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[pct-l] My kind of backpacking
- Subject: [pct-l] My kind of backpacking
- From: "Carl Siechert" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 11:36:39 -0700
Why go the Ray Way? Real PCTers observe the "Clarke Crush" method. The equipment list in Clinton C. Clarke's "Pacific Crest Trailway" (1945) has a total base weight of 41 lbs. 10 oz. (including 4 lbs. 8 oz. for clothing worn). Throw in 28 lbs. of food, and there you go: a comfortable 65 lbs. 8 oz. on your back.
Read more: http://www.pctplanner.com/pcttrailway/pg054.html
This sort of weight provides innumerable advantages over that wimpy Ray Way:
* You have a constant reminder that you're backpacking.
* You don't need to worry about getting blown off the trail.
* Increases upper body strength.
* You don't need to worry about your pack being ripped off when you're in town.
* Encourages you to stop more often and enjoy the scenery.
Okay, back to work now...
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