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Let's Dump FKT
I see no point in posting FKT accounts here on BPL as it's a fringe sport having little to nothing to do with backpacking. Just because they do it on a recognized backpacking trail like the JM...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 11, 11:31am

Phase
@Mike M says: "It certainly isn't all about the gear, what about skills? Do you need to develop/hone certain skills when you start minimizing kit? Damn straight." BACK TO MART...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 08, 5:31am

wet feet
Oh, can't forget this one of some idiot UL (ultraloader) backpacker crossing a deep South Fork Citico---

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 06, 12:26pm

Wet feet
@Jerry Adams: "I just rock hop or walk across log." Not always possible and sometimes rarely possible depending on rainstorms and creek crossings and how wide the creek--- Here&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 06, 12:22pm

Red On White
Thanks Stephen M for posting your red Hilleberg pic in the snow. There's nothing better than seeing a red Hilleberg in white snow. I have a few winter pics of my own--- This shows my old...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
August 05, 6:06am

Hilleberg
If you're worried about wind and beefiness with stouter poles I'd go straight to a black label Hilleberg tent and forget all about the others. (They used to categorize their tents by Kerlo...

In GEAR » Does Hilleberg make burlier (say 10mm) poles as an option or accessory for red-label tents?
August 04, 8:51am

UL
Ken T says: "All quotes by Martin Rye. Except that the true context of each statement is unknown. And a perfectly Tipi post. I'll ask the question I've never seen you answer Tipi? Why...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 04, 8:37am

Martin Rye
I used to be very light back in the late 1970's with just a bedroll and a tarp but then I encountered some extreme winter conditions which required better pads and bags and an upgrade to tents ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 04, 7:39am

Black Bears
Jon Fong says "Please protect wildlife by obeying speed limits and paying attention to roadsides while driving." No, here's a better idea: Close the dang roads thru Yosemite and ...

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 03, 9:22am

Expedition Mulling
Richard May's Quote: "Spending too much time mulling about a given expedition." Keywords here: Mulling and Expedition. The word Expedition assumes more than a snippet 3 day ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 28, 12:12pm

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