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Offline Westinghouse

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2011, 07:40:36 am »
Some people take those fold-up little chairs for sitting upright on the ground. Many times while getting off into the woods for sleeping the night I would have liked having one of those. I would consider that a luxury.

Offline Stevenp

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2011, 09:37:36 am »
If I were to dedicate one of the states to fishing and buying the fishing license, which state would that be? Maybe it would be worth a fishing license or two.

I will be starting in S.Carolina and ending up in Washington, then turning slanting south and over again.

Montana, Oregon, or Colorado? or are there others you'd recommend?

Offline mucknort

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2011, 09:57:20 am »
If I were to dedicate one of the states to fishing and buying the fishing license, which state would that be? Maybe it would be worth a fishing license or two.
2 comments:

-I'd go online and check the cost of a license for each state you plan to travel through. Some states the license is as little as $15, others over $65. Many states offer a temporary license for visitors that is only good for a short time, but is much cheaper than a full year license. This may help in choosing states.

-In fishing every state from NY to WA, my son found that the type of fishing varied greatly (ponds, streams, rivers, lakes and all kinds of different fish in each) by region so he needed to change bait/hooks/tactics as he went. The locals/bait shops were always willing to help, but it meant buying different stuff as we went.

Offline swamper

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2011, 04:08:32 pm »
Six pack of beer

Offline knolltop

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Re: Luxuries
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2011, 06:47:00 pm »
Six pack of beer
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WY, OR, or CO?  Either could be great, but dependent on where your route takes you.  If gonna pass through Yellowstone then that would be good opp for some fishin'.
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Offline Westinghouse

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2011, 06:26:00 am »
I like to have a beer at the end of the day.

Offline cotterg3

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2011, 03:34:21 pm »
A non inflatable backpackers pillow.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2011, 10:00:16 pm »
Lagavulin, fat Thermarest pad, French press, and a good book.
No phone, cheap camera, no GPS.
Everyone's values, ideas of luxury, or necessity is different!

Offline Ike

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2011, 02:11:12 am »
Books.

I really enjoy relaxing at night with a book to read, especially if I'm traveling in the winter, spring, or fall when daylight is limited. I usually carry at least one book, plus a journal to write in, and a field guide to trees (I like to geek-out on tree ID).

I don't own a cell phone, but on a recent tour I had a difficult time finding payphones. Cell phones are almost a necessity for those who want to stay in close contact with family or friends. In some counties they were virtually non-existent. It's even more of a bummer when the local library is closed so you don't even have access to the internet. If you want to be able to contact someone reliably, carry your own phone.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2011, 11:32:25 am »
Books, definitely.  I also like to have a little chocolate off and on during the day.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline Stevenp

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2011, 12:07:06 pm »
What about one of those digital readers. Then you could bring many books and not add to the weight. Although, i love books myself, and like holding the actual book in my hand, but I'm going to try a digital one.

Offline litespeed

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2011, 11:42:02 pm »
I rarely pass up a Dairy Queen. I love their large rootbeer floats, especially on a hot day. Also I usually have a paperback book.

Offline Jambi

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2011, 06:35:13 am »
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Six pack of beer


Seems a bit ridiculous that despite being legal to drink in this country for 2 years I get the joy sof being underage in America.

Despite my limited experience cycling, in terms of weight restricted travel e.g. hitch-hiking, back-packing music is the number 1 luxury

Offline Galloper

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2011, 08:57:30 am »
Lagavuilen!  Simply the best :)

Although in a pinch a bottle of The Famous Grouse or Jameson's will warm the cockles.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Luxuries
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2011, 01:12:41 pm »
I took two books with me on my last crossing through the ST, Dec. 7, 2009---Jan. 30, 2010. Both were biographies. One was about Ronald Reagan. The other was on Bob Dole. Both stories were interesting. I found the one on Ronald Reagan to be the more interesting of the two, probably because the father of a long-term girlfriend of mine knew him quite well, attended college with him, and played on the football team with him. That was in the old days, of course.