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Paul Cronshaw (beemancron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest US
About Me Over the past 6 years, I have transitioned from a regular backpacker to an ultralight backpacker. I am a Los Padres National Forest Volunteer Wilderness Ranger (VWR) and coordinate a group known as the "Litehikers". I am a PCT section hiker, hoping to complete the 2,650 miles in 5 years. I have completed the PCT Sections A,B, the JMT (Section H) and part of D. My favorite companies are Gossamer Gear (I am a Trails Ambassador), ULA and Montbell.
CitySanta Barbara
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://picasaweb.google.com/beemancron
My PDF Gear ListPCT Section H (JMT) Gear List

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JMT Photos
You picked the best time of the year to go on your JMT trip. :) I hiked the JMT in 14 days in July. Lots more mosquitos!. IMO 14 days is the minimum time frame to do this trip and enjoy it....

In Post-Trip Reports » My JMT thru
September 28, 7:39pm

The Stickpic
Taking photos on my solo JMT trip this summer was easy thanks to an ingenious device called The Stickpic. (http://www.thestickpic.com). Used with a pair of GG Lightrek poles and an Olympus S...

In GEAR » The Stickpic
September 22, 9:40pm

No stove cooking on the JMT
I completed a 14 day trip of the JMT this summer and learned some interesting things about meal preparation and menus. In order to get 7 days of food into a Bearikade Weekender bear canister (65...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No stove cooking on the JMT
August 16, 11:15pm

10.1 Base pack wt.
I am following Tim's posting. Check my profile for my gear list. I am at the 10 mark. Actually 10.1 Hmmm wonder what I can drop to go sub 10. The book perhaps..., This list is fo...

In Gear Lists » How about your Sub-10 list
July 12, 10:16am

Zuke Chips
Thanks for the idea of making a zucchini dip. This will go well with my "zuke chips". What other veggies can be made into chips?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Zucchini
July 11, 11:45am

Pack Transition
Your list is in the correct order. I was in your shoes about 2 years ago. Following the "Less is More" principle, my gear has become more compact enabling me to move from a Mariposa t...

In GEAR » What backpack should I downsize to?
July 11, 11:37am

Dehydrating Zucchini
I made the mistake of planting 23 zucchini plants this summer! You an guess what happened... an over abundance of zucchini in all sizes. A few got a away from me and ended up being the size of...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Zucchini
July 11, 11:01am

Lavash Bread
How well does this bread keep on the trail?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lavash Bread
July 10, 10:06pm

Re: How volume dense is broken-up ramen?
Use a coffee grinder or food processor to break up the ramen into small pieces. You will be surprised how much more volume dense dehydrated food can become. eg. dehydrated fish, chicken, zucchini...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydrating ramen without cooking
July 10, 10:06pm

Surf booties for creek crossings
I am headed out for a 14 day JMT trip on Sat. Expecting a number of creek/river crossings. I thought about taking my UL “camp” shoes from Magellans: http://www.magellans.com/store/Clothin...

In GEAR » Surf booties for creek crossings
July 07, 11:49am

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