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I did a three day hike carrying 22kg (25% bodyweight) to test my carrying weight. I need to train my hamstrings they hurt.
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looks great, why not go back out instead of coming here for false validation?
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I have work tomorrow.
oh well, next weekend then
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If my legs recover by then.
And then you guys get salty when ultrachads belittle you for doing 12 mile hiking days while they do 30
post kit so we can laugh
I intentionally overloaded to see my capacity I mix UL and traditional gear to what suits me. That's why I was carrying the chair.
I was carrying a 5kg weight plate to overload.
What's the tent?
Inb4 “just hike more.”

I did a step up routine to train for a longer, more difficult hike. Basically I took a 6-week pull up routine but instead of reps I did it timed. So rather than a goal of 20 consecutive pull-ups my goal was 20 consecutive minutes of step ups. This was in addition to my normal routine (which changes every few months anyway).
Snugpak ionosphere

I'm going to do that. Getting home and sitting down I'm surprised how blown out my legs now feel. Didn't feel this bad out there. It was pretty hilly terrain.
good work OP, everybody works at their own pace. once they stop hurting, do a similiar hike. Itll be much easier. That pain is your weakness eating itself and becoming strength
OP here. I had a long sleep and my legs have pretty much fully recovered. Surprised because they were hurting quite a bit yesterday.
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kind of crazy how fast stuff piles up when you're a smaller dude. 60 lb pack is already 40% of my weight when carrying full winter stuff and that shit feels like it too. Winter is over without any fugging snowfall but atleast now I can experiment with lighter loads.
Proud of you OP. This inspired me to get back at it. I'm good on gear, I just need to get all the bullshit permits and parking pass and time off work. I like to recover all Monday
I'm no ultralight faggot but that seems obscenely heavy. What the fuck are you packing?
I'm 40 years old and can carry 27-28% of my body weight, no problem. Back when I still sitting inside behind a computer screen all day and night and was obese and out of shape, I could still hike 10-15 miles per day wearing a weekender pack and carry it plus my lard (50ish lbs. worth), still had no issues going the distance even as an obese fuck. Fairly low mileage but again, I was an obese fuck.

I truly don't understand people who claim that more than 25 lbs. slows them way down and causes them physical issues, because now, back in shape, I can go 10 miles uphill and 10 back down with a 45 lb. pack, and for as many days as I have time to do it.

It's like they're a different species, the Weenie Hut Jr. species. Maybe it's because I did a lot of hiking back in the day, or maybe my lard trained me to carry loads.

Only thing that ever hurt me were the pack straps when I wasn't used to them anymore, even with a good harness. That's passed.
simply put, you said yourself you were obese. Fats don't have many benefits, but they do have the fact that anytime they move or do anything they are effectively weight lifting. 50 lbs to a lanklet is like 150 to a fatass, the body is just conditioned differently when your structure is used to carrying such weight
fontana lake?
Pack is already heavy with Molle bag attached to ALICE frame. This is for 0 degree F
[Frame] Aqua Defender heavy duty tarp and included 100ft cord w/ prussiks already attached.
MSS, Black Bag and Bivvy
Sleeping Pad
Waterproof flecktarn poncho for raingear and double redundancy emergency shelter
[Main]Pack Rain Cover

Austrian Mess Kit
Pipe and Tobacco
Iodine dropper (Bottom)
P38 can opener (bottom), dummy corded to inside of mess kit
Personal Hygeine Bag

USGI 1 Quart Canteen and canteen cup
USGI 2 Quart Diamond Canteen

dozen hanks of mason line in lengths of 10 ft
~50Ft paracord

large ferro rod (dummy corded)
gas lighter
pint Bottle Gasoline
Soviet Gasoline Stove
Pocket Bellows

Folding Shovel
Lensatic Compass
Headlamp + batteries
Radio with backup batteries
Signal Whistle

Cold Weather Clothes Wearing or Packed [Weather Depending]:
Wool Balaclava
Arctic Mittens
Lightweight compressing insulation jacket
Camo headnet
Spare Wool Socks x2
x2 Thermal Set (thermal shirt and underwear)
Wooly Pully
Semi-Dry/dry food 3 breakfast and 3 dinner
Notepad and Pen
Map of area

Tourniquet x2
Ephedrine Pills
Tincture of Iodine
Elastic bandages x2
Packing Bandages x2

Then add weight of boots, outerlayer jacket, handgun etc.
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Just hiked/ ran 10 miles
This gives me a headache

Aside from heavier/ warmer sleeping bag, Insulated pad, extra waterproof tarp, the Jackets and thermals, extra warm socks...

My Walmart Ozark trail setup is 27lbs with 3L water, and 2 MREs.

The milsurp LARP shit has to be weighing you down. I'm sure you can handle it now no prob but it does long term damage to your ankles, knees, lower back. Even if it's like a twice a year ordeal.

60 fucking pounds lololololoooo
Good work OP. Rest up and enjoy another one when you are ready
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What's your pace? 1 mile per hour?
All that shit and I didn't realize you don't even have tent + tent poles, stakes, trekking poles...
post your list then for 0 degrees F
Stretches + get lighter weight boots
Assuming you're following trails and not bushwacking, you don't really need super heavy duty milsurp boots. That, and wearing bricks for boots wears you out a lot quicker, its said that weight savings in your boots can save a whole fuckload of energy and muscle strain when multipled over however many thousand steps you take on a weekend hiking trip
Oh and I recommend a walking stick or trekking poles if you're doing hikes with elevation gains or losses. Yeah you might look like a pussy but you'll not have to use a cane when you're 45
then keep your faggot criticism to yourself.
>>2552694 actually had something worthwhile to add.
Backwards sled to train your hamstrings, or just walk backwards with plates in your pack.
Sounds stupid but it really works. It's my favorite warm up.
>Projection: the post
Where did u get ur backpack and bivy? I actually live in an arid biome and that stuff would camo perfect into the grass where I am.
>fat fuck
>not 30 miles per day for a week

you'll make it eventually
-split logs dried in the outhouse
-four insulated walls and a roof.
>I need to train my hamstrings they hurt.
you need to stretch in the parking lot before you start hiking
nobody tells you this but everyone experienced does it
its also a good idea to half way through the day when you have lunch
keep at it fren. the muscles will get used to it. after used to it challange yourself and do up and down hill longer distance and also see how fast you can lug the heavy shit from point a to b. do this on occassion to keep it in shape so when out you can lug your heavy bag to camp and then switch to lightweight bag etc. for whatever your doing when outing. makes camping deep bearable to get the heavy shit out there and then keep at camp and light loadout for any hiking orhunting etc your doing. at least for me this is what i like to do so i can do anywhere from a week to a month went outing in the summertime out on family land we own in Appalachia.
Good advice. Tight hamstrings are very normal. Look up exercises for them to stretch em out and gain some strength and stability. You can do it while watching tv or whatever once you get used to it. A strong core and posterior chain make for an easy life. No joking, it makes everything easier, which makes you feel better.
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>smaller dude
yeah it's a bitch, it's why I dumped traditional packs and gear and went for UL instead. shit hurts, and not in the good way.
>t. 125 lbs
nice necrobump faggy
necro board man, this place gets slower traffic than downtown LA

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