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Re: Re: Hypoglycemic Shock?
You're right, you didn't say the OP would go into hypoglycemic shock, you only suggested it. You also must feel better now that you found a word that my computer changed in "auto corre...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
July 17, 3:50pm

Hypoglycemic Shock?
Unless the OP is also diabetic, hiking on the Atkins diet for a week isn't going to cause him to go into hypoglycemic shock. What will happen is he will turn his body fat into keytones, (not t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
July 16, 5:12pm

Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber adjustable pole
Cutting carbon fiber with a hack saw could leave minute cracks or splintering in the pole that may not be known until it fails sometime later. What I would use to cut carbon fiber is a high speed,...

In GEAR » Cutting Carbon Fiber adjustable pole
July 10, 10:26pm

Re: Re: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Spend $20.00 for some Dri Ducks and another couple of bucks on a box of trash compactor bags if you don't already have them. A compactor bag makes a great pack liner. Also spend $20.00 on a pa...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 06, 10:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Do you pack a pillow?
Never had much luck with the zip lock bags but what I did find that works is, using two plastic bread wrappers (one inside the other) add however much air you need, twist the end tight to make a ta...

In GEAR » Do you pack a pillow?
July 05, 9:42pm

Re: How does this pack fit look?
I'm sure you will get many personal preference responses with this so I may as well say, when hiking in warmer (60*+) weather, I like some air flow onto my back with space between me and the pa...

In GEAR » How does this pack fit look?
July 05, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Camping to close for comfort
I like my solitude and I like sleeping in a place that's not damp, buggy and cold, so I take a little water for dinner and camp on a ridge every chance I get. Only once have I shared a campsite...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camping to close for comfort
June 23, 6:13pm

Look at Rail Riders clothing
I started buying Rail Riders stuff about three years ago and this first shirt I bought, the Bone Flats shirt, has over 6,000 miles of trail, including a PCT thru last year and doesn't have one ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best bug jacket? Lightweight but durable
June 22, 10:03pm

HalfmilePCT app.
The next thing you want to do is, download the "HalfmilePCT" app for either your iPhone or Android. It's free and being the PCT and JMT share the same path for much of the Sierra'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Experience with JMT Northbound thru hike?
June 22, 9:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
I don't think you would want the gear most early drop out are (were) packing, unless you like REI stuff.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 19, 3:58pm

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