[pct-l] Amount of water containers and a few random things.

jeff.singewald at comcast.net jeff.singewald at comcast.net
Sun Apr 19 17:34:02 CDT 2009


I agree that everyone should make there own choice on the decision to bring a book. In 2006 I enjoyed carried a paperback, usually a western novel of sorts. Typically at the end of the day following the 60-90 minutes of journal writing, I would enjoy 30-45 minutes of reading. Additionally, it was nice to have a bit to read during lunch breaks and such. For me, having hiked solo for much of the last 1400 miles, a book was an enjoyable addition. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Bryce" <sbryce at scottbryce.com> 
To: pct-l at backcountry.net 
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 7:40:01 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Amount of water containers and a few random things. 

Ellen Shopes wrote: 
> Oh, come on, haven't you ever read the newspaper on the loo? Or fell 
> asleep mid-chapter? 

Not on a hike. 

> There's not alot of time to read, but for those of us 
> reading-addicted, it might be worth the extra weight. 

You can carry whatever you want to. The OP should consider whether he is 
really going to have enough time to read on the trail. He is going to 
spend a lot more of his time carrying those books than reading them. If 
he thinks it is worth carrying the weight of several books, he should go 
for it. But he really needs to think about whether he will actually have 
time to read them. 
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