to prevent leakage.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:54 am

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Postby EmilyD » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:13 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:http://parvus.com/product/overview.aspx?prod=ZypadWL1100
That is so Tronesque!!! Very cool!
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Postby gyre » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:48 pm

C4 and primer cord.
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Postby TERROR » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:41 pm

A Basket on you Bike Helps to Take Weight Off you Back ... I Had Two Baskets one year .. Worked Great..
I also Am a Graffer so I have 4-5 spray cans in my bag... ..
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Postby Bexx » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:24 am

Shambala wrote:
AntiM wrote:Also useful for sticking on things you own and might want back.

The most valuable thing to put one on is your CAMERA. So many are lost every year and there are so many people that found these and are trying desperately to reunite the cameras with the owners. They post some photos and try anything to identify whos camera it is.
With a sticker attached, you will probably get it back in the mail without even looking for it, or posting desperate messages here.

EmilyD, quite a while back you asked about the lightweight backpack. Did you ever get the info you were looking for? PM me if you still need it.


another good way of getting your camera back (if you are using a digital) is to take a picture with your info on it. Make it as fun, goofy etc as you want. that way if anyone finds it and goes through the photos they will see this and hopefully return it to you. I know I think on my camera you can write protect a photo so it doesn't get deleted and makes it easy to find.!
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Postby Bounce530 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:27 am

I had that same thought, about 8 posts ago....^^^^
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Postby Bexx » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:29 am

Bounce530 wrote:I had that same thought, about 8 posts ago....^^^^


don't you sass me! ;) I've been drinking! HEeee
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Postby CapSmashy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:55 pm

gyre wrote:C4 and primer cord.


I carry detonators, speaker wire and a 9 volt battery in mine. We should meet up and have some real fun.
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Postby CapSmashy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:00 pm

Sail Man wrote:LBV with hydration bladder
ruger mini-14 tactical with 7 30 round clips
OTIS cleaning kit
IFAK
drop leg holster with ruger p89 9mm and 5 15 rd clips
cammenga compass
surefire light
2 flashbangs
2 smoke grenades
gas mask
frs radio with throat mic
survival kit with emer rations
k-bar knife



oh wait, wrong "festival" :wink:

for this festival, yeah, what everybody already listed :lol:


My god man, that's a lot of extra weight to be lugging around.

Switching over to a CAR-15 and Tupperware 9mm would shave pounds off that load.
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Postby CapSmashy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:05 pm

But seriously...

3L Camelback filled with a 50/50 mix of water and gatorade or similar electrolyte drink.
Snacks
Extra goggles
Maybe an extra head scarf
Ashtray
Extra lighter and smokes
Pen and notepad
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sunscreen
couple of half liter water bottles (I've drained the camelback before while wandering, if I hit my reserves, back to camp to replenish)
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Postby EmilyD » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:47 pm

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Postby Sail Man » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:36 am

gyre wrote:C4 and primer cord.


I like your style Gyre :wink:

Oh, and CapSmashy, your a blast as well

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Postby FaeTora » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:39 am

Can I ask why bamboo?
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Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:46 am

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Postby gyre » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:49 am

Thanks, Sailman.

Black powder today, though Smashy may have better ideas.
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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:50 am

EmilyD wrote:Bamboo eating utensils Image

http://www.to-goware.com/store/cart.php ... t_list&c=7


Since my friend first loaned me hers, this is the only camping eating utensil I use:

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Drill a hole and attach it to a belt or bag to boot.

...I mean, not to your boot, you could, but...
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Postby Sham » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:44 am

After several years of using metal utensils, I switched to heavy plastic camping ones. One thing I didn't figure is that everytime I would turn my back after eating, a helpful campmate would throw them away thinking they were just disposable plastic. I am forever digging them out of the garbage bags. I may have to go back to the metal ones. :roll:
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Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:52 am

Shambala wrote:After several years of using metal utensils, I switched to heavy plastic camping ones. One thing I didn't figure is that everytime I would turn my back after eating, a helpful campmate would throw them away thinking they were just disposable plastic. I am forever digging them out of the garbage bags. I may have to go back to the metal ones. :roll:
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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:09 am

Shambala wrote:After several years of using metal utensils, I switched to heavy plastic camping ones. One thing I didn't figure is that everytime I would turn my back after eating, a helpful campmate would throw them away thinking they were just disposable plastic. I am forever digging them out of the garbage bags. I may have to go back to the metal ones. :roll:
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See, that's what I love about mine. Don't have to keep up with three seperate things, easy to lick clean (like me) and obviously not trash.
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Postby AntiM » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:03 am

I have a titanium spork, and a set of stainless steel chopsticks in a metal case. The chopsticks are like tiny pool cues, they are in two pieces and you twist them together.

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My heavy duty plastic ware, very colorful, is dwindling. They get tossed, overheated, crushed, and in one case, etched with mystery fluid. Yes, I've dug through trash. One year I had a cookout, my nieces threw the bamboo plate holders in the trash. Some people's kids, honestly.
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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:25 am

Those are really neat, Auntie! I recently got to use Korean flat-ended steel ones, and I liked the flat ends a lot.
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