Hiker trash

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by injinji, Sep 12, 2018.

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    injinji

    injinji Member

    Hey guys. I'm an old hiker who likes to smoke. I also grow the occasional garden in remote and undisclosed locations, but that is neither here nor there. Most of the hiker forums are so full of keyboard warriors, it's getting to be a PITA posting. I figured this would be a good place to waste my non-trail time.

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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    Welcome to RIU
    A fishing pole is in order LOL
     
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    injinji

    injinji Member

    Thanks for the welcome. I do have a little 18" rod and reel that I take on some short hikes. But after a day of walking, if I caught one, I would be tempted to catch and release.
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    The catch is the thrill anyways , although I do have a bottle of soy sauce in my tackle bag just in case i catch a tuna LOL
     
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    injinji

    injinji Member

    And I have many packs of tuna in my food bag in case I can't Yogi supper from day hikers.
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    Welcome to RIU
     
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    injinji

    injinji Member

    Thanks.
     
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    Unit Farm System Supply

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    injinji

    injinji Member

    Thanks.
     
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    reallybigjesusfreak

    reallybigjesusfreak Well-Known Member

    How often does something like that happen? I dont get to hike/backpack NEARLY as much as I used to enjoy it anymore. I started in my youth, with just a pack, and bare essentials, and that's still pretty much how I like to keep it. Do you run into newbies who brought out WAY too much gear, and are just trying to get rid of weight? I feel like in todays "gadget age" that the camping industry wasn't spared from everybody peddling junk nobody really needs. Any truth?

    welcome to RIU, dont take it too seriously!
     
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    injinji

    injinji Member

    It's according to the trail. But most dayhikers carry too much food. Lots of time when you break out your noddles and tuna, they will offer fruit or candy.

    There is a lot of high priced gear for sale. I get most of my gear from thrift stores, Amazon or some other "budget" friendly sites. On long trails, the hiker boxes are full of almost new gear. They say you pack your fears. If you are afraid of the cold, you bring too much cold weather gear. Afraid of hunger, you bring too much food. Near the start of trails, the hiker boxes are always full of gear that is left behind as too heavy for the amount you use it. {Night Crawler (a Youtuber) on the PCT got two like new puffy's out of a hiker box, which he sent home}

    Thanks for the welcome.
     
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    reallybigjesusfreak

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    Hah, that makes a lot of sense. I guess I'm afraid of running out of bud because always bring too much of that.
     
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    injinji

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    I tend to take a lot of edibles. Especially if the trail is crowded. This is what I use for a stash can, so with the lighter and one hitter in there, there isn't a lot of room for bud.

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    DCcan

    DCcan Well-Known Member

    Keep 2 separate containers...Trail Bud in the pocket and Pack Bud in a deep dark place, in case the first gets lost or wet.
     
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    DCcan

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    DCcan

    DCcan Well-Known Member

    Also works for fire poker, sand spike, bears and ill tempered rottweilers off the leash. Owners tend to hurry a bit more and not waste time telling you "it's your fault for being there, he's actually friendly, they only do this to bad people, he doesn't like men", etc.. The hiking stick goes from 6ft to 8ft in a jiffy. I sleep like a rock.
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    The bayonet may actually be colonial or Spanish American war booty from Cuba , I can't find anything like it in every museum I go to. It may be off a 1700's Brown Bess with a modified mounting collar for whatever gun it was on is my best guess.
     
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    reallybigjesusfreak

    reallybigjesusfreak Well-Known Member

    That is an awesome idea!
     
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    injinji

    injinji Member

    That's a good idea. I keep the tin in my shirt pocket. I keep an extra lighter, map and more bud in a plastic soap dish in the brain. I use it as my rolling tray.

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    When I'm really counting grams, my rolling tray is the little circle thing from a milk jug. I just cut it out and trim it up. If you have ever pitched your tent to roll a joint out of the wind, you might be hiker trash.

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    injinji

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    That is a sweet setup. I used to use a zip up earbud holder. It was smaller, so the bowl wouldn't fit.
     
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    injinji

    injinji Member

    One of my youtube friends has a 5 foot section of bamboo he has been carrying for years. He's a tarp man, so it's his tent pole at the end of the day.

    That is a cool ass bayonet. I've got a soft spot for old weapons. The first 50 odd years of my life I have been a collector. The last few I've stopped adding, and have slowly been getting rid of some stuff.
     
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