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Alex H (abhitt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale southern appalachians or desert SW
About Me I've been camping since before I could walk and backpacking since 1970. I have lived in many parts of the country except the West coast but hiked there some too.
CityGraham
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/

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Re: elemental horizons
MB is right, the Kalais is the similar sized pack. I bought it because I felt it would carry loads better than the circuit. Haven't carried a bear can yet but it holds one easily. I have c...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit vs Elemental Horizons Aquilo
October 28, 7:12pm

Seirus quick draw
One of my favorite pieces of gear is the Seirus Quick draw hat. It is a 200 wt. fleece hat with a 100 wt balaclava/face mask that pulls down or stores in the tip of the hat when you don't need...

In GEAR » Cold face when sleeping
October 27, 1:10pm

multiple options
On long trips I do a rotation of instant oatmeal with dried fruit, instant cheesy grits with shelf stable bacon bits added, and a good granola that can be done either hot or cold. I save the cold ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 27, 1:01pm

Re: pct thru hike
Your WM alpenlite is 33 oz. by manufacturers specs not 21 oz., that is the fill weight only.

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 26, 6:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
Thanks for clarifying that Bob, I knew when I typed it, it would read wrong. What I meant was along and in the Death Valley (along the valley floor) itself. Yes there are some springs up in some ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 23, 6:12am

Re: Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
So I am a farmer in NC and can only really get out in the winter so I always do at least one trip in the SW usually in the Nov.-Feb. window. My long time favorite is Big Bend and they have modifie...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 22, 7:38am

Re: Zpacks vs hmg
Marjolein you may have seen my piece on trying to find a light medium load hauler, similar kind of thinking process as Nielsen Brown's. http://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/the-s...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 22, 5:43am

Re: Re: Dromedary
"I would not trust a Platy as a primary container in a place like Grand Canyon. The 2.5 liter Platys are nice as a secondary/supplemental source, but a Drom with a hose is far more reliable.&q...

In Gear Lists » 13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
October 20, 6:23pm

Re: Dromedary
The 2 liter platys are actually 80 oz. (2.5 qts) or 1400 ml. so hold really 2.4 liters. There isn't any other container that holds as much for so little weight. Yes it would be good if they h...

In Gear Lists » 13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
October 20, 6:02pm

Re: N. AZ near Zion
You could drive through AZ to Buckskin and those places but they are are all mostly in Utah or at least the trailheads are. If you do Bull valley Gorge/Willis Creek it would be faster to come in f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » N. AZ near Zion
October 17, 4:04pm

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