Stowing Your Clothes In a Pack

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A few weeks ago a family friend asked me to go over what should be in their son’s pack and review a few backcountry  techniques.


So, three days later Nick and his buddy Daniel are at my door with a surprise guest, Nick’s 
Mom.

We had a great three hour session.  Very straight forward.  Perfect for a summer hike.

Towards the end of our time together, Daniel showed me a novel way to stow ones clothing in a pack.  A day’s collection of clothing rolled up into a simple bundle.

Step 1 – Layout the gear.  All the clothing is light weight.



Step 2 – Fold up the gear.  Place clothing so that it can be rolled from bottom to top.  Note that the sock’s opening is outward.


Step 3 – Begin rolling.  Keep it tight.

Step 4 – With the bundle tightly rolled, roll the sock backward over the clothes.
That’s it.