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Originally Posted by kaboku68
Well HC for Alaska he has the route to die. Many, many things he is advocating are death.
1) Cotton kills- His shirt and shorts is a very bad recipe.
2) Trail runners can't handle volume.
3) Titanium is better than plastic spoon. It can also be used as a tent stake or a tent stake can be used as a spork.
4) gloves and a toque are mission critical on a glacier.
5) Nalgene is durable. Seeker Soaker silicon water bottles are better, lighter and more durable than nalgene. You can lock it to the outside of your pack with a carabiner.
6) Cuben tarps are nifty but not good for continued rain.
7) You might not be able to dry things out.
8) Trekking poles are a must.
9) Yoga sleeping pad spells no sleep. Sleep is important and he is cheaping out on his set up.
10) Trekking pole tent would not be my first choice over 4500 of elevation. Below that its ok but up on the upper ridges that are good to hunt from would not be recommended.
11) make tooth paste dots.
12) take small sliver of no odor solid deodorant for your feet so they don't sweat and prompt blisters.
13) Think through possible situations and use a feedback chart to make sure that you are prepared for any situation.
14) Bail if you think you could be getting into trouble. No ram or Billy is worth dying for.
15) Ultralight items cost a lot. Simple items might weigh more but sometimes a collection of limited simple multipurpose items weigh less than a pack stuffed with ultralight tech gizmos.
16) You should carry at least 12 rounds of ammo in a secure ammo carrier.
17) Don't overthink your shooting unit. Occam's razor is your friend.
18) Don't cheap out on your tripod and make sure that you have a mounting solution for your binos.

I am not going to get into the really technical stuff but I can say that backcountry hunting is an entirely different enchilada that through hiking.

Thanks for the video though.

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You can drag it on a glacier for a few miles and it is not worse for wear.

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Perfect. I’m pretty hard on gear. More so when I’m tired

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Originally Posted by T_Inman
His cheap plastic spoons and gas station water bottle tips are absolutely not something I think are good ideas.
Gatorade and cheap water bottle caps easily come loose, spilling all your water out. That normally isn't a huge deal until you're a thousand vertical feet above your nearest water source. Nalgenes are heavier no doubt, but their durability makes up for it, for me at least.
Never broke a plastic spoon? Hell I have broke several of the heavier duty plastic ones, let alone the cheaper bulk pack spoons.

Maybe I am just rough on stuff.


My titanium spoon never warped in hot water.

Lightweight water bags, Platypus, leaked out on me way down in the Owyhee desert SW Idaho on a very hot august coyote hunt. While hiking from stand to stand I was appreciating the moisture between my pack and back until I realized it was my drinking water. Dying of thirst crossed my mind on the long hike back to the truck, it would be a horrible death.

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100?

Buy lightweight stuff. Don't carry too much lightweight stuff. Two tips sums it up nicely.



60lbs of lightweight scheit is still 60lbs.

Lmao. That's 3 great tips already! Don't stop now, you are on your way to a great video.


It would be about 30 seconds long and too in depth for some folks to get.

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Here's a practical tip to lighten your load.

Train with a heavier load than you will be hauling in the field.
Have trouble finding motivation to simply train?
Park a designated distance from the grocery store. Ie, a public park. Take your pack to do your shopping.
Haul it back to the vehicle or home.
Get into a routine and you'll be closer to your fitness goal.
In the field, your load will feel lighter. Chances of injury reduced.

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Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Here's a practical tip to lighten your load.

Train with a heavier load than you will be hauling in the field.
Have trouble finding motivation to simply train?
Park a designated distance from the grocery store. Ie, a public park. Take your pack to do your shopping.
Haul it back to the vehicle or home.
Get into a routine and you'll be closer to your fitness goal.
In the field, your load will feel lighter. Chances of injury reduced.

Aside from looking like an insane person at the grocery store, just carrying a heavier pack isn't going to benefit you much.

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Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Here's a practical tip to lighten your load.

Train with a heavier load than you will be hauling in the field.
Have trouble finding motivation to simply train?
Park a designated distance from the grocery store. Ie, a public park. Take your pack to do your shopping.
Haul it back to the vehicle or home.
Get into a routine and you'll be closer to your fitness goal.
In the field, your load will feel lighter. Chances of injury reduced.

Aside from looking like an insane person at the grocery store, just carrying a heavier pack isn't going to beneefit you much.
College towns a bunch of folks have backpacks.
A heavier pack carried a significant distance is a good routine for a lot of reasons. If you have trouble on streets, you'll not do so well on mountain trails. A backpacker met me walking home today knew I was training and appreciated that.

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Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Here's a practical tip to lighten your load.

Train with a heavier load than you will be hauling in the field.
Have trouble finding motivation to simply train?
Park a designated distance from the grocery store. Ie, a public park. Take your pack to do your shopping.
Haul it back to the vehicle or home.
Get into a routine and you'll be closer to your fitness goal.
In the field, your load will feel lighter. Chances of injury reduced.

Aside from looking like an insane person at the grocery store, just carrying a heavier pack isn't going to benefit you much.


Sounds like something he read in Backpacker magazine.



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Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Here's a practical tip to lighten your load.

Train with a heavier load than you will be hauling in the field.
Have trouble finding motivation to simply train?
Park a designated distance from the grocery store. Ie, a public park. Take your pack to do your shopping.
Haul it back to the vehicle or home.
Get into a routine and you'll be closer to your fitness goal.
In the field, your load will feel lighter. Chances of injury reduced.

Aside from looking like an insane person at the grocery store, just carrying a heavier pack isn't going to beneefit you much.
College towns a bunch of folks have backpacks.
A heavier pack carried a significant distance is a good routine for a lot of reasons. If you have trouble on streets, you'll not do so well on mountain trails. A backpacker met me walking home today knew I was training and appreciated that.

It's not actually. If you want to improve your rucking ability (or load carrying ability) you should be doing much more then just carrying a heavy pack for long distances.


You need to consult an exercise physiologist.

https://www.performancefirstus.com/...performancefirst-12-week-rucking-program

You're welcome.

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Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Here's a practical tip to lighten your load.

Train with a heavier load than you will be hauling in the field.
Have trouble finding motivation to simply train?
Park a designated distance from the grocery store. Ie, a public park. Take your pack to do your shopping.
Haul it back to the vehicle or home.
Get into a routine and you'll be closer to your fitness goal.
In the field, your load will feel lighter. Chances of injury reduced.

Aside from looking like an insane person at the grocery store, just carrying a heavier pack isn't going to beneefit you much.
College towns a bunch of folks have backpacks.
A heavier pack carried a significant distance is a good routine for a lot of reasons. If you have trouble on streets, you'll not do so well on mountain trails. A backpacker met me walking home today knew I was training and appreciated that.

It's not actually. If you want to improve your rucking ability (or load carrying ability) you should be doing much more then just carrying a heavy pack for long distances.


You need to consult an exercise physiologist.

https://www.performancefirstus.com/...performancefirst-12-week-rucking-program

You're welcome.
I did not say carrying a heavier pack is the only thing to do. You are putting words in my mouth.
It is however helpful for more reasons than your exercise physiologist is aware of.
You don't agree? I can live with that. To each their own.
I started this thread so those who wish to can add to a list of many options for lightening a load.
I've been an athlete all of my life and train other athletes.
This is nothing new. I would not recommend this for those who are addicted to fast food and considering knee replacement, but my methods have worked for me and many others.

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Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Here's a practical tip to lighten your load.

Train with a heavier load than you will be hauling in the field.
Have trouble finding motivation to simply train?
Park a designated distance from the grocery store. Ie, a public park. Take your pack to do your shopping.
Haul it back to the vehicle or home.
Get into a routine and you'll be closer to your fitness goal.
In the field, your load will feel lighter. Chances of injury reduced.

Aside from looking like an insane person at the grocery store, just carrying a heavier pack isn't going to beneefit you much.
College towns a bunch of folks have backpacks.
A heavier pack carried a significant distance is a good routine for a lot of reasons. If you have trouble on streets, you'll not do so well on mountain trails. A backpacker met me walking home today knew I was training and appreciated that.

It's not actually. If you want to improve your rucking ability (or load carrying ability) you should be doing much more then just carrying a heavy pack for long distances.


You need to consult an exercise physiologist.

https://www.performancefirstus.com/...performancefirst-12-week-rucking-program

You're welcome.
I did not say carrying a heavier pack is the only thing to do. You are putting words in my mouth.
It is however helpful for more reasons than your exercise physiologist is aware of.
You don't agree? I can live with that. To each their own.
I started this thread so those who wish to can add to a list of many options for lightening a load.
I've been an athlete all of my life and train other athletes.
This is nothing new. I would not recommend this for those who are addicted to fast food and considering knee replacement, but my methods have worked for me and many others.

Oh what professional certifications/credentials do you hold that actually prove your knowledge base?

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Jack Handy,

Use what you want or consult your friendly neighborhood exercise physiologist for a detailed prescription of her approved exercise tips.

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Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Jack Handy,

Use what you want or consult your friendly neighborhood exercise physiologist for a detailed prescription of her approved exercise tips.

So you have zero professional credentials. Do you have any formal training?

Just an FYI Jeff Nichols is the owner of Performance First. Mr. Nichols is not a "she"......"Nichols has been a strength coach for over 20 years working with athletes of all ages in amateur and professional athletics. Jeff is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Facilitator both with distinction.

Jeff began his career as a graduate assistant at Troy University under Richard Schaughnessy CSCS*D and later as an assistant managing 14 Varsity sports. After earning a double major in Kinesiology and Chemistry in 2002, Jeff joined the navy and spent eleven years as a Navy SEAL. Aside from serving as a SEAL while on active duty, he also worked at a Navel Special Warfare command as the active duty Department Head within the Human Performance Department. Jeff oversaw product development, product assessment, program assessment, and operator delegate within Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for Human Performance."

While his programs aren't specifically geared towards hunting however, rucking is exactly what backpack hunting is.

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Sorry but I didn't have interest to read Jeff's creds. Didn't know it was a guy.
I'm sure it impressed you enough to take whatever advice he offers you. Good for you.
It isn't mine.
I've been a hunter and backpacker for 45 years as well as creds that don't really matter to me sharing on this forum.
I'm not applying for a job or trying to impress anyone. I simply posted a thread. Follow your bud's advice.
I'll follow mine.

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Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Originally Posted by Jackson_Handy
Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Here's a practical tip to lighten your load.

Train with a heavier load than you will be hauling in the field.
Have trouble finding motivation to simply train?
Park a designated distance from the grocery store. Ie, a public park. Take your pack to do your shopping.
Haul it back to the vehicle or home.
Get into a routine and you'll be closer to your fitness goal.
In the field, your load will feel lighter. Chances of injury reduced.

Aside from looking like an insane person at the grocery store, just carrying a heavier pack isn't going to beneefit you much.
College towns a bunch of folks have backpacks.
A heavier pack carried a significant distance is a good routine for a lot of reasons. If you have trouble on streets, you'll not do so well on mountain trails. A backpacker met me walking home today knew I was training and appreciated that.

It's not actually. If you want to improve your rucking ability (or load carrying ability) you should be doing much more then just carrying a heavy pack for long distances.


You need to consult an exercise physiologist.

https://www.performancefirstus.com/...performancefirst-12-week-rucking-program

You're welcome.
I did not say carrying a heavier pack is the only thing to do. You are putting words in my mouth.
It is however helpful for more reasons than your exercise physiologist is aware of.
You don't agree? I can live with that. To each their own.
I started this thread so those who wish to can add to a list of many options for lightening a load.
I've been an athlete all of my life and train other athletes.
This is nothing new. I would not recommend this for those who are addicted to fast food and considering knee replacement, but my methods have worked for me and many others.

Oh what professional certifications/credentials do you hold that actually prove your knowledge base?
She has a computer and google.


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Originally Posted by Happy_Camper
Sorry but I didn't have interest to read Jeff's creds. Didn't know it was a guy.
I'm sure it impressed you enough to take whatever advice he offers you. Good for you.
It isn't mine.
I've been a hunter and backpacker for 45 years as well as creds that don't really matter to me sharing on this forum.
I'm not applying for a job or trying to impress anyone. I simply posted a thread. Follow your bud's advice.
I'll follow mine.

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He isn't a "bud".

I've been polite, but let's just be honest. Your advice is dog schiet and so is the retarded video you linked to in the OP.

Ya sure, don't educate yourself or take advice from professionals, continue to be an idiot and backpack your groceries home.

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Misgendering Jack's "professional."

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