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James Jones (maniacjwj) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Colorado Rockies
About Me I'm over 50 years old but I have only been camping regularly for the last 14 years. I backpacked once about 16 years ago and then tried it again 10 years ago. My backpack itself weighed almost as much as my base weight for all my gear now. Then I read Ray Jardine's book as my first book on backpacking and started down the path of ultralight about 8 years ago.

In 2008, I had major back surgery and thought my backpacking days were over until I found a thread about using lumber packs.
CityColorado Springs
StateColorado
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.hikingfreedom.com
My PDF Gear ListNo cook Lumbar Pack/RikSak Gear List

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High Pitches
Thanks Brandon. That completely makes sense. Something someone coming from tent camping didn't think of

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Small Tarp
May 19, 11:23am

bugs with pancho tarp
what do you do to keep the bugs away?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Small Tarp
May 19, 1:07am

tarp purpose
I'll have to check it out. I've now seen lots of configurations of tarps, many able to keep out rain. Others seem to keep dew off or sun because pitched so high above the ground.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Small Tarp
May 19, 12:57am

weight gain on backpacking trip
i'm so glad I posted my question. All these suggestions are so great. My weight was completely back down this morning. I won't be backpacking this weekend but might take a hike. I'l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight gain on backpacking trip
May 18, 6:19am

weight gain
It is so amazing how our bodies are made to protect us and help us handle stress and sudden muscle exertion. Sounds like a combination of these factors.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight gain on backpacking trip
May 17, 9:14pm

salt
My health has been fine. I was between 7000-9000 ft but i live at 6800 ft. I backpacked a lot last summer and didn't have big weight gains but my backpacking diet wasn't focused on nuts, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight gain on backpacking trip
May 17, 5:28pm

Weight gain on backpacking trip
I'll eat more salt than usual just because I'm backpacking but not as much as I have on my last two trips. I'm actually trying to lose weight so jumping 4-6 lbs in water weight from Su...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight gain on backpacking trip
May 17, 1:49pm

weight gain
thanks so much. That is exactly what happened. I completely avoid salt, especially added salt, in my normal life. But on these last two trips, I ate nuts, seeds, nut bars, beef jerky, Powerade a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight gain on backpacking trip
May 16, 10:26pm

Weight gain on backpacking trip
On my last two backpacking trips, I have left on a Friday afternoon and returned Saturday afternoon, hiking about 12-15 miles each trip. Between Friday morning and Sunday morning, I gained 4 lbs e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight gain on backpacking trip
May 16, 5:04pm

UL Tent vs. Traditional
Have you considered the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 at 2 lbs 10oz? I own one and liked it. I switched it out for a ZPacks Hexamid Twin Tarp with Extended Peak and FlyScreen at 11.75oz. It comes down...

In GEAR » UL Tent Vs. Traditional
May 08, 5:18pm

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