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Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby oldranger » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:09 pm

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Couldn't help myself! :D
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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby zacjust32 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:57 pm

Not a viable long-term solution, I have gotten a reputation and for some reason don't have many companions nowadays
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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby gary c. » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:12 am

:thumbsup: :D
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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby cslaght » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:48 am

Zac, there's no reputation when they get eaten, right? haha ;)
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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby Jimr » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:10 am

It's just a different reputation. Buddies go in, but they don't come out.
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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby oldranger » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:32 pm

Problem for me is that there is no one slower that is still backpacking!
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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby rlown » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:39 pm

maybe it's also that you take 45 mins to pack up before you leave??
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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby maverick » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:33 pm

Problem for me is that there is no one slower that is still backpacking!


You don't need to be constantly hiking together, set a meet-up/camping spot ahead of time along with your route, the other person can go fishing, photograph, or climb a peak until you get there. But your good company OR, so who needs to be in a rush. :)
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby oldranger » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:43 pm

Maverick

Hiking separate kind of misses the point! When I hike with my son, even off trail we are mostly hiking separately. About the time I start swearing where the f....... is he ! there he is leaning against a rock or a tree waiting for me, sometimes asleep!
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Re: Picking companions for Backpacking

Postby maverick » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:43 pm

there he is leaning against a rock or a tree waiting for me, sometimes asleep!
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