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Shawn Bearden (ShawnB) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale SE Idaho
About Me Professor of physiology, exercise physiologist, research expertise in microcirculation. Backpacking with my wife as much as we can.

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No responses?
Steve, I do not have first hand experience in these courses. I'm responding because I am so surprised that you haven't gotten any responses from anyone who has taken the courses. This makes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie question...
December 28, 9:04am

Tour of the Wind River Range
My wife and I haven't been to the Winds. So, we're thinking about an extended tour of them next summer. Based on what I've read, doing the CDT through the Winds, with Titcomb basin and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tour of the Wind River Range
December 11, 4:36pm

Idaho is always a great choice! You mentioned Sawtooths and White Clouds. Sawtooths are great, though you may have some of those altitude issues. The 'Grand Sawtooths Loop' is about 60-7...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Western Backpacking Suggestions
December 11, 4:08pm

Open valve, hold overhead, run very fast until inflated. If that doesn't work, then I use my lungs, or (more rarely) a Thermarest pumpsack.

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 06, 11:55am

Trail Life
On the suggestion above, I purchased a copy of Ray Jardine's book and read it. Lot's of interesting stuff. But, anyone who gets this book should find the chapter called 'Food', tear...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a book on
November 30, 8:09pm

We package most of our food from the bulk (nuts, chocolates, etc.). However, for a bought/pre-packaged single serving, the PackIt Gourmet fruit smoothies are super delicious at roughly 4.7 kcal/g. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 21, 12:22pm

Thru hiking stats - couples?
Lots of people go solo and there are so many stats on fastest, first, oldest, etc. Are there any stats on couples? E.g, first, fastest, oldest (married) couple to hike the PCT, CDT, AT...or triple ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thru hiking stats - couples?
November 17, 8:33am

To write
Do people find these sources (specific articles, forum discussion archives, and blog post) sufficient for your own knowledge and planning? Would a reliable (data driven) consolidation specific to b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a book on
November 08, 6:58am

Is there a book on
Is there a comprehensive book focused on the physiology of long distance backpacking, lets say more than a week and up to a year? Something that discusses all of the issues related to the human phy...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a book on
November 07, 8:39am

7 Devils
Try the Seven Devils loop

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need recommendatiosn for a 2-3 day hike this month in Idaho/Eastern Oregon area.
November 05, 2:43pm

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