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Sierra Echo
2011-04-17, 22:20
Can anyone recommend a good one??
Ive decided to start hiking trails at the local environmental center everyday after work, but I don't want to lug around my daypack. And I'm not carrying a water bottle, so this seems like the best solution.

Come one everyone! This is your opportunity to answer a gear questions cause I've heard yall don't answer those here! LOL :eviltongu

Russell
2011-04-17, 22:25
Can anyone recommend a good one??
Ive decided to start hiking trails at the local environmental center everyday after work, but I don't want to lug around my daypack. And I'm not carrying a water bottle, so this seems like the best solution.

Come one everyone! This is your opportunity to answer a gear questions cause I've heard yall don't answer those here! LOL :eviltongu

:eviltongu



Back at cha!


:eviltongu

Sierra Echo
2011-04-17, 22:28
:eviltongu



Back at cha!


:eviltongu

Bah hahahahhahaaaa at you!!! :eviltongu

Russell
2011-04-17, 22:30
Bah hahahahhahaaaa at you!!! :eviltongu

:fight: or :dancing:?

Sierra Echo
2011-04-17, 22:34
:fight: or :dancing:?

I choose :dancing:!

sheepdog
2011-04-17, 22:41
I really like my Camelback Chaos. compact, rugged, just enough room for bare essentials. :dancing2:

Russell
2011-04-17, 22:43
I choose :dancing:!

:bootyshak

Sierra Echo
2011-04-17, 22:44
:bootyshak

:bike:

Gray Blazer
2011-04-17, 23:06
Ya'll are prolly pissing Weary off.

Sierra Echo
2011-04-17, 23:09
I really like my Camelback Chaos. compact, rugged, just enough room for bare essentials. :dancing2:

I ended up getting a camelback from Campmor. I was about to buy the exact same one from the outlet at backcountry.com, then i decided to look at campmor and found it for almost $20 cheaper. I was so happy I bought a poop trowel too!

Sierra Echo
2011-04-17, 23:09
Ya'll are prolly pissing Weary off.

Well then he is just gonna have to be pissed off! :afraid:

Russell
2011-04-17, 23:14
A poop shovel is a good thing to have on this site.

MonkeyBoy
2011-04-18, 00:55
I like my platypus with quick connect.

Big Mac
2011-04-18, 01:32
I like my platypus with quick connect.

For a poop shovel?

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 05:32
I ended up getting a camelback from Campmor. I was about to buy the exact same one from the outlet at backcountry.com, then i decided to look at campmor and found it for almost $20 cheaper. I was so happy I bought a poop trowel too!

spent the savings on something you don't need . . . sounds like the women i know


A poop shovel is a good thing to have on this site.

nah, just need a sense of humor and a brass set

Sierra Echo
2011-04-18, 07:47
spent the savings on something you don't need . . . sounds like the women i know



Saving $20 and spending $3 of it is no doubt a scandalus thing. But as far as I'm concerned you can get over it.

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 07:53
Saving $20 and spending $3 of it is no doubt a scandalus thing. But as far as I'm concerned you can get over it.

i don't care what you do with your shit . . . douche :bootyshak

Sierra Echo
2011-04-18, 08:12
i don't care what you do with your shit . . . douche :bootyshak

Then shut up!

Hooch
2011-04-18, 08:16
. . . .I bought a poop trowel too!Are you taking gear advice from Peanuts?:ahhhhh:

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 08:59
Then shut up!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/mainstreetmarshall/stfu-gtfo.jpg

Kanga
2011-04-18, 09:04
when i go on day hikes, i don't like to have a pack that covers my back. too constricting. i lucked up the other day when golite was having their sale and scored a hydroswift for almost nothing. it's like a hip sack, but it did come with water bottles so it probably wasn't right for you. had great stash pockets though!

Hikerhead
2011-04-18, 10:03
Can anyone recommend a good one??
Ive decided to start hiking trails at the local environmental center everyday after work, but I don't want to lug around my daypack. And I'm not carrying a water bottle, so this seems like the best solution.

Come one everyone! This is your opportunity to answer a gear questions cause I've heard yall don't answer those here! LOL :eviltongu

I'd check with Skids and do as he says. But it sounds like all you need is a fanny pack. They come in small med or large, depending on what size fanny you have.

Skidsteer
2011-04-18, 11:27
I'd check with Skids and do as he says. But it sounds like all you need is a fanny pack. They come in small med or large, depending on what size fanny you have.

I carry beer on dayhikes so I'm probably not the one to ask.

Hog On Ice
2011-04-18, 11:28
I thought the old wineskin was a good idea ... way back when

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 11:29
I carry beer on dayhikes so I'm probably not the one to ask.

how do you keep beer from getting all fizzy and wanting to explode?

Hog On Ice
2011-04-18, 11:37
just avoid the wintergreen lifesavers

Gray Blazer
2011-04-18, 12:08
I carry beer on dayhikes so I'm probably not the one to ask.

I don't, but, my dad does.

sheepdog
2011-04-18, 12:24
I carry beer on dayhikes so I'm probably not the one to ask.

1leLgTr9ytw
http://youtu.be/1leLgTr9ytw

Sierra Echo
2011-04-18, 18:56
I'd check with Skids and do as he says. But it sounds like all you need is a fanny pack. They come in small med or large, depending on what size fanny you have.

i have a nice rounded fanny!!!

Sierra Echo
2011-04-18, 18:58
when i go on day hikes, i don't like to have a pack that covers my back. too constricting. i lucked up the other day when golite was having their sale and scored a hydroswift for almost nothing. it's like a hip sack, but it did come with water bottles so it probably wasn't right for you. had great stash pockets though!

see i love packs! im not too crazy about fanny packs though.

Hooch
2011-04-18, 19:09
i have a nice rounded fanny!!!Where's that damned "like" button when ya need one? :ahhhhh:

Skidsteer
2011-04-18, 19:12
i have a nice rounded fanny!!!

Pics?

Sierra Echo
2011-04-18, 19:24
Pics?

I don't know if you could handle it!

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 19:31
i have a nice rounded fanny!!!

tmi... :ahhhhh: just sayin'

Sierra Echo
2011-04-18, 19:32
tmi... :ahhhhh: just sayin'

And a good afternoon to my newest fan!

MonkeyBoy
2011-04-18, 19:39
I don't know if you could handle it!

You'd just have to let us be the judge of that, thank you very much.....

Hooch
2011-04-18, 19:53
tmi... No it's not. Leave the nice lady alone.

Kanga
2011-04-18, 20:11
tmi... :ahhhhh: just sayin'

what? are you fucking gay now all of a sudden?

Hooch
2011-04-18, 20:30
what? are you fucking gay now all of a sudden?Nah, he's not. But his boyfriend is. :aetsch:

sheepdog
2011-04-18, 21:02
Nah, he's not. But his boyfriend is. :aetsch:

hahahahahahahahahaha

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 22:00
what? are you fucking gay now all of a sudden?

Whhuttt!? SE is a gurl. My bad. Pics?? Just to make sure.
U:angel:

Kanga
2011-04-18, 22:13
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p70/maiabelladona/204581_10150507217580257_353461545256_17734789_371 0699_o.jpg

Hooch
2011-04-18, 22:16
Huh? Did somebody say something?

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 22:22
Didn't know she was skids wife. Sorry man.

Hooch
2011-04-18, 22:26
Didn't know she was skids wife. Sorry man.You've totally got it wrong, she's not Skids' wife. GungHo is. :ahhhhh::aetsch:

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 22:30
You've totally got it wrong, she's not Skids' wife. GungHo is. :ahhhhh::aetsch:

that would explain the Ho part.

MonkeyBoy
2011-04-18, 22:43
With the ponytail, I thought you were talking about Skids......

Sierra Echo
2011-04-18, 23:19
Whhuttt!? SE is a gurl. My bad. Pics?? Just to make sure.
U:angel:

Its true. Not only am I a "douche" I'm also a chick.

Tin Man
2011-04-18, 23:20
Its true. Not only am I a "douche" I'm also a chick.

congrats. your mama must be proud.

Sierra Echo
2011-04-18, 23:22
congrats. your mama must be proud.

you're just an ugly ugly male aren't you?

Lugnut
2011-04-18, 23:26
you're just an ugly ugly male aren't you?

Apparently you've seen his picture. :ahhhhh:

Tin Man
2011-04-19, 00:25
Apparently you've seen his picture. :ahhhhh:

could be worse. i could look like u :bike:

Lugnut
2011-04-19, 00:28
hmmm, never thought of that. :argh:

Sierra Echo
2011-04-22, 23:09
My camelbak has came with the instructions to clean after every use. But it doesn't tell you how. It doesn't even tell you how on their website. Unless you have a mold problem. Then you get tips.
So what am I suppose to do?

Hog On Ice
2011-04-22, 23:20
10% bleach solution soak for a couple hours then drain and put in the freezer

Sierra Echo
2011-04-22, 23:22
10% bleach solution soak for a couple hours then drain and put in the freezer

Everyday???

Hog On Ice
2011-04-22, 23:23
no just in between hikes or if thru hiking bleach it at every town stop and forget freezing it

Sierra Echo
2011-04-22, 23:25
I got it for the 5 miles or so that I hike everyday at the Environmental center near my house. It isn't just for long distance hiking.

Hog On Ice
2011-04-22, 23:27
oh - yeah - sorry I forgot - well you have a couple choices - bleach it once a week or just wait until it is looking gross then bleach the heck out of it

Sierra Echo
2011-04-22, 23:48
Sounds like a plan! Thank you!

Kanga
2011-04-23, 09:24
girl, i just rinse mine after every hike and set it open in the sink to dry. then i put it back in my pack until the next hike. after about 3 times, i rinse it in a 10% bleach solution, dry it and put it back in my pack. never frozen it. my bladders have always lasted about 3 years, or until i put a hole in it.

john pickett
2011-04-24, 03:12
"my bladders have always lasted about 3 years, or until i put a hole in it."
My bladder is sixty one years old and has always had 3 holes in it. One urethra and 2 ureters.:aetsch:

Kanga
2011-04-24, 09:16
oh lord. well i walked into that one.

Hog On Ice
2011-04-24, 09:30
girl, i just rinse mine after every hike and set it open in the sink to dry. then i put it back in my pack until the next hike. after about 3 times, i rinse it in a 10% bleach solution, dry it and put it back in my pack. never frozen it. my bladders have always lasted about 3 years, or until i put a hole in it.

freezing the bladder is just in case its not completely dry or if one is too lazy to dry it

Kanga
2011-04-24, 09:32
Oh. Well I'm OCD so that doesn't happen.

Sierra Echo
2011-04-24, 09:34
freezing the bladder is just in case its not completely dry or if one is too lazy to dry it

so whatever moisture is in it freezes and doesnt turn moldy? hmmmmm!
thats sneaky!

saimyoji
2011-04-28, 15:54
"my bladders have always lasted about 3 years, or until i put a hole in it."
My bladder is sixty one years old and has always had 3 holes in it. One urethra and 2 ureters.:aetsch:


oh lord. well i walked into that one.

john must be a VERY large guy for you to walk into his bladder.....:ahhhhh:

Gray Blazer
2011-04-28, 17:06
Thanks for that visualization. :ahhhhh:

john pickett
2011-04-29, 03:23
"john must be a VERY large guy for you to walk into his bladder"
Maybe Kanga's just very short. It's all a matter of perspective.

john pickett
2011-04-29, 03:26
Getting back to the original subject. Sierra Echo, if you haen't bought one yet, you might try a "cheapy" from walmart first to see if it works for you.

Sierra Echo
2011-04-29, 08:17
I got one. The camelbak I got was only like $10 more then the ones they sell at walmart. Probably a lot better quality too. I just havent had the opportunity to use it yet. Hopefully my work schedule will settle down next week!

Gray Blazer
2011-04-29, 08:25
My son talked me into using his old camelback last summer. I threw out my gatoraid bottles and started hiking with his old one. Darn thing leaked all over me and my pack for miles. We stopped at Hemlock Hollow and I got some of the nalgenes they had. I will stick with them and the gatoraid bottles.

Tin Man
2011-04-29, 08:31
"john must be a VERY large guy for you to walk into his bladder"
Maybe Kanga's just very short. It's all a matter of perspective.

or he has a very LARGE bladder

mudhead
2011-04-29, 13:52
I got it for the 5 miles or so that I hike everyday at the Environmental center near my house. It isn't just for long distance hiking.

Sometime try pounding 1/2 liter from a pop bottle before and 1/2 after.

I also freeze my bottle, and replace it when the threads get scurvy from chapstick.

D'Artagnan
2011-04-29, 14:16
Camelbak makes a thingamajig that you can insert into the bladder that holds it open to dry better. It looked like a gimmick when I first saw it, but after using it, I'm a believer.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/112zakScKvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

john pickett
2011-04-29, 17:59
"or he has a very LARGE bladder"
Actually I do, comes from sitting behind a heart-lung bypass pump for 23 years. No bathroom breaks allowed till the patient is off-pump and stable.

Two Speed
2011-04-29, 21:42
You can make something that works just as well out of a coat hanger.

Tin Man
2011-04-29, 22:15
You can make something that works just as well out of a coat hanger.

... no douche required

Two Speed
2011-04-30, 09:05
So many possible responses, all of them tacky as hell.