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by Stavman
Feb 14 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?

The excitement in your planning is refreshing, hope your trip goes well. Thanks... I am pretty Pumped and I forgot... was looking at the Tarp Tents... 24oz with no Poles, ya use a hiking pole which I dont use... so would be about 28oz with 2 poles.. and about $300 :o Ouch so was searching and found...
by Stavman
Feb 14 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?

:tt: ](*,) I just dont see how I can get below 30lb Pack.. better than last trip though... think I was 34-35lbs :wlift: time ta pump some weights I guess with the heat lately... dont wanna drop anymore water... Just in case some spots are dry.... Ya bit exited :y: ... so sorry for all the posts :sor...
by Stavman
Feb 14 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?

All prepped and ready for My trip here on Tues,Wed and Thurs...

Getting food ready now... doing some Polenta & eggs ta toss in the dehydrator


Fun Fun Fun
by Stavman
Feb 13 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: How Much.. and what kind of Trail food do YOU bring
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: How Much.. and what kind of Trail food do YOU bring

Some good Trail snack Info for ya Sesame Bread Sticks 1oz/150calories Pepperoni 1oz/150c Peanut/cheese cracker packs 1oz/150c Peanut M&M's 1oz/150c Fun Size snickers 2ea=1.2oz/160c Summer Sausage 1oz/90c Sharp Cheddar 1oz/110c 6" Flour Torts 1oz/100c Olive Oil 10z/240c So now to start mixing and Mat...
by Stavman
Feb 12 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: How Much.. and what kind of Trail food do YOU bring
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: How Much.. and what kind of Trail food do YOU bring

I love talking trail food, though - love even more cooking and eating it! agree 1000% as you can tell by my 1st Post... and nothing like a great gourmet diner on the trail Personally, I like to be closer to 3000 calories a day for backpacking trips, which means at least 1.5 lbs of food per person (...
by Stavman
Feb 09 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: How Much.. and what kind of Trail food do YOU bring
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

How Much.. and what kind of Trail food do YOU bring

I keep thinking back to my Old Days of Backpacking (20+ years ago).. Top Raman...Oatmeal....Choc Pudding in my Water Bottle... Ahhh Those where the days... :lol: :lol: :lol: :sweat: Ive been dehydrating food, jerky mainly, for a Few years now... so when I decided to start Backpacking again in Nov 20...
by Stavman
Feb 09 2016 8:06 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Backpack size?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Backpack size?

How long ya gunna be gone? I just got an Osprey Exos 48... 48ltr. I am going for 3 days/2 nights on my 1st trip with it next week in the Northeest Sups. I have 2-1 liter jars and will have a 2l camel pack insert for it today. That is plenty for most of the Sups Hikes. wont fill Both jars but will ca...
by Stavman
Feb 08 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?

Oh and it looks Like Ill be heading out Feb 16th-18th... so light Trail Traffic I hope So I dumped my REI Travers New Star Pack... thing was just under 5lbs and 5-3/4lbs with the Top removable day pack.. Picked up a Ospray Exos 48. It weighs in at a nice 2lbs 8oz.. So dropped almost 2.5lbs and it se...
by Stavman
Feb 04 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?

Ya I did that at La Barge also,,,, was more wood when I left than when I showed Up

Thanks all... Think this is my next Trip.... Warming up soon... Maybe before end of the Month
by Stavman
Jan 31 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?

'Is the trail better Clockwise or Counter clockwise ALMAL

Read and saw all yer Pics.... why i think this would be a Great Next Trip
by Stavman
Jan 31 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Marsh Valley Loop- Good camp spots?

Thinking of doing this Loop Soon http://hikearizona.com/map.php?GPS=11493 where might 2 good camp spots be on this loop... Or More if they exist? Heard of one by La Barge Box but not sure where? Hoping to do 3 days 2 nights.. But may change it up to a 2 day 1 night.. depends on how my schedule pans ...
by Stavman
Dec 11 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Solo backpacking in Superstition Mountain area
Replies: 41
Views: 2081

Re: Solo backpacking in Superstition Mountain area

I just did it 2 weeks ago... so no problem at all

Just plan ahead... and Light pack helps on the Sups Trails also....

and Have fun
by Stavman
Dec 04 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions

Tryin ta figure all this out...LOL

the routs... well not complete... I have a HUGE report but not sure how ta link em all... and really... Not sure how my Routes posted


HELP!!!

LOL
by Stavman
Nov 28 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions

Just be sure now that your well hydrated for Monday morning. Begin that process tomorrow morning. Your body will appreciate it later when you start giving it that big workout. Good Call.. NFL Sunday... need ta stay away from the Beer... Get me a 2mile+ walk in am... and Chug some water all day... D...
by Stavman
Nov 28 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions

Down to 34lbs is..
Dropped 2Q water 4+lbs
Rain Fly 17oz
A few Misc Items... about 8oz

Dropped about 7lbs

Getting Closer
by Stavman
Nov 28 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions

You all are AWESOME Ill be sure and Note these sites.. and download em to my phone and the HAV app Ya if I make it up Cardiac Hill... I should be dialed...If....LOL So maybe bring 2 quarts ish... Hey what about a Filter vs Chlorine or Iodine? No filter means 1lb less. I usualy Filter and drop in Tab...
by Stavman
Nov 27 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions

Thanks... where is Peralta Rock? and I assume Cardiac hill is the 3280 pass by Williams Camp
by Stavman
Nov 27 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions

I figured If I make it to LaBarge Id just head to Charlebolis....but is a Good option also

Ya thinking ta cut my water in 1/2...... still a heavy pack.... well considering... 12yrs ago I never left without a 50lb pack...LOL
by Stavman
Nov 27 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions

Ok... so leaving Monday.... Gunna take it kinda easy... Plan A Peralta TH to Crystal Springs.... Camp Day 2A To Charlebois Springs... Camp Day 2b If day one was harder on my Knees Ill go to Trap Canyon area Instead...Camp Day 3.... Head Out..... Plan B If when I get to Crystal Springs... and I feel ...
by Stavman
Nov 18 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Best Superstitions 2 Day Backpack Trip Ideas/suggestions

So is there Dehydrated Beer... That will be my toughest challenge I think :) I have the HAV app on my Phone.... so Plan on showing ya all my errors and successes... Sorry but I tend ta ramble and have WAY too much free Time....... :sweat: Now I need ta plan my Menu.....hmmmm... time ta dry some vegg...

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