My EDC is about 15-20 lbs; I'm 130 lbs. and it sometimes leaves my lower back sore. I've gone through my bag and can't think of anything that I wouldn't need. Any tips? Maybe work outs to get a stronger back?
my one piece of advice is don't overdo it or you can get seriously ill (my dad used to run @100+miles per week. conservative estimate no lie. i am convinced this is what gave him colon cancer because his internal organs just got annihilated from pounding the pavement so often and so consistently)
I'm sorry about your dad. Respectfully, you cannot get colon cancer from running. There are athletes who run far more than 100 miles/week and their risk of cancer isn't higher because of this.
Those ultra-marathon runners hit organ failure quite a bit from some of the stories I have heard. David Goggins tells a great story about literally shitting blood after a 24 hour run.no worries, totally just an unfounded theory i came up with
you don't think overexercise can put a major hurting on your internal organs though? maybe the catalyst between one and another would be quality of diet.
Go military surplus or find a company that makes packs for expeditions
I dont think you have quite mastered the traveler nomenclature yet @Jackthereaper !! You may want to relearn the different nuances between greenhorn, homebum, tramp,rubber tramp, traveler, traveller, hitchhiker, hobo, oogle, anarchist, hippy, punk, traincore, rainbow & housie, houseless before using one incorrectly again. There once was a thread that explained the historical differences but I don't know where it went.Either just walk with half loads for a while when you homebum to build up to it,