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Re: Re: zpacks vs hmg
I'll see Ian's 25 lbs. in the Ohm and raise it 8. I had 33 in mine (out of necessity - first day, full load, 22 waterless miles of PCT sec. D). It carried great. I have the 2.0 and a belt...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 2:04pm

Re: +1 on "Corner Technique"
I do this too, but still get a somewhat sticky bottle. OTOH my biggest mess is from scooping powder into the ziplocs in the first place.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 19, 11:06am

To quote Gandalf:
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." The blogger could have made the same argument with little or no reference to ultralight.

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 9:55am

Horseshoe Meadow
About 8 years ago I did Whitney from Horseshoe Meadow. Our trip to the peak was an 18-mile hike on our "layover day." The extra couple of days to acclimatize was helpful. Honestly, the m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 16, 2:18pm

Re: Diawa Mini Spin
+1 on the mini-spin. I have 2 of these from the 1970s (and 2 mini-casts as well), they still work flawlessly. Today's versions are most likely lighter :) As for lures, I always had luck wit...

In Fishing » Recommendations for spin setup for Sierra fishing?
October 16, 10:08am

Swish
+1 on rinsing. It may not be a perfect solution, but it undoubtedly helps until you can take more deliberate steps to clean your teeth. So in my case -- not an exact science by any means -- I si...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 15, 2:11pm

Re: calories
Ito Jakuchu said, "So add 91gr. of Malto to 1L of water, if I plan to drink the 1L/hr, and not take other food. I prepare little packages of 45gr. for half litres of green tea, or for whole ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 15, 10:54am

Re: links
Here's mine: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TQ716_Eh7XQ6M7nzR4hOJsmJOcOfedvKtrHdprczKwg/edit?usp=sharing I prefer an "open sky" (tarpless) option, but not all the configu...

In GEAR » Shelter options spreadsheet
October 14, 1:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Shelter options spreadsheet
I added a couple of rows for ZPacks 1-person options, in purple cell shading. I also added in the cost of stakes -- ZPacks website gives you the total bottom line weight including stakes but they&...

In GEAR » Shelter options spreadsheet
October 10, 3:03pm

Re: Shelter options spreadsheet
Do all the parts (tarp, floor, netting) need to be integrated or can they be separate? Or either? I have a similar spreadsheet for myself and will be happy to add ideas if it doesn't foul u...

In GEAR » Shelter options spreadsheet
October 10, 11:54am

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