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9AMdp

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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2011, 08:16:36 AM »

Danner makes a good boot, made in the US still too.
People seem to either love or hate them.
My wife had a pair back when we were in college.
Steep at three bills but a resoleable (new word?) boot
which is a rarity in these days of disposable glue-ons.

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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2011, 12:10:18 PM »

Are those for Hiking specifically?   They look heavy.

Here's a few dumb asses that don't know how to camp.   
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2011, 12:11:08 PM »

I had to practically walk Peg and Nuttjelly through the beer can hot dog cooking trick and they wouldn't stfu the whole time. :P
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2011, 01:04:02 PM »

^^ Were those pics taken before or after the second or third time you fell in the water!!? It's almost that time a year again for what is it now, the 4th annual camping trip in the islands? I'm gonna actually use a tent this year  :ya-ok:
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2011, 01:20:29 PM »

Heavy is relative I guess.
Here's a pair of Vasque's similar to the ones I had.
I'd characterize them as mid to light weight hikers.
Trail boots.  I put maybe 500 miles on them mostly on AT type trail.  Worn out.
Perfectly suitable for short or medium condition hiking.
They come in at 2lbs 15oz.



The Danners are 3lbs 14 oz.
I'd call them heavy hikers (old school leather) or even light
(duty not weight) mountaineering boots. 
I probably have ~3000 miles on the Redwings which were similar.   

Here's another boot similar to the Danner.
The Merrill is about 8oz less per pair than the Danner, so
I guess, not too heavy.



I cannot match the hotdog trick.  :)
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2011, 02:47:20 PM »

So if you spen $300 on a pair of boots do you see more wildlife?

I have a pair of high-tecs from sports authority I work in that are hiking boots and they are the most comfortable and light boot I have ever had.

This year we need to go further towards the river....or those islands off capt hirams we saw paddling, that place is awesome...and peggy can anchor his boat tight there. I like that island
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2011, 03:16:16 PM »

More wildlife? No. Probably not.

But once I was almost stepped on by a moose
while I was napping.  I woke up with a jump,
and the moose took off into the lake.
I was not wearing my boots which is good because
they would have gotten filled with a pale yellow liquid.

Then there was the porcupine
who was sure he was going to chew my boots
(they like salt) while I held the dog back
who was sure he was going to chew the porcupine
with one hand and rescued the boots with the other.
Had the dog gotten hold of the porkie it would have been bad
considering how far out in the sticks we were.

And there was the early morning I sat frozen in HOLY TERROR
as a mother skunk and her kittens investigated my dinner dishes
(I didn't wash up the night before, slacker)
and the same dog snored peacefully on my sleeping pad next to me.

But maybe you meant pumps? 
Can you see more wildlife in $300 pumps?
Anyone?  Anyone? 

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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2011, 12:51:54 PM »

To put it into context, you can catch the same wave on a Chinese made soft top that you can on a custom O'hare, and maybe have as much fun.  But, you probably will not realize the same amount of pleasure and performance on the soft top. 

The extra money spent on boots gets you Gore-Tex to keep your feet dry, a stiff sole to reduce fatigue, and a durable build which will last years longer than a less expensive boot.  Although, if you're making a bunch of noise or not being observant you probably will not see more wildlife, but at least your feet will appreciate it after a long day with a heavy pack.  It's all a compromise of sorts.

Regarding boots, I had a pair from EMS that lasted a decade out here (I had them re-soled after 6 or 7 years to keep them going though).  I'm kicking around in lighter weight Vasques now, which are getting the job done but I doubt they will last as long.  Also really like Scarpa's, but am not sure where they are made these days.
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2011, 01:25:13 PM »

Scarpa's homepage says made in Italy. 
They know a few things about boots and shoes there.
Nice looking boots BTW, I was not familiar with them:

BAILOUT ITALY!  BUY SCARPA!

Was reading your post of comparisons and thinking about relative importance.
(in descending order)
(and limited to 4 because I like even numbers)

Surfing:  shortboard, longboard, fish, step up
Audio: speakers, preamp, source, amp
Hiking: boots, pack, bag, stove

But just my opinions of course,
in hopes of stirring discussion.  :)
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2011, 12:38:02 PM »

Oatmeal. 

First light stove and boil water,
remove a cup for tea (not "instant" coffee :P ).
Add oatmeal to the remaining water.
Add brown sugar to the tea and oatmeal.
Consume.  Repeat daily as necessary.
Or until the unfortunate return to civilization.

Oatmeal, it's what the outdoors is made of. 

 ???
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2011, 07:42:18 AM »

Christmas is coooooming, the goose getting fat!

Inside sources say the Middle One wants a tent.
Limbering up the the credit to stimulate the economy. 
I love buying hiking stuff, even if it's not for me.

 ;D
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2011, 03:26:10 PM »

Just had some Bob's Redmill oatmeal for breakfast with a pinch of brown sugar, yum!
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2011, 01:42:32 PM »

Good Job Thrill!
This is the sort of response I was hopeing for.

Buying one of these as a Christmas present for one of the kids.
I lived in these for months at a time. 
Heavy, but a simple setup and way durable. 

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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2011, 04:09:16 PM »

9AM,

Sheck out http://www.steepandcheap.com for cheap tents ( they had a Big Agnes 4 man tent on there for $200 the other day). They constantly have quality tents at bargain prices.
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