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GLP camping/hiking/canoe-kayaking/survival thread!

 
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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03/16/2013 02:33 PM
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So, planning at least one multi-day hiking trip for over spring break.. Just bought one of those Hennessy Hammocks, a couple new sleeping bags, new cooking supplies, have dried more fruit and jerky than I could eat in a year over the last week... Yup, I am ready for some nice weather, or bad for that matter. I will not even be picky after this winter. I definitely just spent wayyy too much money on hiking and camping supplies though.
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


LOL. I was adding up the weight as you listed your items. The bright side is, one of these doomy, gloomy days, when it all hits the fan, everyone is going to wish they had supplies like that. It's something that will last and always come in handy. Good for you. Great fun!
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Here is the "stove" I bought.
[link to cgi.ebay.com]

Also, a new crank powered flashlight that doubles as a head lamp.
[link to www.ebay.com]

A set of military sleeping bags. Everything from warm weather/summer, to -50 f when put together.

And of course, this beast : ) Which I am really excited for...

[link to hennessyhammock.com]


I also got a bunch of dried mre's and knives, etc.

Also got a new dehydrator, and over the last few days have dehydrated several types of apples, bananas, peaches, strawberries, huckleberries, blackberries, raspberries, oranges, clementines, and of course some venison jerky...

I'm ready to go, lol.
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


So I have all of my recent orders and am extremely pleased!! Hopefully I will be able to get a multi-day hike done this week, being spring break, but the current snowing and wind might make me wait.

I will give a detailed report, esp on the hammock after I use it, it is amazing!
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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07/26/2013 03:30 AM
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Any advice, experiences, trips gear or anything to share from this year?
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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07/26/2013 03:40 AM
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My largest purchase this off-season was the Hennessy Hammock's Safari Deluxe, and this is AMAZING!!!!

So big, comfortable, lightweight, easy to set up, durable, I could go on and on!!

I would absolutely recommend Hennessy hammocks to anyone who enjoys camping and hiking.

The comfort of this is so amazing, even after my serious neuro-surgery I had earlier this Summer.

I'll upload some pics some time, but here is the site.


[link to hennessyhammock.com]


I just talked one of my good friends into buying one and he got the Explorer Deluxe. I am excited to see how it feels. I got the Safari Deluxe so that I could take a girl with me on occasion.

Some people say they are too pricey, but trust me they are worth it! And if you compare them to other higher-end hammock tents, they are actually cheaper than most, and higher quality!

I was going to go on a kayaking trip this weekend, but am pushing it back until later this Summer in hopes of doing better neck wise. But I have camped and done shortish hikes with if several times, and it is soooo amazing!!


Sp please, hikers, campers, kayak/canoers, survivalists... Share!
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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07/26/2013 03:45 AM
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[link to www.ebay.com]

I also just recently purchased this to make setting up and hiking in the dark a little more easy. I love the hand crank items, so nice and bright and you do not have to worry about batteries!

I have set my hammock up a few times in the dar, and while not difficult, it still only took me 5-1o minutes by myself, but having this would have made it even easier!
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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07/31/2013 11:13 PM
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Going camping at Watkins Glen, NY this weekend. Cannot do a lot of intense hiking and stuff yet, but it should be fun!


Any good stories or tips from fellow GLP'ers from the summer thus far?
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08/01/2013 12:05 AM
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Just finished a five day hike in western Canada. Temps hit about 45F at night, and we all froze miserably. We used Walmart type of sleeping bags and they were worthless. Had to wear every shirt and pants to bed and still shook all night. NEVER CHEAPOUT ON SLEEPING BAGS. And then, I tried to use my nine dollar Walmart fire steel rod, and the damn thing broke its handle off and then the rod itself cracked in half. Between the crappy sleeping bags and useless fire steel, this scenario could be fatal I there weren't other supplies available. If you buy cheap gear you may die because of it. Your life may come down to the smallest item so buy the best quality.

One hiker packed what is called a freezer coat. Usually they are black colored, quilted coats used by warehouse workers and truck drivers kind of thing. Definitely not the kind of clothing you would associate with hiking. However, the coat is super light, rolls up really small and is very warm. And cost is only about thirty bucks and you can get them is a few other colors like green or brown or grey. I will never hike or camp again without one.

ALWAYS TAKE SOME EXTRA CLOTHES BECAUSE IT CAN GET VERY COLD AT NIGHT UNEXPECTEDLY AND WEATHER FORECASTERS ARE FULL OF SHIT.
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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08/01/2013 12:33 AM
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Just finished a five day hike in western Canada. Temps hit about 45F at night, and we all froze miserably. We used Walmart type of sleeping bags and they were worthless. Had to wear every shirt and pants to bed and still shook all night. NEVER CHEAPOUT ON SLEEPING BAGS. And then, I tried to use my nine dollar Walmart fire steel rod, and the damn thing broke its handle off and then the rod itself cracked in half. Between the crappy sleeping bags and useless fire steel, this scenario could be fatal I there weren't other supplies available. If you buy cheap gear you may die because of it. Your life may come down to the smallest item so buy the best quality.

One hiker packed what is called a freezer coat. Usually they are black colored, quilted coats used by warehouse workers and truck drivers kind of thing. Definitely not the kind of clothing you would associate with hiking. However, the coat is super light, rolls up really small and is very warm. And cost is only about thirty bucks and you can get them is a few other colors like green or brown or grey. I will never hike or camp again without one.

ALWAYS TAKE SOME EXTRA CLOTHES BECAUSE IT CAN GET VERY COLD AT NIGHT UNEXPECTEDLY AND WEATHER FORECASTERS ARE FULL OF SHIT.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44365153


Oh damn, sorry to hear that!

I had a similar experience a few months ago. Went on a 3 day camping trip for the first few days of trout season. It was 25 degrees f the 2nd night, lol. And it was the first time I used my Hennessy Hammock, and I did not realize how much heat I would lose with air below me rather than ground. But omg, is it comfortable! I bought an insulation pad for it though which I will use now on cold nights.

Yeah, cheap sleeping bags and supplies are often so inexpensive for good reason. I have been using a military bad set recently and LOVE it!

Thanks for sharing!
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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10/12/2013 12:37 PM
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I know I already posted about this, but am thinking about trying ti again this week sometime since I have yet to do it in the fall. Amazing trail for anyone in the area. Even worth a long drive for those within a few hours!!
[link to www.pahikes.com]
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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10/16/2013 08:45 AM
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Anyone have any pics or stories from any trips this summer? Or perhaps some coming up this autumn?
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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10/16/2013 08:49 AM
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[link to www.google.com]


That is a pic of one of my fav day hikes, Mt. Marcy, NY.

Some other info and pics of this beautiful peak in an amazing region, the Adirondack High Peaks.
[link to www.tripadvisor.com]
[link to www.google.com (secure)]
chowan

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10/16/2013 08:50 AM

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bump for later
sheell be right mate
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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10/16/2013 09:33 AM
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Thanks!

I would def look into hiking Marcy if you are ever in the Placid area. It is beautiful, both the hike and the views from the peak!
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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11/10/2013 08:42 AM
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[link to www.trails.com]

A really cool site I recently came across, I have done around 10 on this list, and a few that I consider better than these.
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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11/10/2013 08:47 AM
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[link to news.discovery.com]

Another great list of more famous hikes, some quite long.
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11/10/2013 09:11 AM

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A small maneuverable RV is a nice to have when adventuring off grid in AK.

Enjoying the thread Patrick.


RV Danali Hwy
Patrick Bateman (OP)

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11/10/2013 09:15 AM
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A small maneuverable RV is a nice to have when adventuring off grid in AK.

Enjoying the thread Patrick.


RV Danali Hwy
 Quoting: Cutbait


Awesome! Thanks for the contribution!

I just bought a Jeep Laredo, def plan on using it to do some off roading and hiking, even this winter.

Speaking of which, it freaking snowed here yesterday.

Last Edited by Patrick Bateman on 11/10/2013 09:15 AM
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02/24/2014 08:58 PM
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bump because it's almost the season!