I think thats an excellent Idea!! My BOB is with me most times anyways but I have a couple times (Not near as much as I want) strapped it on and started hiking in the mtns. Its a LOT different than a bottle of water or 2 lol my bag actually weighs 58 pounds though
oh! i get on the treadmill with a back pack with 2 eight pound weights and go for 20 minutes. its better than nothing. sounds like your bob is quite the deal, blaze!
do you have one of the taller hiking bags that are balanced? I have been looking at those that have balancing for an easier carry. what are you carrying? I went to the surplus store and got swiss back pack? doesnt balance well. so im looking into the specialized.
I'll be doing a 5 mile round trip hike very soon, with about 40 # of gear.I'll bring some food snacks, 2 bottled water,X-Bow,6 bolts,laser rangefinder, David Bowie knife,Gerber folder, cell phone, latex gloves and spare wool gloves and socks. 3 compasses, signal mirror, matches, lighter, meds.An Austrian Polymer frame pistol with spare mags.
Once it starts, the hike will be repeated twice daily, I'll be getting in a rut so to speak.
In 5 weeks the X-Bow will be replaced with a 30 cal with optics
Well Currently without the camelbak filled its 58lbs but I have a lot of more room inside and think Im going to revise the bag (mainly 2 more Pistols/water/MREs) But I really dont want to go over 80lbs.
Im a decent sized guy (6'3"-205lbs) but I would love to not Kill all stamina in case I have to go from Chevrolet to ChevroLEGS.
sounds like an epic hike. sure is pretty! i know what you mean about not going when its bananas hot... it just doesnt make sense to.
when you hike do you have music or are you listening to the land around you? did you see any critters/ snakes. potential supper should you need it?
ugggh! new camel back taste. yikes!
thanks for posting up pictures and doing a hike report. it is valueable information.
i like noting the animals during a hike should i have to use the area for BOL.
thats so cool to see a big horn. ive gotten quite close to bears i dint know were there.
i smelled them then noticed how close they were. and smelled a couple cougars but didnt see them.
not the sort at nordstrom either. lol