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Sick of food?
I hiked 2654 miles while consuming 80 lbs of Maltodextrin and eating copious amounts of PNB everyday for lunch. I also had tens of thousands of other calories and quite the variety of breakfast an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
June 20, 7:43pm

Pad strategy
"My thought was this: Have a torso-length pad (or cut down an Xlite) for the summertime when you want to go UL / SUL, and then have a full-length Xtherm for fall/spring/winter when temps drop ...

In GEAR » Torso vs. full length pad
June 19, 5:15pm

Re: 2015 BMWO
David, Do you sitting around thinking about how to increase pain and punishment? That would be a true winter trip. I'm guessing it has a good ski option?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 13, 4:45pm

Re: Re: GG Lt4 Issues
I believe the brass is a single piece, or at least mine acts like it. The rubber piece is not threaded but is supposed to be loose. one of my suspicions is that the threads of the screw are catch...

In GEAR » GG Lt4 Issues
June 08, 12:40pm

GG Lt4 Issues
I am problems with the "new and improved" design locks on the Lt4 poles. The most recent was last night. As I was walking I noticed that the pole had loosened up. No problem, I tried t...

In GEAR » GG Lt4 Issues
June 08, 10:39am

Re: BMWO
David, thanks for the update. the main reason that I failed to show this year was because I couldn't get the math to work out on the distance, conditions and my window. The amount of food th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 03, 5:14pm

Don't fear.
You have an order of magnitude more experience than most of those going through. Also, I have seen the pictures, it is hardly chocked full of snow. Surprise, surprise, there is snow on the Sierra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
June 02, 5:11pm

Why?
Why does a thread have to get hijacked just because it is a different kind of activity than some like or are capable of doing? If you aren't interested then don't post. I look forward t...

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT Record Attempts - 2014
June 01, 6:38pm

Re: Anyone (else) remember camping in the 1960s?
First, in my case late '60s..... I can still remember the smell of the heavy canvas tent and the clank of the 123 color coded poles. Hmmmm..

In On the Web » Anyone (else) remember camping in the 1960s?
May 05, 7:25pm

Re: Re: Rock Climbing Bears!
Wasn't there some suggestion on placing food on a steep ledge to protect from bears. That myth is debunked.

In On the Web » Rock Climbing Bears!
April 29, 5:44pm

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