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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyDadams View Post
    I am 61 & can still pack 60 lb pack all day long, problem is I sometimes forget where I am going. Good thing my wife comes along she still has her memory & her looks.
    I hear ya....I been walking 5 miles a day.....not real sure where I am right now......
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    Now that's funny I don't care who you are. God bless them little lost pygmies down there in New Guinea.

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    Geezer BOB:

    Toilet paper

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    Bag of prunes

    Local map with huge letters and symbols

    Bob Evans gift card

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    Did I forget anything??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildthang View Post
    Geezer BOB:

    Toilet paper

    Preperation H

    Depends

    Wet Wipes

    Bag of prunes

    Local map with huge letters and symbols

    Bob Evans gift card

    AARP card

    Polydent

    Tactical denture case

    Jitterbug cell phone

    Did I forget anything??????
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    Spare glasses
    Velcro closure "tactical" shuffling shoes
    Walking stick/cane....for leaning, poking and swatting
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
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    Spare glasses
    Velcro closure "tactical" shuffling shoes
    Walking stick/cane....for leaning, poking and swatting
    You don't need spare glasses, you need a seeing eye Ruth in a hong. You just hang on to her leash and follow while watching the great scenery ahead of you.........LOL
    Hunter try not to think about that all day, DW will start wondering why you are looking down and smiling so much
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    ......Well, you brought it up....Happy, happy, happy.....
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    Good lord! All this stuff. Is so true!

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    This is a great thread haha!
    I'm getting on in my age, and my main pack is about 30-35 lbs. My knees are shot from all of the abuse in my teen yrs-. Shoulders not great either... However I do find (for myself anyway) that eating clean definitely helps. I try not to ingest too many foods with chemicals. I try to exercise and keep myself moving. After all, Survival starts with your body first. I'm not going to be climbing Mt Everest anytime soon, But i try to keep fit enough to be able to get up and out should I need to, and at least carry some comforts. I hike a lot on trails, and try to include my pack enough so that it's not a huge shock when I get it on.

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    Yep, went from backpacking to canoe. Now I can bring what ever I want. This was a 5 day trip down the Mighty Yukon River.

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    A canoe trip. No good can come of this I tell ya. I sure hope there is not a firearm in that canoe.

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    if when i was a much younger youth i would have not been so hard on my body.
    when i was eighteen i never thought i'd live this long.
    any how gizerdom sucks it just does. hense the old saw youth is wasted on the young.
    truer words never spoken.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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    Hayshaker like you I keep stocked pack ready day pack 30# any longer a larger pack 60# thatís a little harder on the body at 61 years old but I manage okay gets lighter as the days go by. I carry very little water rely on hydrating morning /evening mainly which cuts down on weight
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    lets not forget gezzers tactical gel aka bengay.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayshaker View Post
    lets not forget gezzers tactical gel aka bengay.
    Ahhh, yes....the scent of the gym....Ode to Bengay #2.......
    Suppose to be a scent free zone....LOL
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    30# pack....60# pack! I thought you guys were talking about fanny packs. If I've got something that needs packing and it's 30#, I put it in the Tundra.

    When you sweat after walking a mile the BenGay starts running down into places it should not go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    30# pack....60# pack! I thought you guys were talking about fanny packs. If I've got something that needs packing and it's 30#, I put it in the Tundra.

    When you sweat after walking a mile the BenGay starts running down into places it should not go!

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    My 30 # pack is in the F-250 along with the 60# pack.....and maybe a enough gear to restart civilization....

    Remember the old African movies.....

    Guys walked along with white suit, smoking pipe....piston belt and pith helmet...
    Porters carried everything.for full camp every night.......

    You just kicked back and lusted after the blond GF of someone.....

    Yeah, that's the ticket...what happened to that.....carry your own stuff?.....Not civilized.
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    When my boys were young we'd go hunting and I'd pretty much do all the work except gathering firewood. I always thought that when they got older they would start taking on the duties of making and breaking camp and much of the work in between, and that I would do a lot of the sitting by the fire and ladling out sage advice chores.......

    Well, y'all probably know how that worked out...

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    PORTERS PORTERS where are my porters, yeah i remember those movies,
    thing is i was always my own porter.and as for thelinement one time in hawaii
    i accedently got some capsasin creme on my junk by accident, it will make you
    cry. a bar of soap and gallon of water was of little use.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    When my boys were young we'd go hunting and I'd pretty much do all the work except gathering firewood. I always thought that when they got older they would start taking on the duties of making and breaking camp and much of the work in between, and that I would do a lot of the sitting by the fire and ladling out sage advice chores.......

    Well, y'all probably know how that worked out...

    Alan
    That is the truth.

    Starting taking my nephew out at age 13 including Hunter's Safety...
    Idea being....would bring him along...so he could carry the stuff....drag the deer, clean ducks. launch the boat, learn to cook, and drive me home from the saloons...

    Add to the hunting area with HIS buddies, be taken to a good spot....All I had to do was show up.....

    Well....is 25 now graduated from college, got a good job, married w/ 3 kids, nice house mortgage....and doesn't have time to hunt much.

    So much for that plan........
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