What's this thing some people carry on their backpacks?

What's this thing some people carry on their backpacks?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anal plug, you rip off a little chunk then shove it up your ass

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You really this dumb to not figure this out by yourself? It is a sit pad. Or do you just try to provoke people to laugh and make fun of people who dont want to sit on a wet cold rock?

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's unnecessary comfort gear for people who don't do squats.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's extra shit to carry or have to fuck with and strap to your pack, instead of just sitting on your sleeping bag and mat, or sitting on the ground, a rock, a log, or standing.

      >extra shit
      >unnecessary
      depends on what kind of backpack you are wearing. on a frameless pack the sit or sleep pad can be your pack's frame so its actually the opposite of being extra shit, its turning an otherwise normally useless-for-anything-else part of your backpack (since a non frameless pack would have a frame and padding) and making it multi purpose.
      i can see how you'd have that kneejerk/gut reaction but its not always correct.
      i do agree with you when it comes to carrying them with framed backpacks though. they're unnecessary and a plastic square is both lighter weight, more compact, fits in a fanny pack or belt pouch, and can serve 3482438 multi uses.
      if i want to sit and chill somewhere with my plastic square and have it be comfy i can usually just gather some shit in the woods to make somewhere comfy and padded to sit and put the plastic over it so my ass doesn't get wet.

      It's extra shit to carry or have to fuck with and strap to your pack, instead of just sitting on your sleeping bag and mat, or sitting on the ground, a rock, a log, or standing.

      >instead of just sitting on your sleeping bag and mat, or sitting on the ground, a rock, a log, or standing.
      yeah if you live in a dry climate and you never hike in the winter.
      lmao sitting on your sleeping bag or really even taking it out of your pack without being under a tarp like that will end the trip even possibly get you killed if you don't have satellite shit and you're too far out on probably half the trips i do in the winter. gotta think that one through more lol. you might live in a dry area and not winter backpack but every single one of the things in your list are only really options to sit on 1 season out of the year in my climate. kinda hard to sometimes but i always try to consider not everyone's idea of backpacking and not everyone's climate is the same.
      i do agree with sentiment though. small plastic square > sit pad unless the sit pad is serving as your backpack's frame.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's extra shit to carry or have to fuck with and strap to your pack, instead of just sitting on your sleeping bag and mat, or sitting on the ground, a rock, a log, or standing.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    An emergency butt warmer

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a ultra light backpacking egg carton.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean this thing?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh mb you were talking about the ultra lite version.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Checked and I tried one of those and if you don't place the eggs perfectly centered and the pointy part up they just fucking break. A regular egg carton cut in half is way better. It's slightly pliable so a bit of pressure won't automatically break the egg. These things remind me of single fruits packaged in Styrofoam, just stupid.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah I tried them out dirtbike camping, intarsia scrambled eggs

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah I tried them out dirtbike camping, intarsia scrambled eggs

              i always fold piece of paper towel on one end so they wont bouche around and keep it shut with a rubber band
              might be one of the stupidest things i ever bought on a whim but i still like my cochlans ultra lite egg holder thingy

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    also inb4 some n00blord zoomer posts
    >frameless
    >muh ultralight
    frameless make good daypacks even if you're not ultralight fagging. frameless packable backpacks are also very nice if you ever do long term base-camp type camping where you set up camp fixed somewhere with your backpacking pack then dayhike and overnight to various spots from it with a smaller backpack. sit pads are nice as frames for these because you don't need a whole sleeping pad usually.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The post may or may not be obtuse but it's a sit pad. I carry one because it's a handy way to sit down comfortably without digging anything out of my bag. It keeps my knees off the dirt/mud/cold if I need to pack something and I use it as a foot pad for hammocking so I don't have plop my bare feet into the dirt while getting dressed. It also doubles as extra insulation for your head, ass, or feet. Some people buy the longer Z fold pads and cut a section or two off to make one that then they can snap or velcro on to the big pad so no extra weight but I find this usually means bringing a dirty pad of foam into the tent.

    If you want the cheaper and lighter version, cut some reflectix into something big enough for your ass. It'll be about 1/3rd of the pads weight but won't provide the cushion.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one makes a rainproof cover for these because hiking is heavily influenced by what goes on in California (where it doesn’t rain during “hiking season”). The influence is nationwide; people in the Midwest and East Coast are just copying shit they’re doing in California, even when it has obvious failures in their local climate. People sometimes catch on; you’ll notice that almost no AT thruhikers are strapping a ccf pad perpendicular to their backpack (it can’t be covered by a pack cover or a poncho, and gets tangled more easily in the dense forests of that area).

    It can be seen in other types of gear as well as other things that are common where hiking is more popular;
    >looks like we’ll be getting some rain in August
    >log onto Outdoor Gear Lab or whatever
    >”here are the best rain jackets of 2022”
    >jacket
    >in August

    >”I hike off-trail!”
    >bushwhacks 500ft through nearly-impenetrable jungle
    >thinks it’s the same thing as what they do in the Southwest

    >”a bivy? Yeah, that might work out here in Appalachia or Missouri or wherever else in Real America”
    >wakes up in a puddle of condensation

    >food hung 12’ up
    >6’ from the branch
    >6’ from the trunk
    >600 miles from the nearest bear

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it can’t be covered by a pack cover or a poncho
      Are you sure??

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's wrong. They can easily be covered by some pack covers

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      666, your post is now discarded

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a little pad for sitting on when everything is wet and dirty or frozen. Weighs nothing and I use mine all the God damn time.

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