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Jealousy?
What is it with hiking and hikers? Why is it that whenever someone does a route faster than normal, someone ALWAYS chimes in with "But did he see anything? Must have been looking at his feet ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 20, 6:24am

Running tights
Ronhill Men's Trackster Classic Running Tights 6 ozs , with 4 way stretch, very durable If you are skinny like me then they are more like very slim pants, so can be worn around town.

In GEAR » hiking/running tights reccomendations?
November 17, 11:04am

Water caching
In case anyone was thinking of using Platypus bottles to cache water - don't ! I left a Platypus outside my tent one night and some critter chewed right through the plastic material.

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
November 05, 1:35am

Re: Silver Pass
Aaron, thanks for all the inside information. Exciting stuff!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 17, 11:40am

Coconut oil
Has anyone thought of coconut oil? Just as healthy as olive oil, almost as many calories (245/oz), and solid below 25C or 76F, which makes carrying a lot safer most of the time. Is easy to eat ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
August 16, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Moving Right Along ...
Well, the first sleep was at the Bench Lake side trail iaw Aaron Sorensen's JMT split times above, so the next might well be Selden, or Edison as in the next table.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 16, 2:02pm

Protecting Neoair
When camping on gravel I protect my cuben groundsheet and Neoair with a 1/8" foam mat and a bit of polycro sheet.

In GEAR » Neo-Air Xlite? and what size?
August 16, 6:29am

JMT food and resupply
Yes you can just hand a parcel over at Tuolumne PO. Address it to yourself and pay the postage at standard rate. At least you know it's got there! You can do the same at Yosemite Valley if you...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 17, 3:53pm

Re: Visibility to helicopters if lost, stranded or injured
The best colour marker is fluorescent orange. This is such an unnatural colour that a pilot's eye is attracted to it immediately. Lay out a 1sqm of material in an open space, and leave it there...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Visibility to helicopters if lost, stranded or injured
October 15, 6:58am

Solar Power
All good points, thanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 06, 12:26pm

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