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    Chilkoot Trail Hike

    Any hikers out there. Just curious of the best gear to take or wear on a four day, 33 mile hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Karl View Post
    Any hikers out there. Just curious of the best gear to take or wear on a four day, 33 mile hike.
    scotch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    scotch!!
    There is a youtube that discusses whiskey over wine or beer as the weight to alcohol ratio is better suited for hiking...

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    Extra socks, cold weather layers, rope and a sack (for hanging your food in a tree). Whiskey is good, but if it is in a glass bottle transfer to a plastic one, less weight.

    Looks like a fun hike.

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    151 rum in a plastic bottle. Most bang for the weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Karl View Post
    Any hikers out there. Just curious of the best gear to take or wear on a four day, 33 mile hike.
    A 4 wheeler. I am not walking 33 miles!
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    Sunscreen, first aid kit, water, snacks, and a friend

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    Boots that have been properly broken in
    2 pairs of socks per day plus 2 more pair
    2 pairs weather appropriate pants
    4 weather appropriate shirts
    Wide brimmed hat
    Rainproof poncho
    Study leather gloves
    Tent
    Sleeping bag w/ separate thermarest. Put it inside the bag.
    10'x12' tarp
    Minimum 200 feet of parachute cord
    Signal mirror
    4 lighters
    4 tallow candles
    Tinderbox
    2oz glass vial napalm
    Flint & steel
    Knife
    Hatchet
    Whetstone & oil
    5 days worth of MREs
    Two 2-qt canteens
    Water purification pills
    100+oz camelpack
    Aluminum 4qt pot
    Lightweight campstove
    First aid kit
    Compressed air horn
    Whistle
    Assorted carabiners
    US Army Survival Manual FM 21-76
    Pistol with a caliber starting not less than 4
    3 complete reloads
    Any Pat McManus book
    Solar panel rated for cell phones
    Cell phone

    Or bring a friend who was an Eagle scout to carry all that heavy stuff
    Last edited by DavidLarson; March 8th, 2019 at 08:18 PM.
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    Wow dave, im glad he didnt say a week.
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    What can I say? Be Prepared never goes away

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