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Jake D (JakeDatc) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: Re: Water Strategy
I agree Justin.. the fitness trend the last __ years has been hydrate hydrate like crazy.. camelpaks.. running water bottles.. 2 water stops on a 5k course etc. in HS at track we would do 4-7mile...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 12, 9:38pm

Re: Water Strategy
Also, learn to read the map and/or guidebook to find out where you can get away with carrying little to no water at a time. Also, when you may have to stock up a bit and deal with it. If you are ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 12, 5:31pm

Re: Gear Upgrades
I try to sell whatever i'm replacing to offset some of the cost. ie. i sold my Contrail when i bought a Lightheart Solo tent. same with my sleeping pads when i decided i liked the neoair best...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
November 11, 9:32am

Re: Re: How you walk
It could be that they just aren't very good or experienced with hiking poles. I hike on flat trail like a mogul skier with my feet going all over the place and the poles tapping along to be us...

In GEAR » Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
November 07, 2:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: MST, Poe Paddy, sounds fun
Ya i'm not in AMC and don't stay at the huts, though i do use their water faucets :) last few years i've done the NH 4k's, presi in a day, pemi in a day. Would like to do the ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
November 05, 8:44pm

Re: Re: MST, Poe Paddy, sounds fun
Have fun boys! just wanted to say that your idea of the Northeast is kinda funny ;) Mid atlantic-ish dontcha think :D haha seriously. have a good trip but when you want the northeast come f...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
November 05, 7:49pm

Re: TIP OF THE DAY, antacid
useful for NH and other places that use tent platforms. If they don't have the Eye bolts you can do the same thing but through the slots at the end of the boards.

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 04, 3:54pm

Re: Re: Long Trail End to End, July 2014
Ya, I did 200mi or so beforehand that year to get ready so that I went in prepared for those type of miles. Mostly in NH, which i find to be harder than VT yea, we had almost no rain and a very ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Long Trail End to End, July 2014
November 02, 8:03pm

Re: Re: What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
Yea, i can see that. I hate doing dishes while backpacking so my pot is for water and trash gets rolled up and kept sealed. i do mostly Knorr pasta sides with various additions to it.

In GEAR » What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
November 02, 2:55pm

Re: Long Trail End to End, July 2014
Nice! Mansfield is super fun, the ladders are not as epic as people hype them up to be (at least for my white mtns and rock climbing background ;) ) I have to wait until after the Pats to ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Long Trail End to End, July 2014
November 02, 2:32pm

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