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20 Backpacking Tips to Turn you Into Lewis & Clark

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avatar 20 Backpacking Tips to Turn you Into Lewis & Clark
June 25, 2009 02:05AM
All of that stuff is great and necessary, but it doesn’t exactly prepare you for some of the situations that you encounter while out on the trail. Here are 20 of the top backpacking tips and lessons that I’ve learned from personal experience and the experts.

http://20somethingfinance.com/blog/2009/06/24/20-backpacking-tips-to-turn-you-into-lewis-clark/
avatar Re: 20 Backpacking Tips to Turn you Into Lewis & Clark
June 25, 2009 06:14AM
#1) Bring along Sacajawea tongue sticking out smiley

Some of those are bollocks in Yosemite.
(2,3,&4 are the same)
(5 is bs in Yose)
(6 is bs in Sierra unless you hike only 4 miles a day)
(9-12 .. yawn.. quit friggin worrying about bears in Yose)

Here's something alot more useful:
http://www.lnt.org/programs/principles.php

Although I'd say "Seriously consider NOT having a fire"
or just plain "Ppppplease Don't"
avatar Re: 20 Backpacking Tips to Turn you Into Lewis & Clark
June 25, 2009 07:53AM
It seems unlikely that the author has read anything about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They violated almost every one of these recommendations (possibly complied with 7,17,18).



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/25/2009 01:31PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: 20 Backpacking Tips to Turn you Into Lewis & Clark
June 25, 2009 09:54AM
Quote
Frank Furter
It seems unlikely that the author has read anything about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They violated almost everyone of these recommendations (possibly complied with 7,17,18).

Frank,
You are obviously thinking of the Corps of Discovery expedition.
From his blog tips, I think that he meant Lewis and Clark Broncovitch, friends of his that reside in Sparks, Nevada.
avatar Re: 20 Backpacking Tips to Turn you Into Lewis & Clark
June 25, 2009 10:33AM
I particularily like the "how to train"....

"check your o-rings"

"get out and hike"

(some people seem to not be able to actually get out of the car so that's the best one)
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