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    Question Long Distance Gear Lists!

    I have seen a few different gear lists and was just wondering what you guys pack! Make sure mention how long the trip was. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    for my first long distance trip which was a 5 mile trip from my house to the fire department and all i did was had a thing of poweraid and whatever they were feeding us at the fire department that night but anyhow. nothing really needed to be pack for something like 6-10 mile long trip if your traveling from a rural area to an urban area or a small town like i did but a camelback is a good thing to have and a helmet

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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    word up. thanks!
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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    I did a double marathon a few months ago, and it didn't really require too much gear. I took a small, string bag, a couple bottles of water, some food (bananas, peanuts, apples) and a skate tool. However, depending on the conditions of the trip, you might also wanna bring your protective gear, helmet, pads, slide gloves, etc. Try to be prepared, but too much stuff will just weigh you down. Take what you need, and nothing more
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    Ok thanks!
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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    if you're going overnight unsupported then you essentially need everything you'd need backpacking. tent, sleeping bag, possibly a stove etc. so you could check a camping site for more info on that. For shorter trips, I'd suggest a phone, some nuts (both the food and anatomically speaking), lots of water (I usually take about a litre for every 90 minutes I'll be skating) a helmet and maybe some basic first aid stuff (painkillers or deep heat or something in case you pick up an injury). for anything sub 30 miles though I wouldn't bother with anything other than water, a helmet and a phone
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    awesome! thanks! i really appreciate that.
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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    my first long (100mi) trip it was brought to my attention I should pack something like gauze or big band aids. crashed around mile 68 and bled alot so when i finally did come to a gas station I looked like I just killed someone with the amount of blood on my shirt. Hope that help..lol

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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    Last year i did an 80 mile push around a lake in upstate NY, went all night to avoid traffic and i wanted a more peaceful experience. I carried a box of cliff bars, 1.5 liters of gatorade, and 2 liters of water, and some bananas. In addition to the standard safety gear i brought a down jacket for when i stopped and a fleece to where while riding. Headlamp and flasher to put on my backpack. Skatetool, ipod and rain shell... just incase. I went in a little heavy on the gear and looking back i could have left some of the clothing at home had i checked weather and decided not to stop for too long.

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    Edit: as Chubby mentioned a little gauze is a good idea, I took a digger at one point and a bandaid would have atleast covered it from the cold air haha
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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    Awesome! Thank you!
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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    I've only done little 10 miles or less trips (gonna get on that this summer) so you really just need like a bottle of water. But i have backpacked for 2 weeks straight in the southern section of the rockies. For that, well, quality gear is required. Food that is small and lasts a long time ie. jerky and nuts. Rain gear and dry gear. Depends on where you live as well

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    Never done a real long-distance trip but I remember reading this article awhile back Welcome - Adam Colton


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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    Quote Originally Posted by jordanairsoft View Post
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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    about 50 miles around town (I circled it several times). I just had a sack with a couple of water bottles, my phone, about $20, a pocket knife, and flash light. I wore my helmet dont have slide gloves yet, thinking about making them.

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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    My main gear is a backpack. The farthest I have skated in one day is 85-90 miles. I took a fair amount of water, some nuts, fruit bars, Gatorade, my phone, a sandwich bag for my phone to keep any sweat off of it, and my helmet (obv.). It's always a good idea to stash some cash on yourself or hide it in your gear. If you get stranded, you can always call a taxi (or even the cops- but only in an emergency, they often hate skaters). I usually run reflective gear and lights when I skate around dark. I now have a Road I.D. (www.roadid.com) that has my emergency info on it. I feel like the biggest threat to my safety is cars, and maybe people with guns.

    I would also like to add that your board can be used as a weapon in self defense. I have been skating for over a year now, and I have been attacked by dogs on several occasions. I really hate to say it, but the first time I was attacked I killed somebody's insane mutt after it bit me in the middle of a street. It was not a happy day and it was not intentional. Explaining to crazy rednecks why their favorite Cujo is split-skull and twitching is not awesome.

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    I did a Ultraskate last year. I made it 117 miles but I had to sleep. I couldn't do the entire 24 hours. This post on the Paved Wave forum really helped me get an idea of what I should bring. On my normal day weekend treks 30-50 miles I try to keep it light though. Light backpack with a water bottle and a couple protein/energy bars. Less if I plan on stopping along the way for bottled water or gatorade and a restaurant of some sort. Then I only need to take a cell with some cash.
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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    Osprey Talon 44 Backpack
    3L Camelback
    20 Clifbars
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    2 Running Shorts
    Adidas Sambas
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    1 Tent (split between 4 people)
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    Helmet
    Slide Gloves
    Therm a rest Zlite Sleeping Pad
    Phone Charger
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    That was the basis of everything packed. 190 mile 3 day trip.

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    Default Re: Long Distance Gear Lists!

    Gregory Baltoro 70 backpack (the auto fit suspension weighs barely anything and supports your back, soooo worth it)
    2 man tent, we split the parts between us
    coke can stove
    small bottle of rubbing alcohol
    small titanium pot (holds dry rice and beans when not in use for cooking)
    10 cliff bars
    10 granola bars
    4 candy bars
    3L camelbak
    1.5L waterbottle
    poncho
    varying numbers of tee shirts depending on where we were
    1-2 pair spare shorts
    2 pair exofficio wicking boxers
    3 pairs good wicking socks
    microdown sleeping bag
    solar charger
    phone cable
    helmet
    mag lite
    swiss army knife
    hunting knife
    a book or two
    lighter
    sometimes a beer or two
    various food
    various shoes (dont buy crappy wal mart shoes my buddy bought a pair and they lasted a week on the road)

    this and other small souvenirs from a trip from VA Beach to New Orleans and up to Colorado
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