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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #560 on: January 26, 2016, 05:35:30 PM »
Nice.
Did you guys get this new book?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019TSGVAG/?tag=cl03f-20

Would love to see a list of gear and food that you're bringing.

Didn't know about this book, thanks for pointing it up. I'll be up late tonight reading it ;)
I got The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, but predictably it didn't tell me anything about the trail that I didn't already know.

Everyone's food and gear list is slightly different, but here's the general gist (in the TR I'll comment what was helpful and necessary, and what wasn't)

GEAR
hiking backpack
4 person lightweight tent
Sleeping pad
Silk Sleeping bag liner (in lieu of a sleeping bag)
Poncho
Trekking pole
Hiking socks/sock liners
Water bottle + filter/chemicals
Swimsuit
Light weight jacket
Hiking boots
Sunscreen
Strong mosquito repellent
Pocket knife
Hiking towel
Synthetic pants and shirt which dry quickly and retain heat when wet.

FOOD
Dried salami
Tuna
Trail mix
Protein/energy bars
Cheese sticks
Baked potatoes
Chocolate
Chalva (very high in protein)

Dan any other ideas what to add to these lists?
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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #561 on: January 26, 2016, 05:41:48 PM »
Dan any other ideas what to add to these lists?
Uh, you seem to have missed the Le Marais Pepper steaks

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #562 on: January 26, 2016, 05:43:02 PM »
Uh, you seem to have missed the Le Marais Pepper steaks
You can't get stuff boated in in the winter

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #563 on: January 26, 2016, 05:46:54 PM »
Trekking pole

Two are worlds better than one, I'd suggest poles.

Died salami

I would hope. Otherwise you'll have a heck of a time chasing it up and down the valley .
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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #564 on: January 26, 2016, 05:48:06 PM »

I would hope. Otherwise you'll have a heck of a time chasing it up and down the valley .

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #565 on: January 26, 2016, 05:50:42 PM »
Two are worlds better than one, I'd suggest poles.

IME one trekking pole is all you need when carrying packs under 40lbs and there is no snow. Two would be cumbersome
Of course that may vary with one's body weight ;)

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #566 on: January 26, 2016, 05:53:08 PM »
IME one trekking pole is all you need when carrying packs under 40lbs and there is no snow. Two would be cumbersome
Of course that may vary with one's body weight ;)

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #567 on: January 26, 2016, 05:53:39 PM »
IME one trekking pole is all you need when carrying packs under 40lbs and there is no snow.
There may not be snow but expect a lot of mud and very rocky paths.

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #568 on: January 26, 2016, 05:57:30 PM »
There may not be snow but expect a lot of mud and very rocky paths.
At least there will be paths.
Try mountain climbing where it snows daily so there are no paths and you're blindly following a compass bearing in a whiteout so thick you can't see your hand if you hold it a foot away from your face ;)

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #569 on: January 26, 2016, 05:58:37 PM »
Try mountain climbing where it snows daily so there are no paths and you're blindly following a compass bearing in a whiteout so thick you can't see your hand if you hold it a foot away from your face ;)
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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #570 on: January 26, 2016, 05:59:37 PM »
sunglasses and definitely 2 trecking poles. also, you can rent gear relatively inexpensive

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #571 on: January 26, 2016, 06:01:21 PM »
i'm looking for someone or more than 1 person looking to hike Kilimanjaro in mid-September 2016.

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #572 on: January 26, 2016, 06:14:18 PM »
i'm looking for someone or more than 1 person looking to hike Kilimanjaro in mid-September 2016.
I'm theoretically interested. How many days would the hike take? How experienced are you?
Also do you have the means/miles to fly J class to JRO? Because I wouldn't want to fly economy so far
That would be a great use of AA miles pre-devual, as I believe AA now allows you to route though DOH to get to Africa

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #573 on: January 26, 2016, 06:18:19 PM »
I'm theoretically interested. How many days would the hike take? How experienced are you?
Also do you have the means/miles to fly J class to JRO? Because I wouldn't want to fly economy so far
That would be a great use of AA miles pre-devual, as I believe AA now allows you to route though DOH to get to Africa

I wouldn't rush to book pre-deval as J ain't changing much.  I'd love that trip but I'll already be away the first week in September :(

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #574 on: January 26, 2016, 07:50:53 PM »

Would love to see a list of gear and food that you're bringing.
here's a list of stuff for now (i'll probably remind myself more stuff soon)



Backpack
Mosquito Repellent
Water Filter
Trekking Poles
Travel Towel
Sleeping Pad
Tent
Headlamp
Portable Charger
Water Bottle
Sunscreen


Food is still TBD

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #575 on: January 26, 2016, 08:10:28 PM »
do you put sunscreen or bug repellent on first?

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #576 on: January 27, 2016, 12:04:28 AM »
do you put sunscreen or bug repellent on first?
great question,

Online it would seem the consensus is sunblock first then repellent

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #577 on: January 27, 2016, 10:10:47 AM »
great question,

Online it would seem the consensus is sunblock first then repellent
It seems that it can be dangerous in that your body can be absorb more DEET

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #578 on: January 27, 2016, 10:15:27 AM »
Is this really a good idea in the winter? In terms of rain ruining the trail or your fun and making it dangerous as well as the tide eating up Kalalau Beach.

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #579 on: January 27, 2016, 10:16:40 AM »
Is this really a good idea in the winter? In terms of rain ruining the trail or your fun and making it dangerous as well as the tide eating up Kalalau Beach.
1. With an attitude like this they'd never go
2. They are already going this weekend, what does this accomplish?
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