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Postby ScotRoutes » Wed May 16, 2018 8:37 pm

I can't be bothered with a poll, but let's hear it. Are you a roller, a stuffer or a folder?

I'm mostly a stuffer these days , though rolling can be best for removing air from a sleeping mat.
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Re: Packing

Postby MikeW » Wed May 16, 2018 8:40 pm

I stuff my sleeping bag, roll the Matt and stuff the tarp or tent.
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Re: Packing

Postby Ian » Wed May 16, 2018 8:45 pm

A mix of all 3 to get the best / most efficient / minimum pack volume; stuff sleeping bag, fold then roll tarp and roll sleeping mat and clothes.
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Re: Packing

Postby Blair512 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:54 pm

Last couple of trips I've rolled my mat, bivvy and quilt together and then stuffed around them in the bag, I really need to buy some smaller bags as I'm finding myself taking extra just to fill the bag out!
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Re: Packing

Postby Artie Fufkin » Wed May 16, 2018 9:07 pm

I tend to stuff in the front end, sleeping and dry cloths, and pack in the saddle pack as that is more Bivi and tarp gear.
Bit of both, meself!!!
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Re: Packing

Postby Moder-dye » Wed May 16, 2018 9:40 pm

Roller of mats, tents and tarps. Stuffer of clothes into all the little spaces.
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Re: Packing

Postby MikeW » Wed May 16, 2018 10:06 pm

I definitely could do with help regarding packing. I've been on trios were it seems I've taken similar kit (weight & size) but packed it far worse than others. I'm learning thiugh. I noticed last time out that wrapping my permavent floor mat around my sleep Matt doesn't take up much more space and still fits inside it's bag.
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Re: Packing

Postby whitestone » Wed May 16, 2018 10:15 pm

Work out what I'm taking then try and figure what bags are needed to hold it all Then work out what goes where. Finally pack using the most suitable methods. Some items will always be stuffed/folded/rolled because that's the most suitable for them
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Re: Packing

Postby benp1 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:30 am

Always stuff my sleeping bag/quilt

Nearly always fold my tarp (otherwise it ends up huge!)

Bivi is usually stuffed

Mat is usually rolled to deflate, then depends. Very rarely rolled as it's awkward to pack it, though sometimes loosely rolled inside the dry bag but round the outer bit (so I can stuff things in the middle). Recently bivi, mat and sleeping bag all stuffed in my drybag together, makes for quicker set up and packing - tricky when I'm 6'3 and everything is sized large
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Re: Packing

Postby Nevis » Thu May 17, 2018 7:14 pm

Roll the mat.
Stuff the bag
Roll the DJ and dress shirt. Keeps creases to a min so you don't have to take a travel iron.
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Re: Packing

Postby Ian » Thu May 17, 2018 7:25 pm

Nevis wrote:Roll the DJ and dress shirt. Keeps creases to a min so you don't have to take a travel iron.

Now where’s that photo of Matt and Taylor from the winter Bivvy a few years back..?
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Re: Packing

Postby Wilkyboy » Thu May 17, 2018 8:17 pm

Ian wrote:
Nevis wrote:Roll the DJ and dress shirt. Keeps creases to a min so you don't have to take a travel iron.

Now where’s that photo of Matt and Taylor from the winter Bivvy a few years back..?


This one? Suave, and not a crease in sight :-bd

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Re: Packing

Postby Matt » Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 pm

keeps resurfacing :lol:
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Re: Packing

Postby Wotsits » Thu May 17, 2018 11:15 pm

Matt wrote:keeps resurfacing :lol:


The gift that keeps giving :grin:

I'll never understand why it didn't get photo of the year!
(Over)Reaching for the elitist 'vision'....
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