Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stowing Your Clothes In a Pack

A few weeks ago a family friend asked me to go over what should be in their son's pack and review a few backcountry  techniques.

So, three days later Nick and his buddy Daniel are at my door with a surprise guest, Nick's 

We had a great three hour session.  Very straight forward.  Perfect for a summer hike.

Towards the end of our time together, Daniel showed me a novel way to stow ones clothing in a pack.  A day's collection of clothing rolled up into a simple bundle.

Step 1 - Layout the gear.  All the clothing is light weight.

Step 2 - Fold up the gear.  Place clothing so that it can be rolled from bottom to top.  Note that the sock's opening is outward.

Step 3 - Begin rolling.  Keep it tight.

Step 4 - With the bundle tightly rolled, roll the sock backward over the clothes.

That's it.