[pct-l] 2016 prep

Brick Robbins brick at brickrobbins.com
Sat Nov 21 15:05:06 CST 2015

As we used to say, remember the Six Ps

Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

2015-11-21 11:54 GMT-08:00 Douglas Tow <douglastow at gmail.com>:
> Your 2016 thru hike is about 5 months out.
> In that time, you have a perfect opportunity to find some things out.
> 1.  Wait until a solidly rainy day, put your loaded pack on with your rain
> gear, take a 5 mile walk (or just stand out in the rain for an hour), set
> up your shelter, and set up for eating and sleeping.  How'd that work out?
> Where did you put your wet clothes and boots?  Did the things you wanted to
> stay dry stay dry?  Wish you had an extra pair of dry socks?
> 2.  As you finish task #1 above, now put on your hiking clothes, pack your
> pack, and break camp.  Eat breakfast if that is your general plan.  Assess.
> 3.  Resupply strategy.  Foods.  Wayfinding.  Charging your devices.  How to
> get replacement boots while on trail.  Do your own brainstorming.
> 4.  Hike, and hike some more.  When that's done, hike some more.  Maybe a
> bit more.
> 5.  It really does cost money.
> 6.  If you want to reduce your chances of reaching your goals, definitely
> wing it.
> Chipmunk
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