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Re: which pack would you recommend for PCT through hike?
I would just point out that the cost of a thru hike, the backpack ranks rather low on the list. I understand about having to maintain a budget, but if I may ask, what is your overall budget for the...

In GEAR » which pack would you recommend for PCT through hike?
March 11, 2:11am

Well said, Dale
Agreed. +1 "If you can run a 50' sailboat upwind, you should be able to use it for a tarp!" Also "I'm not going back to silnylon. Much less condensation with cuben.&qu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 02, 1:21am

Re: Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet is healthier than current American diets because of the higher consistency of fruits and vegetables. Olive oil is lauded as a key component and as "heart healthy." ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mediterranean diet
March 02, 1:14am

The MOST important thing
+1000 on the advice offered by Roger and Travis "And look after your wife! (She, in turn, will look after you.)" Well stated, my friends, well stated.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning caveats for a 2013 long hike... with little preparation
February 24, 3:03am

Re: Planing caveats for a 2013 long hike
Matt - You and your wife sound like the perfect candidates for a long-distance hike. I would preface with everything I say that planning and knowledge is very helpful. As your hike progresses, y...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning caveats for a 2013 long hike... with little preparation
February 23, 11:44pm

Re: Another 150 mile alternative to the JMT -- A Lasso HST Hike
To echo the sentiments of others, this is a fantastic thread and one of the reasons I rejoined BPL as a forum member. I would chime in here that during last year's early season hike of the JMT ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 23, 11:03pm

Re: Solo Wilderness Security
Daniel: Thanks for the video, it brought some needed levity to this thread. After the crass, indefensible remark comparing Gandhi to a mule, the video and Ian's WSU Cougar photo at least mad...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
February 23, 10:43pm

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