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Re: Would you walk past?
5/14/06 David Sharp attempts and collapses. 5/15/06 David Sharp is lucid enough to talk when the film crew arrives. source Sir Edmund Hillary disagreed with the decision not to help a fellow c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Would you walk past?
January 29, 12:21am

Re: Sub 2-lb October Hike
Hi Bill, Glad to hear you're hitting the trail again. I look forward to your trip report. There's nothing like the trial of the trail to help refine your designs. Enjoy, Robert

In Gear Lists » Sub 2-lb October Hike
September 27, 12:39pm

Re: When Did You Begin UL?
My First "ultralight" Backpack Trip - July 1968 . . Many of you will recognize the rock where we are posed. It is on the summit of Mt Whitney. The little guy in orange is me. In order for me t...

In Philosophy & Technique » When Did You Begin UL?
June 18, 1:00pm

Re: Solo or No Go
Two more observations for you Ken. We both do similar mileages and I've found on weekend trips most people will be within 5-7 miles of the trailhead. On less popular trails I frequently don't se...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
May 23, 11:07pm

Re: Re: More pole questions
PJ, You're right pole times did tend to be slower. Several weeks ago in this thread you had commented about the exaggerated pole movements in pictures that accompanied some referenced article. I...

In GEAR » Are poles effective and PP poles more so?
May 22, 11:14am

Re: Do poles burn 20% more calories?
Same course, same test dummy, better data. . . . . . 5/21/06 7:53a . 5/21/06 8:49a Poles? . . .Yes . . . . . . No Overall . . 17:16. . . . . .16:32 Max HR . . .114 . . . . . . 115 Av HR . ...

In GEAR » Are poles effective and PP poles more so?
May 21, 2:03pm

Re: Caloric value per oz
I lost a similar amount of weight doing the JMT a few years back. I didn't view it as a negative because I felt great. I didn't feel fatigued and had plenty of strength. If you felt tired or weak I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Caloric value per oz
May 21, 1:34pm

Re: Do pole burn 20% more calories?
The course - asphalt one mile with a near linear climb of 320 feet, foggy ~65F. The test dummy - 6'-2" 200lb 49 yo male, no pack, 125cm GG Lightrek poles The data - . . . . 5/20/06 6:22AM....

In GEAR » Are poles effective and PP poles more so?
May 20, 4:08pm

Re: Padding
Bobone, >>racecar seats sometimes use expanding >>foam to custom fit seat to driver. A >>typical procedure (from Carroll >>Smith's books as I recall) is to put >>the expanding foam in pl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
May 19, 10:13am

Re: Maybe just bad luck...
... and what year was it?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ursack Vs. Bear cannister?
May 18, 6:30pm

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ALL-ETT Junior Billfold
I've always been annoyed by thick wallets. In the past when I needed to buy a replacement I have always looked for the design that would offer the thinnest solution. The Junior Billfold managed to ...

In Miscellaneous Products
April 04, 9:23pm