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Re: Re: Moving Right Along ...
Well, the first sleep was at the Bench Lake side trail iaw Aaron Sorensen's JMT split times above, so the next might well be Selden, or Edison as in the next table.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 16, 2:02pm

Protecting Neoair
When camping on gravel I protect my cuben groundsheet and Neoair with a 1/8" foam mat and a bit of polycro sheet.

In GEAR » Neo-Air Xlite? and what size?
August 16, 6:29am

JMT food and resupply
Yes you can just hand a parcel over at Tuolumne PO. Address it to yourself and pay the postage at standard rate. At least you know it's got there! You can do the same at Yosemite Valley if you...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 17, 3:53pm

Re: Visibility to helicopters if lost, stranded or injured
The best colour marker is fluorescent orange. This is such an unnatural colour that a pilot's eye is attracted to it immediately. Lay out a 1sqm of material in an open space, and leave it there...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Visibility to helicopters if lost, stranded or injured
October 15, 6:58am

Solar Power
All good points, thanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 06, 12:26pm

PowerFilm
Manfred, thanks for the info. The sCharger-5 seems to work well too, but it rarely gets a mention here.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 06, 9:25am

JMT in a week
Manfred and Andrew, congratulations on your trip. Big days! You've shown that you don't have to worry about every last gram as long as you are strong in the first place. How did you get...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 01, 2:40am

Jetboil numbers etc
I didn't set out to make a scientific analysis of alcohol stoves v canister stove efficiency, I just posted a few comments on my stove and my useage. Ok, let's start with the JETBOIL. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 31, 6:01pm

Powdered peanut butter
45 kcals in a 12 gm serving works out at 107 kcals per oz. Regular peanut butter is 175 kcals per oz, so the powder is not really worth carrying apart from being easier to carry.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » New trail food intro: Powdered peanut butter
August 30, 10:07am

Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
"According to your calculation , in weight, the gas in your canister is about 3.8x more efficient than alcohol" I'm sure the pot has a lot to do with the difference in efficiency. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 30, 9:03am

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