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UpToTheOzone


Aug 24, 2012, 1:24 PM
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Long climbing trip, what other gear should I have?
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I'm in the planning stages of an 8 week trip finishing and spending most time in California. I've got the climbing gear that I need, but what about the camping stuff?

Things I already have are: Raincoat, puffy, sleeping bag (Synthetic and only +30),sleeping pad, tent, camp stove, 5 gallon water container, great footwear

I'm already looking into a down sleeping bag, what temp rating should I look for if I'm finishing the trip in Yosemite in late October?

I'm thinking about a hammock and know there are other things that I am missing. Looking for ideas on what is a must have or what people have wished they had in the past.


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Aug 24, 2012, 2:21 PM
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Throw in a unicycle, a spear gun, and a compass and you'd be looking good.


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Aug 25, 2012, 6:08 PM
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Car camping. If so id say three buckets to hold water. get the 5 gallon ones at home depot or wherever. That way you have a great way to wash dishes.

In my youth i would just call things dirty and just make do with em the next day. I never got sick but it was grose.

Now i bring a bottle of dish soap, a small bottle of bleach and a scubbie pad.

Soap in the first bucket, rinse in the second bleach solutino in the third. Just let em air dry.

This may seem like over kill for a small group but ususaly when i set this up EVERYBODY want to do thier dishes too. So set this up make friends, trade for their cookies.


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Instead of a new sleeping bag, if you are car camping, consider a fleece or flannel liner. The liner is easier to clean and will make you sleeping bag warmer on colder nights. On warm night, you can use just the liner too.

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