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markwebster

packing check list for climbing

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I didn't see cooler full of beer. Sierra Nevada Torpedo preferably.

 

I also bring a few heavy duty pain pills (percocet/vicodin) for just in case moments. Not sure entirely necessary...

 

Nice list!

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bug head-net - the only way to endure the mozzies when they're at warp 9 levels

 

birth control's a nice touch - i rely on my natural, inner ugliness though, much lighter :)

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I didn't see cooler full of beer. Sierra Nevada Torpedo preferably.

 

That's a good one for a bivy. But on one occasion the serious hop content combined with a dehydrated Indian food dinner was unreal.

 

Anyway, glad to see I'm not the only one with a list.

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Hey Mark...wet ones, beer, paper towels, I think of them as groceries. It would be nice to add Fireball though...

 

Mosquito net is something I should add. It lives in my pack and should be on the list.

 

There is no chair on the list because needing one would mean I'm getting old. I like my drunk chair: make a "T" with two peices of firewood. If you can't balance on it, you've had too many Mikes.

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Got skis on there, but how about ski boots? I know it seems obvious, but I've learned my lesson that nothing is obvious at 4am when getting ready.

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BootsandPants:

good tip, I changed it to skis, boots and poles.

 

rob:

Yes, people drink Fireball...in quantity...but maybe I hang with too many dirtbags.

 

I added a "print friendly" click function, after which it fits on standard copy paper.

 

Keep the additions coming! You guys get out in the mountains more than me.

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i don't go anywhere w/o my "spare parts" container - my friends seem to always be the ones supplying the nuts n' bolts though... :)

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Oddly enough I was in a ski hut this weekend and someone pulled out bottle of Fireball. Nasty stuff....

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Pretty sure it's a favorite of teenage girls and frat boys. Most climbers I know drink single malt or bourbon.

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Truth is, nothing goes down as easy in the alpine as a flask of smooth Canadian Hunter, and easy on the pocket book too.

Ask a mountain guide...Gordo Fausto always pack a jug for clients and friends!

Gordo knows, and now so do you!

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That's right! Gordo says, "Always pack the Hunter!"

 

 

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Canadian Hunter is pretty good too but I wouldn't think hunting Canadians would be all that hard.

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Yes you would Pete, cause while you Americans are packing your purses with the checklist of 40 essentials, I just stuff some extra awesome in my toque and I'm good to go.

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Yes you would Pete, cause while you Americans are packing your purses with the checklist of 40 essentials, I just stuff some extra awesome in my toque and I'm good to go.

 

Just be sure to call your mum first.

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First of all it's great to know that the Hunter is loved by many; hard to find a cheaper, better cure for what ails you.

 

Fireball, in my experience, is for people who want to say 'I drink whiskey!' but can't really drink whiskey. But I have a certain affinity for Hot Tamales, and Fireball is essentailly a liquid version that also inebriates me, so I'll take a pull if offered one.

 

In my experience Canadians are too busy climbing harder than me, downplaying their achievments, or just generally being hard to bother with checklists (but I freaking love lists).

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Canadian Hunter; going to have to try that. Single malt is usually too spendy for the ones I like, and fireball just makes me do stupid things...

 

I'd also like to point out that 17/25 replies to this thread are related to whisky. I'm glad to see everyone has their priorities straight. :brew:

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