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“Yeah well as most TTers know Ice Tea is not one for a light load. Well today er tonight I've packed my pack for tomorrow and I've got room to spare.....I don't know what to do, and I packed usless #&%!$ too!!! Its like my backpack to the slim fast plan, its starving for more gear. Really, the straps are cranked all the way down, I was just wondering if in the case of haveing extra cu in you would just re-pack everything just not as tight to maintain pack form.....
It doesn't matter for this trip since I'm rafting and paint balling, but I was wondering for future trips.”
“See what ya get for hanging around here Ice. Lots of advice and tons of room.
Did you remember the MP3 player and speakers?”
“get a smaller pack.”
“What should you do?
Close the pack and back away slowly.
TTers, our mission here is complete.”
“Fill the extra space with helium ballons. Your pack gets lighter that way.”
“I use a polycarbonate external frame, so it matters not if I don't fill it. (a rarity)”
“Hmmmmm... steel shot, that should fill in the void space nicely,
A big porelain toilet, so you don't need to squat over a cat hole.
Beer, do you have enough already? If there's room for more....?????
Playing cards, lot of decks of playing cards...and POKER CHIPS, yeah that's it... lots and lots of poker chips......
Flour, yeast, water, sugar and a break-maker... don't want to go hungry on the trail ya know.
Hope those suggestion help.”
“crazy enough but doesn't the pack get heavier with helium balloons in it?
this is the kind of stuff that keeps me awake at night
“I take first-timers out who don't follow my detailed "what to take list" so I end up filling the rest of my pack with gear that THEY were supposed to carry!”
“what a stupid question....duh”
“that is crazy enough that it just might work.”
“If my pack isn't full (like this weekend) I just cinch it down, but the pack should still be able to stand by itself, meaning the weight is distributed uniformly.”
“plus mine has side straps as well, so I could make a tall thin pack if I wanted.”
“but the pack should still be able to stand by itself, meaning the weight is distributed uniformly."
WHOA! I never knew that! That is a good point and something I should try. It is good to learn something new.”
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