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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

Cocao in milk, not flavored corn syrup
Tom, I believe you are confusing real chocolate milk made from Cacao with its cheap counterpart, which is basically chocolate flavored milk maked from corn syrup, sugar, malto or other ingredients...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
May 08, 2:32pm

Re: rice noodles
I have no direct experience with rice noodles but I do precook all my rice and pasta at home and dehydrate it before putting it in the trail food cabinet for use on the trail. Doing this elimates m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » rice noodles
May 04, 7:23pm

Re: Tight Calves
Warren, as a cyclist, I'm a little surprised you haven't used compression socks to help in recovery between workouts. I'm an old marathoner and take a pair with me on most every hike I ...

In GEAR » Calf Massager
May 01, 9:36am

Re: Milk when backpacking
I find it fascinating this thread was started with a link to ongoing research into athletic recovery drinks and everyone (except Bob and myself) have dismissed or ignored it completely. It seems t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
May 01, 12:12am

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