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Andrew Wilson (andreww) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Vosges
About Me A PCTr 1998, all home-sewn, I've persued outdoor pursuits lightweight since. Currently I'm riding my 1983 Raleigh super-comp through the passes of the Vosges.
CityStrasbourg
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Foot stresses
In my long distance hikes, I, too, have found foot adaption the limiting factor. At the beginning of the PCT, twenty miles was killer; after two months of gradual increases, 30 miles was almost eas...

In Editor's Roundtable » Training for Backpacking
May 02, 11:13am

Aerobic Base
Thanks for this measured, and well supported piece. A recent article in Backpacking ignorantly suggested increasing the lactate threshold as the most important thing for hikers--a bizarre thing to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Training for Backpacking
April 30, 3:55am

Bear Canister
A worthwhile option would be a separate attachement for bear canisters, and a correspondingly smaller main pack, to sit on top, or underneath. You might grab some PCT and California business.

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 15, 1:10am

Crash Pad Buckles
I've used these 1" buckles: http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/crash_buckle.html They're aluminum, so much lighter than the ITW G-Hooks mentioned above. Metolius guarantees them for l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Has anyone seen these buckles for sale?
November 08, 2:27am

Re: Great article!
Thanks, Derrick. Always glad when people keep reading my stuff. Andrew

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Unknown, with Sturdy Footwear
November 09, 12:00am

France IGN
For those traveling or hiking in France, the iPheGeNie app offers caching (saves tiles for 1 month) for all of France (even down to 1/3.25" vector graphics, including street names!) from the I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Smartphone Navigation
July 27, 2:41am

Cook fires
Loved the review. I'm a fan of these little stoves and it's nice to see them compared in a systematic fashion. I myself am a happy owner of a BushBuddy and would never trade it in. As a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Wood-Burning Camp Stoves - State of the Market Report 2011
June 22, 3:09am

Illegal Mining
I envy your adventures. Nicely done. Just a note about the "illegal" mines. Mining has been vocation for individuals and families throughout the Andes since pre-columbian times. These ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Keeping it Real in Bolivia’s Cordillera Real: Global Test Photo Essay
May 04, 2:06am

Munter hitches
FYI: I climb in France/Germany, and for some reason Germans almost always seem to use Munter hitches, exclusively for seconds/top roping. Fast, safe, and simple. And nobody says Germans in general ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » HMS (munter hitch, belay) carabiners
May 02, 2:23am

Helmet Hood
The hood was clearly designed to fit over a mountaineering helmet. It's shortcomings would probably be mitigated if it were used as per this design. With jackets like these, it would be nice if...

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs eVent Pullover Review
April 13, 5:41am

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