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bMyComrade July 7th, 2013 7:20pm

I'm packing my gear for a backpacking trip in the Crazy Mountains of Montana. Have you ever completely left behind civilization and technology for multiple nights in the wilderness?

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Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
07/08/13 10:52 am

Yes, loved every minute of it. Hated to go back & couldn't wait to do it again!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/07/13 9:40 pm

No I can't say that I have I hope you have an awesome time.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/07/13 9:39 pm

No I can't say that I have I hope you have an awesome time.

aurealis the sky
07/07/13 6:14 pm

No but I think about it all the time and plan to when I move to Colorado! I'm jealous!! :b I lived in Montana for about a year and a half when I was younger, beautiful place

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 11:05 pm

Make the move! It's so beautiful all up and down the Rockies.

rory82 Virginia
07/07/13 3:57 pm

No but I want to, think it will be.

fixitlater My Life
07/07/13 3:02 pm

First 3 months of deployment. No running water no hot food no shower no TV, cell phone, or Internet. After 3 months we had showers and hot food.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/07/13 2:59 pm

Yep. Last summer on the Appalachian Trail for a few days. Very interesting. The first night I slipped on a wet root, did a forward split (imagine a 14 year old guy with a backpack doing that—weird) and bruised my knee. Needless to say (haha)…

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/07/13 2:59 pm

my first night on the Appalachian Trail was interesting. I had to be helped the remaining 200 meters to the campsite and was limping around trying to set up the tent—in the rain! The rest of the week was equally odd but fun.

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 11:14 pm

Youch! But that sounds like a great trip in spite of the slipping incident.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/07/13 2:30 pm

I'll go sailing for as many days or weeks as you want, sleeping on board and whatnot but camping is just not my favorite, I'll do it for a night but no more

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 2:57 pm

Sailing! I love it - I need to find me someone with a boat to take me out.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/07/13 3:06 pm

My sailboat is in Antibes in France but you are more than welcome to come with me doll!

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 11:02 pm

I'm sold! I love sailing and the ocean, I have a feeling you'd be great to sail with.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 12:21 am

I hope that I'm great to sail with, and I sure am fun to sail with because I like to make the experience a loathing, wind powered party, but safety first of course :-)

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 12:21 am

A *FLOATING* wind-powered party haha

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/08/13 12:45 am

That definitely sounds great to me :) I love the idea of a floating wind-powered party!

LochnessMonster Milky way
07/07/13 2:09 pm

My dad have me a knife and a 22. And sent me out in the woods alone for 3 days when I was 12. He was shadowing me but I didn't know it at the time. It taught me a lot about survival.

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 2:14 pm

That's crazy awesome!

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/07/13 2:51 pm

Like SERE training. Only for 12 year olds. Lol

LochnessMonster Milky way
07/07/13 2:54 pm

Lol pretty much. It was either survive or die. So I thought lol. I learned a lot about survival at a young age. And now I can survive with only a knife if almost any climate or environment.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/07/13 1:55 pm

I'm trying to get out this July. I want to leave Virginia, though.

fredd TrumpLand
07/07/13 1:50 pm

Not for a long time, and i'm not sure the Scottish Highlands count. You could probably take the whole of scotland, drop it into a wilderness area in the USA and not find it for awhile. That's intimidating.

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 2:14 pm

That's a fantastic mental image - and probably true :-D

Jayseph Wasatch Front
07/07/13 1:32 pm

I love getting away from civilian life and hanging out with the bears, coyotes & crickets. Also, no phone reception or wi-fi, it's heaven.

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 2:13 pm

Shouldn't be coyotes, might be bears - either way I am totally excited!

asia
07/07/13 1:29 pm

As a kid went with my parents and another group on a week long hike though the Appalachian mountains...I think it was there (it was more than 40 years ago)

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/07/13 1:31 pm

They should call the appellation mountains hills now lol

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/07/13 1:28 pm

Very nice! I'm jealous. Miss Montana. Have fun and be careful up there. If you go through Livingston, Mt good place to eat is at the rib and chop house.

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 2:12 pm

I haven't been to that rib and chop - but the one on Miles City is great too

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/07/13 2:15 pm

You ever been to red lodge? Love that area

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 2:21 pm

Definitely a great area. Used to ski there.

pipes
07/07/13 1:10 pm

I'm not an idiot. ;)

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 2:22 pm

Thanks :-) its gonna be awesome!

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
07/07/13 1:08 pm

I was in the Crazy Mountains 2 years ago. It's beautiful there.

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 1:16 pm

I have seriously never found a more beautiful area. Biased perhaps, I love the Pacific Northwest, but the Crazies are just breath taking.

suppressedID suck it Kyle
07/07/13 1:01 pm

What? No SOH?!?!?
Relaxation can't be that important.

(Seriously, have fun & be safe)

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 1:17 pm

I know!!! It's gonna be so hard, I'm going to be soooo far behind when I get back. And we're only going for a couple days!! Lol.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/07/13 12:53 pm

Have fun! And be safe! And remember, if a bear is chasing you, you don't have to outrun the bear, just don't be the slowest person running away from it ;)

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 1:14 pm

Haha true. I'm pretty sure I can outrun her, so I'm good ;)
But we're also going with my dad, he'll be packing heat lol.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/07/13 12:48 pm

Often. I'm glad to see you'll be fishing - I consider some light fishing gear to be almost as essential as a map and a compass. Sharing a favorite spot with a friend who's never been is the best!

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 1:15 pm

I agree! Map, compass, rod and reel - check, check, check. I'm so excited to show her this gorgeous area.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/07/13 1:53 pm

It's an area I haven't spent much time in, other than riding the Beartooth Hwy from Red Lodge to Gardiner a half-dozen times, but it's so beautiful from the road I bet it's awesome from the trail. Have fun, be safe, catch some fish :)

beanD California
07/07/13 12:33 pm

Rock climbing trip up near Mt. Whitney. Let's just say a rumor spread about a psychotic man living in the outhouse, and nothing ended well.

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:35 pm

Haha, that rumor would certainly make things less comfortable

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:35 pm

Thanks :-D its an amazing site we are headed to.

inge MIA
07/07/13 12:27 pm

Yes. I absolutely love it. It is my r&r and I need to do this soon.

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:30 pm

Definitely! Come join us! Nothing beats Gallatin National Forest.
matadornetwork.com/trips/9-montana-backpacking-trips-that-will-blow-your-mind/ we are going to Cottonwood Creek

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:32 pm

Oh man, I did that long once - we took some horses on a pack trip into the Bob Marshall's, it was incredible.

tmacsurprise no pictures just numbers
07/07/13 12:36 pm

That would be awesome. I like the idea of gathering food daily(hunting/fishing) would be a blast

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:41 pm

We will definitely be fishing :) we are careful to go camping outside of hunting season though.

Emma Austin.ish.
07/07/13 12:25 pm

i haven't, but it's cool that you are doing that. please post pics when you get back! (unless you're not taking a camera...)

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:28 pm

I have some on my art site from the last time I went. But I'll try to get some good ones on this trip.

EarlyBird Portland
07/07/13 12:24 pm

You will love it!

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:27 pm

I'm taking one of my best friends up to my favorite lake, she's never gone backpacking before. I'm excited to see what she thinks.

EarlyBird Portland
07/07/13 12:28 pm

Be safe but have fun.

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:31 pm

We will, I'm bringing my dad :-D

tokala
07/07/13 12:23 pm

But last time I left civilization behind we didn't even have cordless phones. :-)

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:31 pm

Definitely been a while. Time for another trip!