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Old 07-25-2011, 01:52 AM   #11
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I would say you have only two days worth of food. Especially if you will be hiking and burning calories.



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Old 07-25-2011, 03:31 AM   #12
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I need to buy a bigger pack. I found one at walmart that my dad has for 30$
Its held up well and its double the size of the one I hsve now.
What food should I put in once I get my new pack.



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Old 07-25-2011, 07:10 AM   #13
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How many days of water do I have with
8 watter bottles
a camel pack
and a standard size refillable bottle

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:31 AM   #14
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Hey Lex- a couple days ago some friends and I went for a 9 mile hike. I was wearing jeans (not shorts) and boots (and of course a tshirt) and carrying a standard school type backpack containing only 5 bottles of Propel and a few granola bars. It was 90°plus and I drank all but one of the Propels and was still thirsty. It's surprising how much water you need when it's extremely hot and you're on the move.

On the other hand, it's REALLY surprising how much water you need when it's NOT hot and you're working hard or walking fast/long distance.

Your pack is really impressive, but as a thought, carry a water filter instead of a whole mess of water-it's lighter and you can make your own potable water as you need it.

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Old 07-25-2011, 05:02 PM   #15
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I have water purifier but I might get a water filter today.
Thanks for all the advice everybody.

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Old 07-25-2011, 05:06 PM   #16
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Also the refillable water bottle has 800 ml.
So I have about 9.5 water bottles.

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Old 07-25-2011, 07:04 PM   #17
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Any suggestions?
Some things I've got in mine, that I didn't see in yours:

Boxes of wooden matches in plastic baggies. 3 or 4 MRE's. T-paper.

hand cranked radio. hand cranked flashlight. small spade. pencil sharpener.
Fishing line, bait in the jar, sinkers, bobber or two, hooks.

Your mosquito net is great idea, I'm adding that to mine.
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I need to buy a bigger pack. I found one at walmart that my dad has for 30$
Its held up well and its double the size of the one I hsve now.
I recently purchased a second pack - I have six members of my family and could not store all of our kit items in one backpack. I was able to pick up a used military large sized ALICE pack w/frame for $25 including shipping off of ebay. The pack came in very good condition from a military surplus store in Tulsa.

Now I am trying to find a way to best organize the items between the two packs.

Good luck!
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I recently purchased a second pack - I have six members of my family and could not store all of our kit items in one backpack. I was able to pick up a used military large sized ALICE pack w/frame for $25 including shipping off of ebay. The pack came in very good condition from a military surplus store in Tulsa.

Now I am trying to find a way to best organize the items between the two packs.

Good luck!
That was a good buy on the Alice pack. I'm off to look at eBay!
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That was a good buy on the Alice pack. I'm off to look at eBay!
It took me awhile to find that good of a deal on a large ALICE pack. Most I saw were in the $40 range, unless you wanted one that was showing more wear.

For Father's Day, I had asked my wife to give me a gift certificate to Canfields, and outdoor sporting / surplus store here in Omaha. She gave me the cash instead, which was a blessing. I have found that I can find much better pricing if I shop around and wait for good items on ebay. Nothing but good experiences the last couple months shopping for camping / survival equipment. The sellers I have used have been good to deal with.


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