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    Senior Member hunter63's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    SE/SW Wisconsin


    Just a note....
    At the gym....the isa little lady (maybe 90 pounds+/-) her 90's ...She is just full of it...Gives everyone a bad time...
    Always tells me that I'm I give her "stuff" the stationary bike I use is in front of her favorite...I tell her to hurry up.

    She just says...
    "Careful....I'd kill for $5........What can they do to me?....Life sentence?....I'm 92, so it may only be 6 months."
    "Besides... I think jail would be more interesting than the nursing home...There's just old people there."

    I hope to live that long and be as full of it as she is.....
    Geezer Squad....Charter Member #1
    Evoking the 50 year old rule...
    First 50 years...worried about the small stuff...second 50 years....Not so much
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    wow hunter that's one cold blooded grandma.
    probly straight razor toten to boot.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

  3. #83
    Woodsman Adventure Wolf's Avatar
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    Nov 2012
    North Carolina


    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Lighter. Much, much lighter. I think ultra light hikers have it figured out. It depends on what I'm doing, what time of year it is and what the weather is supposed to be. Overnighters still see a one or two person tent depending on whether the wife is with me. I carry a bag if the nights are chilly but always a ground pad. Can't move in the morning without it. What I'm doing will also dictate which pack I use.
    Back when I was in my late teens and very early 20s, I laughed at people that "needed" ground pads. Now that I'm nearly 30 and I'm hosting some injuries in the lower extremities, their a good idea.

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    Jan 2019

    Default Lighter is much better...

    An old post but as this is my second post here, I will add that I have sold all my " big" packs and my biggest is now a 30L and my day pack,for short hikes, is an E&E pack. All my stainless cooking stuff has been sold ,traded, or given away in favor of titanium. My back and hips thank me every time I strap one of those much lighter packs on.




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