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  1. Jack Treseder on December 11, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Love the video but suggesting not to bring a first aid kit? Just because you don’t use it all the time doesn’t mean you don’t need a first aid kit!

  2. 자유roy on December 11, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Those tips are only for you? Or for some beginners Thanks mate anyway

  3. Jason Morgan on December 11, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    You sound like Sheldon, from the big bang theroy

  4. texmexia49 on December 11, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    8.3 oz total for my Toaks 900 ml w/lid; 400 ml cup: titanium spork: and Soto Windmaster.

  5. Will Scott on December 11, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    I doubt he was serious about sharing a toothbrush

  6. Dan Stobbart on December 11, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Don’t bother with floss or toothpaste.. brush your teeth with a brush only (handle cut short), take ONLY a bag of peanuts to eat, don’t bother with boxers, no watch if you carry a phone, no first aid kit (maybe migraine pills & lipsaver ?), shave your head and cut off your little fingers as you don’t really need them … etc…… 🙂

  7. Aaron Martin on December 11, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    I like a lot of your advice and will most likely heed a lot of it, but under no circumstances will I EVER share a toothbrush. Not even with my wife. Nope.

  8. Welco on December 11, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Lose 10 pounds

  9. Asim Kinhnarath on December 11, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Watching from Portland OR. Thanks for the tips

  10. Erick Ortiz on December 11, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    I liked your videos so much I just subscribed to your channel. It is hard to come by the disposable toothbrush anymore. Those are my favorite though. What is your favorite shelter system? Thank you so much for sharing this video. God bless you.

  11. Danbushcraft Wildhike on December 11, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    No clean underwear gez after day 2 your a dirty git I bring a new pair for every night and just carry them wtf

  12. Marc-André B on December 11, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Vocal-fry is real.

  13. Rob the Wayward Woodworker on December 11, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    You had me right up to toothbrush sharing. 🤢

  14. Thomas Janesch on December 11, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    NEVER cut back on water. Always carry more than you need, just in case. We go ultralight, so that we can comfortably carry more water and other things we really need.

  15. Charles Sporky on December 11, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Appreciate the video!
    However, I sweat PROFUSELY so have to carry salt supplements and refill my 3.5L reserves practically every stream, and I barely pee. It’s usually very close to empty each time. It’s unfortunate, lol – especially on the A.T., where shelters are usually in valleys and you leave and climb with 8 pounds of water. But I don’t have to carry much when it comes to insulation, so that’s good.
    As for smell and extra clothing… I have to have a little bit of deodorant just for myself in my sleeping bag. Just how I am. And I find that the extra underwear is REALLY worth it, as are some comfort/town lightweight clothes. The undies don’t exactly weight much!

  16. Anthony on December 11, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Did this dude just say he has been wearing the same undies for 5 days?!?!?!

  17. Coach Hannah on December 11, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Travel-size toothpaste: I took two tube caps, epoxied them together, drilled a hole between them, so I refill my mini-tube!

  18. On The Trail on December 11, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    There is no way you weigh 200 pounds. WTF?

  19. bob seri on December 11, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Good advice, but the water thing is REALLY situational. I live in the middle of the desert in Arizona and if you carried a single liter of water here, most people would die before they leave the parking lot. I’m exaggerating, but only barely.

  20. Coach Hannah on December 11, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    A book is 5 oz…

  21. Jonathan Adami on December 11, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Hiking in Australia makes you a little worried about water. I did 28km last time without seeing any creek, I started with 4L and ran out, it was 41deg C and I drink more than average I guess. But the end of the hike was an ordeal without water. Anyway, cool video, thanks for making it 😉

  22. Dain IronFoot on December 11, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    "How will you survive without a P-38 can opener and quickclot to cauterize the hole you put in your hand with your morakniv!" – Bushcraft Dads who camp 3 miles from the trailhead

  23. JessieBanana on December 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    While I don’t think extra day clothes are necessary, I do think separate base layers to sleep in is not only nice, but practical if you get very during the day, need extra layers of warmth during the day, and keep your sleeping bag a little bit fresher, especially if you wipe down your arm pits and groin. I’d include a separate pair of socks as well. Feet hygiene is a part of safety IMO. As a woman, I’d rather carry a separate pair of panties. The weight isn’t worth a yeast infection.

    Not all deodorant has a fragrance and *I* care. Not smelling isn’t really about not offending other people.

  24. Benjamin Villasenor on December 11, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Share a toothbrush?

  25. Kenny Monty on December 11, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Oh boy!

  26. os2soliz on December 11, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Iron Tazz, thank you for sharing your information about backpacking in the Pacific Northwest.

  27. davidyanceyjr on December 11, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    "I weigh over 200 pounds", brother must be about 6’3" – great video. Thumbs up.

  28. EddieErion929 on December 11, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Likes your vid but the water tip is for your own personal beliefs. Also I’m puzzled by the underarm deodorant tip but your brushing your teeth in the tent, nuts! ( no I don’t use or take deodorant either)

  29. Leslie Ross on December 11, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    share toothbrush no

  30. Jeremy Page on December 11, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Some of the worst advice i have ever heard in my life. Don’t be so weak and discussting, carry your own personal tooth brush (bacteria), what’s next share used TP, boxers 2 pairs minimum wet dry routine avoid wet rash ect. If short trip carry a reasonable amount, why risk contamination. Just bad advice from a weak lazy individual who probably doesn’t change his socks for two weeks either ppl. Suprised you if don’t go man down shits and skin fungus infections all the time!

  31. Nathaniel Stone on December 11, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Pauly Shore really has gotten a lot more serious as he’s she’s aged.

  32. Jack Obrein on December 11, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Tip: In the days of old your horse or dog was your water carrier.
    Even to this days many of my fellow cowboys carry two 4 quart canteens on their horses. Not for the horse but for them selves. One to drink the other to wash. Having a beast of burden changes what you carry on your back.
    Often I just have a nap sack with me.
    My horse carries the rest.

  33. BlakeW5 on December 11, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    First trip, take all the typically recommended gear, and a few peace of mind items. During that trip either bring a pen and paper, or keep notes in hour phone. Tally each time you use an item. Use that list to determine what you can leave at home next time.

    Honestly, I don’t believe in first aid kits either. If you have anaphylactic allergies or critical meds you take, sure bring them. Honestly a tiny kit with bandaids and ointment won’t make a bit of a difference should an actual emergency occur. The tiny cuts and scrapes they’re geared towards addressing can honestly wait.

    Final point, knowledge weighs nothing. If you’re familiar and competent with outdoorsy stuff you can thrive without half the stuff the usual hiker/backpacker carries.

  34. Jack Obrein on December 11, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Question: Does your pack have the 10 C’s of survivablity? If it doesn’t then you need to rethink you load out!

  35. Peter Nilsson on December 11, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Best light backpack video that I have seen, think light and think cheap.

  36. Benjamin Villasenor on December 11, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    What’s this one litter of water talk on this videos?
    What if the stream in the map is dry when you get there. Bring 2 at minimum. WTF.

  37. Jason Pettit on December 11, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Yeah I drink a lot of bourbon,and smoke alot of weed when I’m hiking,it does the body good…

  38. 1977kops on December 11, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    6:44 was your fiancee carrying an umbrella?

  39. Jeremy Hoffman on December 11, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Yeah man awesome! Not sure about the stoveless backpacking but pacwest is amazing! Lake crescent baby!

  40. baz carter on December 11, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    The classic three pile trick… first pile kit that you used twice or more, second kit that you used once, and the third kit you didn’t use at all. You hope your first aid kit and rainproof is in the last pile! Don’t pack the third pile next time. And look at the second pile, could you have done without these items?

  41. james bond on December 11, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Water weighs same in ur belly

  42. Tomek_PL on December 11, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    i cant unerdstand the deodorant issue. It doesnt weight a lot and your sweat attracts bugs&bears the same way… all but your GF. Well your GF must be tough.. cos when you mentioned about sharing a toothbrush she didnt even blink.

  43. Ted on December 11, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    The weight weenieness gets a little ridiculous. Share a toothbrush… no. The idea of not bringing at least one change of underwear and socks is gross. 1 liter of water is fine in rainy New England, in places like Colorado it’s dangerous advise. Sometimes 3 liters isn’t enough if it’s been a dry year in some parts of the state.

  44. Tom Cat on December 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    share a toothbrush…okay hell no. And going to bed dirty is a horrible idea (let’s be clear I’m not hating on your style I just think it’s insane). Bring a very lightweight shirt, pants, socks for bed only. Going to bed dirty is very unhygienic and also what if you fall in a mud puddle right before nightfall? have fun with that night’s rest, I strongly advise against not bringing something to use just for bed if you want a real nights sleep and tbh it’s going to change your pack weight by a very unnoticeable amount. Great vid but personally I don’t agree with much in this one.

  45. Jerome Bullard on December 11, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Never skimp on weight when it comes to items that can save your life. Be it a water filter (Katadyn pocket), or a gun (.45 Glock), these are the things that really matter for extreme backpacking. Aboot the gun; never shoot the bear, just shoot towards it. That’ll scare them off every time. Also, the gun is great for dealing with the most dangerous predator of all… “the Hills have eyes” humans.

  46. Robin Savard on December 11, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I’d rather struggle carrying extra weight than struggle with no water. Sorry, but disagree with you on this. I always bring twice the water I need. I’ve gotten a tad lost, and the one litter was a problem!

  47. rolfdenver on December 11, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Great info; thanks! I’m 61 and about to retire and hit some trails. This will help my knees.

  48. BlakeW5 on December 11, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    I’ll agree on water, most people carry too much. It’s very situational though and I’d argue new people should risk carrying too much until they figure out their own needs.

    Climate, elevation, personal fitness all factors in. I live in an area that gets stupid humid in the summer. Once you start sweating you really don’t stop. Fortunately my area also has a stream every 5 feet it seems.

  49. Slow Backpacker on December 11, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    I hike volcanoes, as much as 19 km a day.
    There are no water sources.
    We (my weimaraner and i) hiked a 4000 meter volcano, and i ran out of water, now i do carry a 4 to 5 litrs for the two of us, for an overnight hiking trip.

    Thank you for the rest of the tips.

  50. Dan Trutron on December 11, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Thoughtful points. Thanks for sharing. Water carry is a tough one to dial in with precision unless you have actual knowledge of what’s ahead, which can be challenging at times ! I lean toward your take on it. Like the toothpaste tip. I switched to toothpaste tablets 3 years ago, some drawbacks, but, overall I am happy with them. May try your method as well, I have used tooth powder and baking soda in a small container before, but too much waste and lack of control over the powder !

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