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John Smith (jcar3305) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale East of Cascades
About Me Hiking for 32 years raised in a cabin north of Fairbanks AK. Married 20 years with 4 children. Dedicated ultralight hiker/backpacker. Also long distance canoeist. I like to spend time exploring an area in depth rather than go as far as possible. Moved to Yakima in 2006. Found White Pass to Chinook Pass on PCT and that will be my new playground for the next few years.
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screwing your shoes and sometimes others as well
David, Another way to screw your shoes is to get 1/2" sheet metal shoes and screw them in a 1/4" and then clip the heads off. I used to do this with my racing flats for winter races or...

In Make Your Own Gear » I WILL walk the dog today! Study shoes.
January 23, 8:55pm

Rats
2nd I hope

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Dragonfly Hooded Pullover Windshirt, Men's XXL, Green, 4oz!
January 23, 2:29pm

over-screwed shoes
David, I used to coach and run for UAA when living in Alaska. I did this every single winter. Some thoughts from my personal experience: 1) You have too may screws - drop to 12 to 14 dependin...

In Make Your Own Gear » I WILL walk the dog today! Study shoes.
January 23, 2:16pm

thoughts
I do not see why you can't make it with this set up as long as you understand you will be more tired on climbs and at the end of the day than everyone else all things being equal. 1) at ever...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015. Suggestions Welcome.
January 19, 5:34pm

stonk bomb tent
Skunk?

In GEAR » Stink Bomb Tent
January 19, 5:14pm

sleep system and other thoughts
+1 on the sled. Make a pulk and enjoy your trips so much more Get a bivy for your sleeping bag and use it in the tent. Also get a vapor barrier liner for your sleeping bag. You will get virtuall...

In Gear Lists » Cold weather gear advice for Alaska (really...)
January 17, 11:00pm

Oddest item ever on the trail
Year ago in Alaska I would go for long trail runs and occasionally run into the same guy over and over carrying a pressure cooker in his hands while running along. I talked to him once and asked hi...

In GEAR » Oddest single piece of gear you have seen on the trail
January 17, 10:42pm

Keeping feet warm
At some point if you push the edge long enough you will get all your socks wet and your shoes soaked throough. My suggestions are: 1) sleep with your socks on if you can. put another pair over ...

In Make Your Own Gear » emergency socks
October 06, 11:05pm

worked out well last time
want to try it again, or are you full up?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Seattle Area trip week of 14 June
May 17, 11:48am

peninsula hikes
short trip . . . . Hike from Johnson Lake to Johnson pass and back. Wonderful fly fishing in the pass if you are into that sort of thing. around 12 miles to the pass. Beautiful and easy to follow t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kenai Peninsula of Alaska: Dayhikes and Short Trips....
May 14, 9:34pm

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