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Offline Magnum_Willys

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #375 on: January 28, 2017, 05:28:55 PM »
I take crocks as well. They weigh nothing, hang on the back of my pack, come in handy for creek crossings, camp shoes and peeing at night :chuckle:....

They looked heavy and clunky ? Guess Ill have to checkem out.   

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #376 on: January 28, 2017, 06:26:05 PM »
Some great hunting camps here.  I'm hoping to set up once or twice this year.  Thanks for inspiration everyone.

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #377 on: January 28, 2017, 06:52:29 PM »
Crocs are where it's at in the BC.

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #378 on: January 29, 2017, 05:57:41 PM »
Priceless when you gotta pee in the middle of the night.

If they help you sit down to pee, more power to ya.  I'm not gonna judge.   :hello:
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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #379 on: January 31, 2017, 01:17:00 PM »
Simulated emergency "unplanned" overnight camp...  No tent, no sleeping bag...  Actually worked pretty well.
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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #380 on: February 03, 2017, 10:29:20 AM »
Would probably work better if you had a sleeping bag.

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #381 on: February 03, 2017, 02:48:42 PM »
You carry an air pad but no sleeping bag for "emergencies"...?

I usually just build a big fire, stand around it all night and enjoy the stars...if I get tired, I nap...and collect firewood throughout the night...

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #382 on: February 03, 2017, 10:24:31 PM »
It is a simulation.  You are on a winter day hike not an overnight trip.  It is typical to carry a beacon/shovel/probe for avy concerns.  It is also typical to carry a pad incase someone is hurt or you need insulation from the ground.  I always have one. Part of my standard kit.  But if you dont, you can use a backpack, snow shoes, climbing rope, or whatever.  As long as you are not laying directly on snow.  I rarely carry a sleeping bag or tent on a day hike  Often we are well above tree line so fires are not a viable option.  So the drill is, how do you make it throught the night?  I dug a trench and put up my tarp to keep condensation off and trap a little heat.  If the snow had been better i would have built a snow roof.  Temps outside were mid 20s.  It was close to 32 in my trench.  Not warm, but i got 8 hrs of pretty good sleep. 

Good drill.  I agree that a fire is a good option too.  But we did not want to burn up the campground we were at, and much of the stuff we climb in does not have wood present to burn.
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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #383 on: February 05, 2017, 03:09:06 PM »
Base camp and bivy camp.

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #384 on: February 05, 2017, 10:04:17 PM »
Nice. The more I see these tipis and the packable stoves, the more intrigued I've become.....til I see their costs :yike:
But I'm curious what your total weight was and how many you split it up by?
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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #385 on: February 05, 2017, 10:17:45 PM »
Mine may be different, but:  in my base camp picture, the yellow Go-Lite SL4 is mine, the Seek Outside 6-man belongs to a friend.  I've had my SL4 and Kifaru stove since 2009. My pack weight is about 55 pounds for that camp for 9 days, which also includes the ability to bivy out in the second picture.  I could drop a few pounds from that weight, but don't want/need to.  I like a little comfort for that length of time in the woods.  I carried all of my gear.  Michael carried all of his because we were there for different periods of time. 

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #386 on: February 05, 2017, 10:46:10 PM »
Nice. The more I see these tipis and the packable stoves, the more intrigued I've become.....til I see their costs :yike:
But I'm curious what your total weight was and how many you split it up by?

If you have a couple guys and its wet or snowy tough to beat a tipi and stove.   My seek outside 8 man tipi weighs 7# ( sleeps 3-4) and the XL stove weighs 4#.    Not bad if divying up the pack.  The odd man out gets to carry extra water. 

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #387 on: February 06, 2017, 06:14:11 AM »
Nice. The more I see these tipis and the packable stoves, the more intrigued I've become.....til I see their costs :yike:
But I'm curious what your total weight was and how many you split it up by?

If you have a couple guys and its wet or snowy tough to beat a tipi and stove.   My seek outside 8 man tipi weighs 7# ( sleeps 3-4) and the XL stove weighs 4#.    Not bad if divying up the pack.  The odd man out gets to carry extra water.

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #388 on: February 06, 2017, 09:13:42 AM »
Its the internet - we can't let the truth on here.   :chuckle:

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #389 on: February 23, 2017, 01:02:44 PM »
Not much to show other than my tent.  I guess there was a log for sitting; I didn't bring it along, though.  Basically, this is a flat spot about 100 yards from a spring with enough room for my two man.  I was planning on using this as my base camp and sleeping under a tarp if I got into anything good.  I shot my spike the next morning and had no need for more than the one night here. 
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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #390 on: February 23, 2017, 05:26:32 PM »
I take crocks as well. They weigh nothing, hang on the back of my pack, come in handy for creek crossings, camp shoes and peeing at night :chuckle:....

They looked heavy and clunky ? Guess Ill have to checkem out.

I take moccasins, lighter and less clunky. And can double as stalking slippers when its dry. And less gay.  :chuckle:

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #391 on: February 23, 2017, 08:48:59 PM »
I take crocks as well. They weigh nothing, hang on the back of my pack, come in handy for creek crossings, camp shoes and peeing at night :chuckle:....

They looked heavy and clunky ? Guess Ill have to checkem out.

I take moccasins, lighter and less clunky. And can double as stalking slippers when its dry. And less gay.  :chuckle:
Never thought of Mocs. Good for double duty. How are they for deeper stream crossings?
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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #392 on: March 12, 2017, 09:10:42 PM »
Kelty Noah tarp and bivy sacks
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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #393 on: March 12, 2017, 09:23:02 PM »
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 3 next to the meadow.  Have similar photo with the Seek Outside tipi in this same spot, need to find where that is.

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #394 on: March 13, 2017, 06:18:33 AM »
I take crocks as well. They weigh nothing, hang on the back of my pack, come in handy for creek crossings, camp shoes and peeing at night :chuckle:....

They looked heavy and clunky ? Guess Ill have to checkem out.

I take moccasins, lighter and less clunky. And can double as stalking slippers when its dry. And less gay.  :chuckle:

Which ones do you use?


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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #395 on: April 17, 2017, 05:21:20 PM »
I didn't read all sixteen pages so forgive me of this was addressed but I'm seeing alot of pics of camps set up in the middle or edges of open Meadows. I have always set up back in the woods more to use the trees as a wind screen and I always feel like it's warmer as well. Am I confused or missing something? Those camps look alot prettier in pictures than my "this was a sorta flat spot by some trees"

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #396 on: April 19, 2017, 05:44:03 AM »
I take crocks as well. They weigh nothing, hang on the back of my pack, come in handy for creek crossings, camp shoes and peeing at night :chuckle:....

They looked heavy and clunky ? Guess Ill have to checkem out.

I take moccasins, lighter and less clunky. And can double as stalking slippers when its dry. And less gay.  :chuckle:

Which ones do you use?


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The cheapest, lightest ones from Walmart I believe. Had them for years.

Bracer40, haven't used them for stream crossings yet.

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #397 on: April 20, 2017, 05:41:37 PM »


It snowed and blowed

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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #398 on: April 20, 2017, 06:03:29 PM »
I didn't read all sixteen pages so forgive me of this was addressed but I'm seeing alot of pics of camps set up in the middle or edges of open Meadows. I have always set up back in the woods more to use the trees as a wind screen and I always feel like it's warmer as well. Am I confused or missing something? Those camps look alot prettier in pictures than my "this was a sorta flat spot by some trees"

My two cents.  I have done both - It depends on the weather.  If there is a wind storm that comes up over night, I want to be in the meadow rather than in the trees.  It can be like a war zone in there when limbs and tree tops start coming down!

Also, as I am sure everyone knows, the bottom third of a valley and the crest will always be colder than the mid sections due to cold air sinking, and wind. 
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Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Reply #399 on: April 20, 2017, 07:37:43 PM »
You carry an air pad but no sleeping bag for "emergencies"...?

I usually just build a big fire, stand around it all night and enjoy the stars...if I get tired, I nap...and collect firewood throughout the night...

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PS. I call this "camping" btw...can't be lost if your mindset is "I am home where I am..." Most people who get "lost" are too fixed on finding a specific spot at a specific time. Relax, think, and wait for daylight...

Sounds like you get lost a lot.  You have a lot of experience.
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