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I need some help adjudicating a a terrible abuse of ultalight ethic.

 

A few months ago while hiking with some friends my. buddy and I decided to CO-OP on some of our gear such as water purification, stoves, tools and such to reduce our pack weights over a 20 mile rugged hike. On the second day I happened to notice he had packed in chocolate raisins while I had brought white yogurt raisins of the same brand. I thought it would be a funny little HAHA to dump my raisins into his bag as to reduce my pack weight even if just by few grams. We had been having miles long discussions about pack weight and how I had made many efforts & $$$ to get down to lightweight pack. Well the last day at lunch he discovered the xtra raisins and claimed treason against the CO-OP and prommised retribution. We all had a good laugh and finished out the hike.

 

Well this past weekend we decided on a one night hike to Rice Creek and headed out. Getting out of the truck I thought my pack was alittle heavy but figured it must be the addition of a small softside cooler with a few cold ones for later. Well we hike, and I sweat but I keep my eye on the prize and we arrive at the Rice Creek Hilton after awhile. I begin to break my pack down and much to my suprise, I find a 12" Cast Iron Skillet smuggeld into my pack. My buddy, bust out in laughter and tells me I had left that pan in his boat a few weekends before on a Matanzas River camp and he had simply wanted to return it. He then brought the rasins up and said we were now even. The worst part was that he did bring anyting to cook in the pan, not even some eggs?

 

I am considering filling his external frame pack tubes with soft lead fishing shot. I will weigh the pan and subtract out the weight of one packcage of yogurt rasins and use that as the adjusted rate of return weight of lead shot.

 

Did I mention he used his son to do the stashing as he distracted me? How he distracted me is not appropriate topic matter for this forum.

 

I do not think we are even. But I ask you the hiking comunity what you think?

Do you have any better suggestions?

 

Or should I just accept it and move on?

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Never accept defeat! Think about the fact that out of your "fun" you are becoming stronger hikers. The lead shot idea is PERFECT! (minus the weight of the raisins of course)

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Its absolutely not over. A friend of mine laid my fixed blade knife against my forearm on time while I was driving not knowing it was razor sharp and when I felt something on my arm I flinched and cut myself all the way across my bicep. ( a very long ways)  :P  blood immediately started running down my arm. My buddy panicked (although it was just a thin scratch) and wiped the blood off with his now ruined white sweat shirt.

 

He said go ahead and cut me back.  :scared:  I said no your expecting it. Im going to get ya when you aint looking.  :mad:

 

That was 18 years ago and its still not settled.  :D  When ever I have a knife in my hand I start looking at him and he gets nervous.  :woot:

 

True story.  :P

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Welcome back Gen Last post December 24, 2007, 06:07:55 PM    :thumbup:

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Guest smallgamehunter

sounds to me like he need the lead shot treatment with a lil thrown in as a i got u last no it finished measure

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Not that any of us here would condone such behavior  ;) But filling the pack with lead shot yes good idea maybe a little extra for good measure :whistle:

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Guest blacksmith

happy097.gif happy097.gif yeah and a rock or two

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Never accept defeat! Think about the fact that out of your "fun" you are becoming stronger hikers. The lead shot idea is PERFECT! (minus the weight of the raisins of course)

 

~ I totally agree. Never let it go. You could melt the soft lead and pour it into the frames for added fun.  :naughty:  that would be a gift that just keeps on giving.  :hugegrin:

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speaking of hiking im getting ready to sart a 4 mile hike once a week and am looking for a good pair of boots anny sugestions not looking to send alot eather like 50 bucks

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You know if your not going in wet rugged conditions Nike Air is the most comfortable shoes I own.

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Guest smallgamehunter

hillbilly look at ur local walmart for a pair of brama boots called swat boots they steel toed and i wear them all the time for my hikes.

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If he has a external frame pack you can pull the plugs on the bottom of the frame and fill it with sand or concrete depending on how mean you feel. :devil:

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If he has a external frame pack you can pull the plugs on the bottom of the frame and fill it with sand or concrete depending on how mean you feel. :devil:

 

~ sounds like somebody is quite the expert on practical hiking jokes...    :whistle:

 

I mean "Pull the plugs on the bottom of the frame and fill it with sand" ?  :unsure:

 

that sounds like "been there, done that" kind of advice to me ...  :woot:

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