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#206231 - 03/28/22 04:06 AM impractical notion bringing a novice into the back
zanewiller Offline
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Registered: 03/25/22
Posts: 1
Loc: washington
I'm spending the mid year in Central Idaho hiking. I have a pal that I vehicle camp with that has 0 experience hiking. He chose to drive up and rucksack with me. We looked at his stuff and it was terrible. He most likely has a base weight near 40 pounds. Fundamentally he brought his vehicle setting up camp stuff. He purchased a no name knapsack off of amazon. He has an ozark trail tent, 30 degree walmart camping bed, a yoga mat to rest on. Evening time temps range from 27 to 40 here. I let him know he could utilize a portion of my UL gear like my EE Rev and Gatewood Cape however he doesnt need to and afterward. I mean I question the 30 degree resting and yoga mat will keep him warm. He likewise purchased a 1 pound liquor oven haha . He doesnt need to utilize any of my stuff. All I shared with him was on the off chance that you can convey that gear then, at that point, bring it. I'm a little stressed over going on a long outing so I think a will do a short over night into fourth of july lake and check whether he altered his perspective on utilizing my stuff.

Im a UL explorer. My stuff is totally under wraps. Im sure the vast majority of your stuff is something similar. What do you do when you go on a novice on an outing and their stuff is finished poop and very weighty? Just let them gain from their mix-ups?

I comprehend the need to move slowly with fledglings yet I have an inclination we will stop to rest like clockwork

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#206232 - 03/28/22 06:56 AM Re: impractical notion bringing a novice into the back [Re: zanewiller]
GrumpyGord Offline
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Registered: 01/05/02
Posts: 945
Loc: Michigan
Take him on a one night trip in mild weather and only a few miles from the car. Let him use his own equipment. He will soon figure out that what he has is not going to work.

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#206233 - 03/28/22 09:50 AM Re: impractical notion bringing a novice into the back [Re: zanewiller]
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Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 1189
Loc: Madison, AL
You can talk to him about equipment, but if he is resistant he needs to learn it the way most of us do by carrying it up a mountain. To be honest, 40 lbs doesn't seem that bad as a starting point. I've seen a lot worse. No bluejeans? No canned food?

I don't think it is realistic to plan an extended hike as a first hike. As the post above me suggested, plan a one or two nighter out and back. See how far up the mountain he can get and let him figure out his own equipment. Maybe he is a goat and will out hike you with three times the weight.

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#206787 - 12/19/22 08:37 AM Re: impractical notion bringing a novice into the back [Re: zanewiller]
AikoO1 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/22
Posts: 3
Talk to him about it, explain what's wrong

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