Welcome to thebackpacker.com
create account login
Viewing posts 1 to 22 of 22 messages posted.
To add this thread as a favorites, you need to first login.
“does anybody bring a shovel or an axe with them on trips?
ive seen a bunch of seemingly useful things, like the crovel, or the chinese military shovel, but does anyone actually use them?”
“Those ate all great for killing rampaging copperheads. I carry a Gerber ax(the middle size model) with a hollow handle. Don't use it much but it's nice to have when you need it.”
“do machetes count?...”
“I use the same ax but only during sled pulls in the snowy time. It's a waste of weight and space otherwise. If you need anything, get a sven saw.
As far as snakes; all I have to do is say the word "Nixon" and they slither away screaming ...”
and yeah, machetes would count.”
“I wouldn't bother with a machete. Unless you're expecting something if you want protection just bring in a large call handgun.
You know, go big or go home ... yo ...”
“i personally dont bring anything like a machete or even an axe. i dont plan on digging anything, and if i need to, my hands can usually suffice, so i dont need a shovel or anything.”
“so cat holes are out..you packing it in and packing it out huh abcdefg?”
“no, i go on shorter trips usually, like i went camping with my family on fourth of july, tuesday afternoon - wednesday noon.”
“A plastic trowel, unless I know there will be pit toilets, then nothing”
“An ax and two shovels are definitely needed. The ax is usefull for cutting down trees for firewood, and it can be used as a pick to help dig holes in rough spots. You need a spade for digging a hole for your discharge and a snow shovel, if you are going high, like in the mountains.”
“A backhoe would be better. Just dig a slit trench and you have room to crap side by side with 10 of your friends.”
“I carry the Coleman folding trowel for cat holes. The plastic trowels break.”
“Just roll a big boulder over... Do your business and roll it back.... Or hold it till you hit a shelter...
“Well, one thing that you could do is take some Immodium. That will slow things down.
In all me years in the BC, I've only crapped 8 times in the BC.
I leaves that trace in the flusher, yo.”
““I carry the Coleman folding trowel for cat holes. The plastic trowels break.”
True, but they're so cheap and light, you just buy another one”
“Yeah, but meanwhile the broken one let you down and you might need it again.”
“I have gone through several of the ubiquitous orange trowels over the years. All have broken at the handle. They sorta suck but are light and cheap ( less than $2) to replace.”
“Just find a sturdy stick.. they're free, weigh nothing, and if they break, who cares..”
“Just crap and leave it...the white paper marks the spot a long ways off (it's a polite way to keep people from stepping in your business)
What? you think every animal in the woods stops and buries their droppings?...it's FERTILIZER...
(you do know I'm J/K, yo?)”
“haven't used one of those orange shovels in a loooong time - I dig a hole in the duff with the heal of my shoe, crap in hole, put used tp in hole, stir with stick and piss on the result before covering with the duff that I had dug up - final step is to shove the crappy end of the stirring stick into the pile to mark the spot so someone doesn't dig in the same place
I will sometimes take an etool with me when doing trail maintenance so as to dig out water bars”
“I do my digging with two gutter spikes I use for tent stakes.”
Post a MessageIn order to post a response to this thread you must first be logged in. If you do not already have an account, you must first create a new account.
Ready to Buy Gear?
Great Outdoor Sites