Jan 1, 2013 at 8:34 am #1297552
I'm in the process of putting together a hiker's care box for hiker who's contacted me. I'm not going to spill his life story here but its enough to say that he was injured in service to our nation and needs some gear so he can enjoy the wilderness that is helping him heal.
He's been hiking with old gear just to get out but he really needs some updates
I am sending…
Quilt (prototype that went south but still a good quilt)
Clothes, he takes a 44" waist and 3Xl shirt (i have some shorts and shirts to send it just so happens I am about the same size)
I might also have a pack and shelter but if they're what im thinking of they aren't great. I need to check my bin
If anybody has gear they'd like to contribute he could also use a tarp or tent, rain gear or poncho, hiking poles (helps his injury),sleeping pad, solo pot, boots/Shoes 11.5ee
My guess is a headlamp or flashlight and perhaps a few of the odds and ends type things we don't often think of.
I'm planning to put my stuff together by next week but if anyone has things to contribute i'll gladly cover the shipping so we can help him get back outside.
-TimJan 1, 2013 at 8:42 am #1939847
Do you want a Ti pot or anything will do?
I have Fosters Beer can setup (pot with lid/plastic container) which I am willing to provide.Jan 1, 2013 at 8:46 am #1939849
That's perfect, it doesn't have to be high dollar stuff it just has to work.
-TimJan 1, 2013 at 9:00 am #1939856
Its my favorite pot with fiber glass wick around it to protect hands. I have also added a 1lt rubber water bladder, Timex watch (one of my fav too)and some small sundries which he can use for sure.Jan 1, 2013 at 9:07 am #1939862
thanks very much. PM me to setup shipment whenever you're ready.
-TimJan 1, 2013 at 10:11 am #1939891
PM sent about my Appy Trails Mark 3 as donation.
MattJan 1, 2013 at 10:29 am #1939900
I may have some small odds and ends that i would be willing to donate if you will let me know how to go about doing that!
BENJan 1, 2013 at 10:31 am #1939903
thanks Ben, just PM me and i'll get you my address so i can pack it all up for him and send him a big ole box to open up.
-TimJan 1, 2013 at 11:18 am #1939913
I have a balaclave in fleece, also a gatorade container with lid, the small one that looks like a water coller that is good for a cup, or to finish cooking your fbm in while you boil more watet,it has a cozy with it also. I'm sure I have an extra spork or spoon, I can also send him a MYOG lantern that is a wate proof light with a cuben fiber sack for the diffuser. Here's a pic
JackJan 1, 2013 at 11:26 am #1939916
@anthonywestonLocale: Southern CA
I have some hiking poles and some other stuff.
I'll pm you.
AnthonyJan 1, 2013 at 11:42 am #1939919
The response to this has been awesome. Apart for some footwear and maybe rain gear I think we've covered the bases. Contact me about shipping and we'll get this care package sent off.
-TimJan 1, 2013 at 11:45 am #1939920
@onthecouchagainLocale: Sunny SoCal
I have a pair of brand new unused Inov8 low top hiking shoes in size 13, would these work for him?
couchJan 1, 2013 at 11:54 am #1939925
I'm not sure Dave, that seems big but I don't know how those fit. I'm an 11.5eeee and was thinking I'd go 13 next round but shoe fit is a very personal thing. What do others think? I can check with him.
-TimJan 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm #1939934
Tim I have some Danners that are a size 12 regular width, a little stretched out that may work with plenty of life left in them.
Let me know if these wil work.
JackJan 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm #1939942
I have a note out to him about the 13s ill let you guys know when I hear back from him.
-TimJan 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm #1939970
Tim, I might have a couple of Patagonia LS' that are size XXL but run very large. I'm 250 lbs and they are big on me. Can you use them?Jan 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm #1939983
Im sure he would get some use from them.
Here this should save everyone some time, its public info now anyway.
519 Chatfield St
Winona, MN 55987
I am still ready to cover shipping for anyone that needs it.
-TimJan 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm #1940007
I didn't have a spork, but what I do have is a Snowpeak Titanium spoon and fork in it's own little webbing holder.
JackJan 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm #1940018
I think one of the guys who emailed me is sending a long handled spoon. I better get a list up so we dont overlap too much.Jan 2, 2013 at 8:08 am #1940155
Here is what we have lined up…
Shoes/Boots-Jack's size 12s
ground sheet- Anonymous
Long handled Ti Spoon-Anonymous
I think this is pretty much everything, I've gotten a lot of PMs and emails and am so excited by the generosity of this community. He will be so excited and thank full for all of this.
-TimJan 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm #1940359
Pad and poncho added. I think we've got him as close to covered as we can from here. Thank you to all, once the gear comes in i'll send him a nice box 'o goodies from all of us.
-TimJan 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm #1940368
This is really a great thing youv'e organised here Tim.
I am glad i bought my quilt from you as i see that you and yours not only make great gear but have big hearts to match.
Good on you and everyone who donated to your friend!Jan 16, 2013 at 8:29 am #1944323
Ben, Matt and Steve
Have you sent your contributions? I have everything else and am looking to send it off. Just let me know via PM or email if you prefer. If its in the mail i'll wait for it if not probably wont this time.
-TimJan 16, 2013 at 9:12 am #1944337
Sorry Tim, I found out that my wife gave them to Goodwill last year. My bad…Jan 16, 2013 at 9:28 am #1944344
No problem Steve. Matt's stuff just showed up so unless I hear from Ben ill ship it tomorrow. Thanks everyone.
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