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Re: Light Packing but, ..
Posted by Terry Mcadams on Jun 14, 2004
Thanks for the ideas, Dave. I've thought about a strobe for my leader's kit. Nice to have if you have to get someone helivaced at night or in rain/fog. Used to rely on a fire if possible, or the group's collective flashlights for this, but the strobe may be more effective enough to be worth the weight. I'll have to look into that more.
I agree with you on the low-cuts in the mountains: there rockier it is, the more you need ankle protection, and some of the new high cut full-leathers are acceptably light (I've been using the LL Bean Knife-Edge for the last 5 years). I do use low-cut trail shoes for tamer routes, but they are half-shanked to reduce fatique.
I heard some of the 10th Mountain vets speak up at the AMC lodge in NH. those guys are a wealth of survival info from the days before plastic gear. Nice stuff to know on a trail, a kayak or even in your backyard.
In Response to: Light Packing but, .... by Dave on Jun 11, 2004