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What do you carry on long trail runs? (Read 98 times)

gdultra_run


    I have been trail running for about 10 years now and have running pack has evolved over that time period.  I recently posted what I carry in my vest https://youtu.be/EdsBv9ZwKPE but always looking for new ideas and ways to make it lighter and improve my safety on the trail.

    AmoresPerros


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      Maybe you meant to post this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6IzOTJg76E

      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

        It depends on how long the run is, and where.

        On runs less than 2-3 hours I only carry my MP3 player.

        On all day adventure runs in the middle of nowhere, I take water, food, athletic tape, emergency blanket, toilet paper, lighter, flashlight, sunscreen, lube, bandana, a little Swiss army style knife, sometimes a little camera like a GoPro. Sometimes a LifeStraw. The athletic tape can be used to repair gear, clothes and shoes, or to repair you (cuts, blisters, scrapes, sprains).

        55-59 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying

        Brewing Runner


        Cat Disliker

          A Smith and Wesson 500 magnum whenever I can but occasionallly I want to go minimalist with a whistle.

          1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

          5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

          10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

          Half: 1:31:19.5* (2019 Mt Charleston Marathon)

          Marathon 3:05:22.9* (2019 Mt Charleston Marathon)

          Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

          *downhill course with 5,126 ft net drop and 30F temp change. 

           

          2019 Goal: Get into the 4/19/21 marathon

           

          T Hound


          Slower but happier

            I run w that 12 set vest in your video, some good things others not.  At the back end of a long race try getting those chest straps fastened especially with cold hands. Even AS vonteer couldnt do it. Another time those side zippers opened on their own and i lost my watch charger and another charge cord. Lucky i didnt have license/keys in there.  Somebody was nice enough to let me charge w theirs. Those small bottle openings are painful if you want to mix or for AS volunteers but ultraflasks are an easy substitute, exceot they dont fit in the bottle pockets though they work in side pockets.   Im not able to figure out how to secure trifolded poles despite watching video. Other than all that, its a great vest.   I will say it is very comfortable and fits well and doesnt move around.  Has been very durable and used for several years.

             

            On To your question...

             

            Im trying to cary as little as possible, for like 100 mi race: Blister kit , a little duct tape wrapped around pencil for my ass, nutrition charger eblanket headlamp/backup lamp, stocking for ice.  ( for solo stuff if im worried about exposure a bivvy and out on my own and i should get a splint for a longer solo but havent tackled like an overnight solo run or multiday yet). Also  poles if i could attach them lol. Ultraflasks 600 cc with straws. If not avail at a drop bag/trunk or Aid Station Sunscreen bug spray lube. Oh and Light weight waterproof jacket or windbreaker depending on weather.  Baby wipes, always!

             

            2019 Races:  John Dick Memorial 50K, WI, 6:52.  Potawatomi 50 mile IL 4/5, 13:14

            Earth Day 50k, 4/20, IL, Episode 4- 5:49:54 (hey I worked for those 6 sec!). Kettle Morraine 100 mile 6/1.  

             

              I always carry a headlamp, a lightweight jacket (I use a Patagonia Houdini), and a space blanket on long runs in the mountains, even in summer. You never know.


              I lost my rama

                A Smith and Wesson 500 magnum whenever I can but occasionallly I want to go minimalist with a whistle.

                 

                I was considering the same, but I bring TP instead.  Not quite minimalist, but I'll get there.

                3/17 - NYC Half

                4/28 - Big Sur Marathon  DNS

                6/29 - Forbidden Forest 30 Hour

                8/29 - A Race for the Ages - will be given 47 hours


                Demon of Bad Decisions

                  pencil for my ass

                   

                  Interesting choice.

                  I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                   


                  an amazing likeness

                    On To your question...

                     

                    What question?  There was no question. The OP is trolling for clicks on his video channel...

                    I've done my best to live the right way. I get up every morning and go to work each day.

                       

                      What question?  There was no question. The OP is trolling for clicks on his video channel...

                       

                      which is why I never clicked, just added my nonsensical input. being a spoiler is such great merriment!

                       

                      Reading the comments above, I was thinking, and here's something that I'm sure will generate very few comments: which gun is best for trail running? 

                      55-59 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying

                      rlopez


                        I'm with Ms Girl. "tape wrapped around pencil for my ass."

                        Say more about this because damn.

                         

                        Smith and Wesson .500 is a fun choice. And lightweight too.

                        rlopez


                           

                          which gun is best for trail running? 

                           

                          I'll bite.

                           

                          Kind of depends on what you think you need protection from. Snake gun is a way different thing than a cougar or, gulp, bear gun.

                           

                          But maybe it is for the crazy guy following you.


                          I lost my rama

                            I'm with Ms Girl. "tape wrapped around pencil for my ass."

                            Say more about this because damn.

                             

                            Smith and Wesson .500 is a fun choice. And lightweight too.

                             

                            I'd prefer the ass-tape over the S&W 500.  If wiki is correct, that little hand-monster can produce more foot-pounds (haha) of energy than a 30-06.  Um, no thank you.  I shot a .475 Linebaugh once (5 rounds) and that was enough for me.  Could have used some ass-tape for that as well.

                            3/17 - NYC Half

                            4/28 - Big Sur Marathon  DNS

                            6/29 - Forbidden Forest 30 Hour

                            8/29 - A Race for the Ages - will be given 47 hours

                            rlopez


                               

                              I'd prefer the ass-tape over the S&W 500.  If wiki is correct, that little hand-monster can produce more foot-pounds (haha) of energy than a 30-06.  Um, no thank you.  I shot a .475 Linebaugh once (5 rounds) and that was enough for me.  Could have used some ass-tape for that as well.

                               

                              Our buddy Dirty Harry used a model 29 - a 44 magnum. This 500 is basically that gun, but you know, bigger. Bullet calibers don't really match actual bullet diameters, which can be a bit maddening. Anyway, a ".44" is really more like 0.429. 10.9mm. A 50 magnum is 12.7mm, so significantly bigger. The shit hurts to shoot and is very very very heavy to carry.

                              Stacks II


                                a little duct tape wrapped around pencil for my ass

                                 

                                Another call for precision in drafting posts.

                                 

                                Is it

                                1) duct tape, or 2) pencil

                                that is for ass.

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