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John Almond (FLRider) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Southeast
About Me Bike camper, hammocker, tinkerer.

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Similar Problems
I had similar problems on a trip two years ago. A VERY long day (for me, at the time) with more elevation change than I was used to, hiking with a much stronger hiker, 104* F temperatures, and...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nausea & Throwing Up
November 27, 12:45am

Issues
Most (if not all; I seem to remember at least one hammock designed to do dual use as a ground bivy above treeline) commercially produced hammocks are made of breathable nylon or polyester. This ma...

In GEAR » Random Thought: Solo Hammock as a Tarp for Bivy?
November 25, 5:10pm

Re: hammock?
Theoretically, maybe. The problem (as with many of the comfort issues with hammock that aren't insulation related) is center of mass. Due to how the average human body is structured, you ...

In GEAR » Sleeping wedge? Thoughts on how to do this...
November 22, 8:18pm

With the Exception of Footwear
I work on my feet, so good footwear is absolutely necessary. Otherwise, yeah, a white T-shirt, a bandanna, and a pair of old, ratty shorts is my work uniform (I work in a kitchen). Whereas the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Clothes selection
November 19, 1:21pm

Breathable
NoBul1, sold by TiGoat, is also one of the 0.67 oz/sq yd nylons and is more breathable than either ARGON or M50. It's not as breathable as uncalendared/uncoated nylon, but it's the most ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Revisiting the Foam Fishnet hybrid concept
November 08, 3:19pm

Re: Cold feet
"Thinlight" is 1/8" CCF.

In GEAR » Lining footbox with thinlight
November 04, 2:30pm

Wool Socks
Yep, good, thick, loose wool socks that are used for just sleeping in (so as to keep them dry and clean) are definitely the cheapest way to go. Another trick is to use vapor barriers on your fe...

In GEAR » Lining footbox with thinlight
November 03, 7:39pm

Re: knees and calves
I have many of the same concerns about my knees. I spent a decade throwing myself off of high places with wheels strapped to my feet and both knees are...less than stellar, shall we say. Howev...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
November 02, 4:08pm

Issues
The largest problem that I've encountered with running is in getting myself to see my "short" runs for the week (3-5 miles, usually, these days) as more than just mileage filler. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
November 02, 8:30am

RPGs in RPGs
While RPGs may show up in RPGs, I don't (and probably never will unless trapped in a 20th Century Fox film with Mr. Universe himself) recommend bringing rocket propelled grenades on the trail w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 27, 7:35am

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