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    I thought I had it all figured out. My wife could shop and I'd have a place to sit at that blood pressure thingy in the pharmacy. Of course I stuck my arm through the hole just so I'd look like I belonged there. Turns out the blood pressure thingy was actually a woman's lap and the hole was her purse. I'll take my glasses next time. In all honesty, I thought that chair was a little lumpy.
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    I turned 50 this last January, but I've been lightening the load for several years.
    I'm not able to ruck 100 pounds thru the jungle, desert, mountains or even out back anymore!
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    those were the days for sure when we could hump the hills like a billy goat
    hows that saying go that was then this is now.

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    Or "Not as good as I once was....but as good, once, as I always was"?
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    Hayshaker - There was a day when I could scramble up hills like a goat. Now I roll down them like a stone. I guess the up side is I gather no moss.

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    The down side is that as I get older the body shape is more conducive to rolling!

    And there is the other side of the issue to consider.

    These young guys can put all their stuff in a pack and hump it up and down the hills because they don't own as much as us old geezers.

    The term "minimalist" is actually defined as "poorly paid".
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

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    I read many years ago about people using goats as pack animals. They can carry a fair amount plus the eat anything so there is no need to pack food for them.

    On a side note, I cleared my cookies but still get this error "Guests can not see images in the messages. Please register in the forum"

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    And where have you been? We've stated numerous times it's a bug in the vBulletin software. Hopefully, when Chris loads the next version that will be resolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    And where have you been? We've stated numerous times it's a bug in the vBulletin software. Hopefully, when Chris loads the next version that will be resolved.
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    Fair enough. Me too.

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    What was that???

    I didn't catch that last part..

    Who is going to dissolve what ????
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    I love camping, and can go ultra light, or full Monte

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Ford F 250 Crew cab and 6' X12' cargo trailer.......
    Works fine.
    Ford expedition with a 28' camper works pretty good as well.
    If by what I have learned over the years, allow me to help one person to start to prepare. If all the mistakes I have made, let me give one person the wisdom that allows them to save their life or the life of a loved one in an emergency. Then I will truly know that all the work I have done will have been worth every minute.

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    given i,ll be 55yrs tomorrow had i really known when i was just a youngin i would,nt have been so hard on my body back then.
    i think i,m getting geezertitus a little early in life. oh my

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    Happy Birthday.....Tomorrow.....
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    Not 50 yet but find that the older I get, the less attractive my previous minimalist views are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Heck, I use the "Geezer Bench" at Walmart....after I checked out the lack of .22's.
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    At Walmart, I now use an electric geezer bench and do my shopping while driving. Can't walk very far anymore without severe pain due to arthritis and bulging discs in my spine !
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Not 50 yet but find that the older I get, the less attractive my previous minimalist views are.

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    Day hike.... is a 30 pack and a bag of chips.......
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    First 50 years...worried about the small stuff...second 50 years....Not so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannlicher View Post
    I love camping, and can go ultra light, or full Monte
    oh man. I couldn't even contemplate that visual. I imagine it was similar to Garret getting my full moon at the last camp.

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