Luxury item

Questions about equipment and supplies to bring on a trip (including reviews).

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backwoods doc
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Luxury item

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Okay, we all share the goal of getting our gear to the least weight possible.

But if you could add one luxury item, weighing less than a pound or two, what would it be?

To start the ball rolling, mine is a Thermarest Trekker chair. 10 ounces of pure luxury for the backside.

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Hmmmm. My Trekker chair only weighs 5 oz. But my luxury item is usually a book.

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I bring a Kindle. 7.2 oz and dozens of books -- I spend a lot of time reading on the island (usually while sitting on a dock). More than once I've been socked in by weather and read an entire book in a day.

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I laughed at my friends for taking a helinox chair zero because it is an unnecessary one pound. I was trying to get comfortable sitting on the dock last year while reading a book when a fellow kayaker pulled his chair out and offered it to me. I now carry one. Crow doesn't taste bad when you're comfortable.

I also carry a kindle, my last trip with paper books I carried four pounds of books. I was rained in a lot last trip and read 6 books.

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me also: a book, usually a paperback mystery novel. (I wonder if this cluster of "book[s]" answers reflects some sort of selection effect: people who frequent these forums when they could just be FaceGramming instead are people for whom words are a natural medium?)

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Leaving for my first IR trip in 16 days, so: I'll likely find out at the end of my trip which items were my luxury items. For the next two weeks, they're all necessities!

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Duffy, when you arrive in RH look me up in the campground-I will be leaving on the Ranger the next morning so I will definitely be “ in town”. I will put a note on the message board at the vis ctr.

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Will do, Bobcat. My wife and I will be the ones wheezing under the weight of ridiculous packs.

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I was going by REI tonight to pick up the stuff i ordered for the trip. I was thinking about getting a small chair.

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Love my Monarch Alite chair. I also bring a kindle so I can read whatever I'm in the mood to read.

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I tried my buddies trail camp stool a few weeks ago while on the island. It doesn't seem like it would be comfortable, but I thought it was great I'm usually a sit on an available log type of person. It rained quite a bit and sitting on wet logs was not enjoyable. I'll be picking up one of these stools soon.

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Definitely an REI Flexlite chair. 1lb and will never leave my list.
https://www.rei.com/product/148036/rei- ... -air-chair

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Scotch.

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fonixmunkee wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Scotch.
The question was about luxuries, not staples. That's the reason I made no mention of bourbon or cigars.

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