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Alec Muthig (Alekat) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Wyoming, USA
About Me Adventurer... ultrarunning mountains, deserts, arctic; mountain biking; backpacking...

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All Forum Posts by Alec Muthig

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Re: Fastpacking Definition?
The basis of our discussion really came down to whether sleep/camp was a part of the definition or not. If I cover 100 miles over a two day period but do not stop to sleep, am I fastpacking or jus...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fastpacking Definition?
April 25, 8:42am

Re: sleep
Keep moving along for 24+ hours straight. When you finally stop you'll be lucky to pull out your bag before you fall asleep. Heck, I've fallen asleep mid-sentence after doing this. Even ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » sleep
April 24, 2:43pm

Re: Your Avatar
That's my frozen mug on an overnight training run through the Snowy Range in SE Wyoming. -20(f) that morning when I crawled out of the bivy.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
April 12, 4:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Knives for the backcountry
Oh I just posted the link in case you wanted to read through it. The larger knife does help... this winter we were trying to start a fire at a cabin. The wood was wet and there was little tinder ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knives for the backcountry
April 10, 9:00pm

Re: Knives for the backcountry
Hi David, I carry a more substantial knife, a Ka-Bar Dozier Folding Hunter with a 3" locking blade. It's a great size for most chores and not very heavy (and a great deal). I think ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knives for the backcountry
April 10, 3:50pm

Re: Vapor Barriers
Chris, if your down is getting soaked from sweat while hiking it sounds like you are wearing too much. Have you tried other clothing combinations? While moving vigorously at -30(f) I could we...

In GEAR » Vapor Barriers
April 10, 3:44pm

Fastpacking Definition?
I'm in a bit of a discussion with some runners about what "fastpacking" is. Anyone want to define it for me?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fastpacking Definition?
April 09, 4:54pm

Re: Wilderness First Aid
I'm certified in WFA through NOLS. Some of the course did examine using what you had available, but mostly the course focused on using general first aid equipment. The course was only 16 hour...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wilderness First Aid
March 29, 9:37am

Re: Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 2: Components
Great stuff. Wish I had this about 6 months ago. :) Had to do much of the same testing myself, with very similar conclusions! How were you able to get the Crescent Moon Overbootie on a size...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 2: Components
March 28, 12:55pm

Re: E-Blanket, do you carry one, why or why not?
I almost always carry my mylar emergency bag and have actually used it a few times (for others who were injured). The only time I do not carry mine is if I have some other form of protection with ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » E-Blanket, do you carry one, why or why not?
March 27, 9:03am

All Reader Reviews by Alec Muthig

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Crescent Moon Neoprene Overbooties
I've been using the Crescent Moon Neoprene Overbooties throughout the winter of 2006/2007. They are made of 6mm thick stretch neoprene that you put over the toe of your shoe and then pull back, p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 23, 1:49pm

Montrail Hardrock
I'm on my 9th pair of Hardrocks - used for trail running as well as hiking and packing and snowshoing. I've tried many other trail shoes and always had some fitting and/or blister issues unti...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 23, 1:27pm