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Re: Backpacking trips in or around Los Angeles County
I've seen a few fantastic trip reports from hikes in the San Rafael Wilderness in the Santa Barbara area near lake cachuma. Do a quick search on the site to find the reports. Actually, I'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking trips in or around Los Angeles County
April 03, 6:29pm

Re: The Process of Producing Pemmican 2
Thanks for the report on your pemmican experience, with pics. Next, I'm awaiting your report on a 100% pemmican 7-day backpacking trip. By the way, were you a member of backpackflyfishi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The Process of Producing Pemmican
March 23, 11:27am

Church, Nature and God
This is an interesting discussion. I understand peoples comparisons of church and nature. I've felt more peace in nature than I've ever felt at church. However, being in nature does not ...

In Philosophy & Technique » nature=church?
March 19, 10:26am

Re: Pemmican
Were you able to cook up some pemmican this weekend Grampa? I just found a source for small quantities of grass-fed tallow so I'm one step closer.

In Philosophy & Technique » Ketogenic diet as a way to lighten pack?
March 19, 9:37am

What about a Rain Shell?
I now understand the importance and versatility of the wind shirt, but could a lightweight/breathable rain shell such as a Marmot Mica provide similar benefits along with being water-proof? Junto

In GEAR » Wind Shirt
March 14, 11:10am

Re: Pemmican
Best of luck to you Grampa! Looking forward to hearing how it turns out for you. I'm going to do the same as soon as I can get my hands on some grass fed tallow. I'll be adding dri...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ketogenic diet as a way to lighten pack?
March 13, 4:41pm

Re: Cave man diet
Who said I was talking about cavemen? Their bones tend to show little to no signs of disease and they tended to be taller and had much stronger bones than those post-agriculture, but I never menti...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Red meat is killing you
March 13, 1:12pm

Wind Shirt
Is a wind shirt only advantageous when it's windy? What is the proper application of this article of clothing that appears to be used quite frequently among the more seasoned ultralighters?

In GEAR » Wind Shirt
March 13, 12:31pm

The Study Diet
I don't go by studies. Why? Over 70% are funded by pharmaceutical companies that are hoping for a favorable outcome(for their drug) from the get-go. Just eat what our ancestors ate prior...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Red meat is killing you
March 13, 12:27pm

Re: Ketogenic diet as a way to lighten pack?
Piper do you have any updates on this experiment? Has it proven to be effective/practical on numerous hikes? I definetly want to try this on my next hike, I'll be eating pemmican for 75...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ketogenic diet as a way to lighten pack?
March 13, 12:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Jon Franklin

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Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25/30
This pack is, by all practical purposes, perfect. The material is super tough yet light enough to keep the pack at less than 1lb. I like how sturdy the hip belt buckle is and the shoulder straps are...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 28, 12:38pm