Jun 8, 2011 at 10:37 am #1275101
I think we should chip in and buy this fella a membership?Jun 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm #1746521
I am relatively new to backpacking, but I am so grateful that I found this site early on. I've never had to experience anything like that.Jun 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm #1746524
now that's how real men backpack! i love the part at 0:13 where it almost flew over his head. for a second there i was expecting him to put that other backpack on his front.
i like the suggestion in the first comment…."you need a larger backpack!"
or maybe less stuff?Jun 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm #1746526
drowning in spamMember
It wasn't nearly as heavy as he made it out to be. My Dana Designs Astralplane loaded with 90 pounds has never come close to accidentally flying over my head.Jun 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm #1746542
I have easily flipped someone 200 pounds over my head in my Judo past. Shouldn't be that hard with a 90 pound pack….;)Jun 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm #1746550
drowning in spamMember
I've done Judo too. If you're putting on a pack like you'd throw someone in Judo, you're really doing it wrong! Actually, one impressive thing I've seen is an ex-Israeli soldier throw my heavy pack over his head to put it on.Jun 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm #1746570
@knaightLocale: Western Massachusetts
Those guys must really love the outdoors. I think if I did one of my first trips with that much weight, I might have been convinced to stick to dayhikes.
This is coming from someone who carried a 50 lbs pack on several occasions.Jun 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm #1746613
@nzbazzaLocale: New Zealand
Stand with the pack against your feet with the panel that goes against your back facing outwards and hold the shoulder straps. Then with a mighty heave (not so mighty if UL!!!) lift the pack up and flick over your head then slide your arms through the shoulder straps as the pack comes down and settles against your back. It looks mighty impressive, if not potentially hazardous to bystanders and reducing the life expectancy of your pack with blown stitching.Jun 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm #1747097
@elmvineLocale: Central Texas
My daughter used to do that with her pack on Camp Fire trips when she was in high school. We were carrying ~40 lb packs total weight (pre LW days). And she weighed 90-100. The Trip Leader told her she would get hurt flipping it like that, but she did it anyway, just because she could…Jun 12, 2011 at 7:24 am #1748119
@texicoLocale: North Georgia
I've had several friends break their packs by flipping them over their heads. In fact, one friend had a shoulder straps break on day one of our Philmont trek years ago.
The way I put my pack on, as a right-handed person, is to hold the haul loop in my left had and the right shoulder strap in my right hand. I then lift it up and around the right side of my body while sliding my right and then left arms through the straps. This way most of the weight is held by the haul loop until right before I slip my left arm through. It works for me from 20lbs to 60lbs.Jun 12, 2011 at 9:55 am #1748175
@dondoLocale: Colorado Rockies
Now that is funny. Love the sound effects.Jun 13, 2011 at 9:58 am #1748564
@joegeibLocale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
You should see his friend:
His backpack even has a backpack.Jun 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm #1748854
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
I love the "hanging chad" on the back of his pack. It would be embarrassing to have that guy in our group. Unless he was carrying a fifth of Glenlivet.
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