man..i think even my skin is sore.

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  1. boomchakabowwow

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    we did a pretty epic hike yesterday. i'm prepping for the distant hunt season. i find as i get older (and older) i need to prep earlier and earlier. i remember the days; all i needed to do was to find my boots. now? full on physical preparations.

    i loaded up my hunting day pack as training ballast. about 30 lbs. then a group of us hiked up a trail called "sea to sky" almost 4000 feet elevation gain. the signs are jacked up. my GPS said we walked closer to 18 miles there and back. my wife did awesome. my dog was smart enough to know when she needed help and would pull her up hills. took us 8 hours.

    now? i grunt when i get up from my desk. sore is an understatement. i'm scared when i have to poop..deep knee bends are gonna ache :D

    i need a lot more work. a pack full of elk would have buckled me.
     
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    wife and i did bring enough clothing if we needed to stay the night in an emergency..and i had fire making tools.
     
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    scottmm2012 1 Peter 1:20 Supporter Bushclass I

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    But it's a good sore........
     
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    If you have a gear list, I'd be curious to see it.
     
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    central joe Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Ya done it, that's a good thing. joe
     
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    it was a day trip..so i can do the list from memory.

    headlamp, tiny flashlight
    first aid kit
    ferro steel and lighter, some tinder
    food - korean sushi rolls :) and nuts
    2 gallons of water (ballast)
    rain gear, + soft shell jacket. i wore a down vest.
    dropped a ZT pocket knife in my pants.
     
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    Yes sir - it gets harder and harder but I gain inspiration from a guy on youtube "mtwoodsrunner" - give him a look. Truly amazing what this man does at his age.
     
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    I remember in Army basic training we found muscles we did not k how we had.

    GOD Bless you and your families

    Kenneth
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Press on my friend. As we age, we need to push harder and harder. It takes me longer to get back into shape and less time to lose it. :) Best to keep kicking it and pushing our limits. :)
     
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    lucky you
    my skin is sore.............. seriously its part of my health problems
     
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