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About Me 37-year-old active hiker/backpacker based in Utah. Spends summer months in the Unitas; fall, winter, and spring in the desert.

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All Forum Posts by Kim Grant

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Hammock Tents
Did a search on this topic and didn't see a relevant thread... apologies in advance if I missed it. I'd like to know who is using/has used a hammock tent and what your experience has bee...

In GEAR » Hammock Tents
May 28, 11:26pm

Re: Re: Grand Canyon Recommendations
I'd like to second the notion of wearing cotton May - October in the south west deserts. Synthetics wick precious moisture away at the gaseaous level keeping you dryer, and then they evaporate ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
May 28, 11:11pm

envy!
I am envious of those of you who can ditch the tent completely. [I sleep in places where scorpions and rattlers would love to crawl into bed with me, so needs must use the tent. That said, I go...

In Philosophy & Technique » enjoying backpacking
May 28, 10:57pm

Mediterranean Meza
It's probably a little too late for my comments to be useful for the original request... but I just love to talk about food. Thus far my preferred no-cook meals are something like the plat...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold Meals
May 28, 10:23pm

update on the Archer Farms pods
So we used the pods this week in Coyote Gulch and the consensus is thus: Use two pods for a very good cup of brewed coffee. You can get a pretty good 2nd cup with a refill of hot h20. No fuss, no m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using Espresso Pods for pack-it-out backpacking
May 16, 12:54pm

Where is Pine Valley?
Hey Elliot, where is this Pine Valley? I'm a Utah hiker and this looks like a really lovely trip. -Kim

In Post-Trip Reports » Pine Valley, UT Small TR & Photos
May 09, 10:52am

Miles per hike : elevation gain : weight carried
Andrew, In answer your question about miles per hike.... I think about trips in elevation gain and the amount of weight I'll be carrying. For example, a five mile hike carrying 20 pounds ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food for seirras? help
May 09, 10:38am

Yeah, but only when I'm backpacking...
Yeah, but only when I'm backpacking...otherwise I'm extremely efficient. 1200 calories isn't much food. That's why I love backpacking -- I love to eat!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food for seirras? help
May 08, 4:16pm

little person who eats a lot
I made the mistake of entering the grand canyon (which is only 7 miles down hill) nice and hydrated and filled with a big protein breakfast -- and I found that I wasn't very hungry at the 3/4 ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food for seirras? help
May 08, 3:18pm

not as light as a teabag
But pretty darn light -- grams heavier than a tea-bag perhaps, but not ounces (not a scientific statement). The pod is 2.75" round and weighs about as much as double stuff oreo when damp. By m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using Espresso Pods for pack-it-out backpacking
May 07, 8:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Kim Grant

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I am a 5'2" 130lb woman and am forced simply by my stature to keep my pack as light as possible. Headroom: Excellent. I can sit upright with some extra head clearance. Interior floor ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
May 07, 2:46pm

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
Should have been posted to SL1 thread. Sorry. I am a 130lb woman and am forced simply by my stature to keep my pack as light as possible. Headroom: Excellent. I can sit upright with some extra ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
May 07, 2:03pm