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Todd ~ (Narrator) - BPL Guest

My Locale The front range
About Me I'm an aerospace medicine physician, moving to Colorado Springs this summer. I'm putting my kit together now so I can hit the ground running (or, rather, hiking I guess) when I get there. My interest is more in light than ultralight backpacking; aiming for a base-weight of 15 lbs in a 45L pack, primarily for overnight trips. I may go lighter and longer as I gain more experience. I'd love to meet some people on this forum to head out with on the weekends. I'm a good cook and handy with a first-aid kit.
CityColorado Springs
StateColorado
CountryUnited States

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Drones vs robots
A nice thing about drones is that they can stay on station at the lat/long requested for a long time. They could arrive at one's destination but not drop their payload until the requesting hike...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking robot: would you use one?
August 04, 6:33pm

I'd prefer a drone
My concern for a robot is that, if it broke, I wouldn't be able to pack it out, and I'd feel bad spoiling a trail for others who have to climb over the remains of my broken robot. I'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking robot: would you use one?
August 04, 5:45pm

My Thoughts
@Kevin - physicians are quite expert at fluid management. All of them, but especially any in family practice, internal medicine or its subspecialties, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, or any sur...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
August 03, 10:35pm

muscle milk vs. ensure
If you are going to use something like this, I'd recommend ensure powder over muscle milk powder. You just don't need as much protein as is in muscle milk. Hiking is not power lifting. T...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » opinions on muscle milk as a lightweight backpacking food/supplement
May 23, 10:00pm

Ranger Joe's
http://www.rangerjoes.com/Under-Armour-T-Shirt-Tactical-Long-Sleeve-P1338C17.aspx Ranger Joe's is a popular website for augmenting one's issued gear in the military. Keep in mind that m...

In GEAR » Aiming to buy a light mesh military-type long sleeve T?
May 12, 9:12pm

REI Sale for phone orders now.
REI is having a thirty percent off sale starting at the end of this week. They are already giving these prices on items ordered over the phone now. If there's something you've been lookin...

In GEAR » REI Sale for phone orders now.
May 12, 3:30pm

So which is it?
In the first article of Ryan’s that I read, he concluded: “C'mon, how light is too light? …When your safety is sacrificed? Hey, c'mon. There's risk involved. You're not ou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Personal Locator Beacons & Other Wireless Technologies for Backcountry Travel?
May 10, 1:26am

Nicely done!
This is an elegant experiment. Well done. A corollary study could be done adding a known quantity of coliform bacteria (e.g. E. coli) to sterile water and seeing which method killed more bacteria. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Premixing AquaMira
May 08, 3:47pm

Sorry, I'm verbose. TL;DR
Energy gels are great for ultra-running, as they provide the lightest possible nutritional support. To do this, they start with sugar. Sugar is the fuel your body runs on, and specifically, t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long ol' dayhike prep
May 08, 12:00pm

Altitude sickness
Altitude sickness can kill. The best treatment is to immediately descend. Please don't risk death due to High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) just to finish a climb. If you get sick, go down....

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Xenon and Patagonia UL Down Hoody: Comparison and Long-Term Review
May 06, 8:44pm

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