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My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.

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Re: Wk+ long trips on-the-trail feet fixes
i have had callous's get so thick they tried to develop an opinion of their own, and thence make a very deep and long-to-heal blister far inside the foot. (several months until it grows out.. a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wk+ long trips on-the-trail feet fixes
March 19, 9:24pm

Re: Altra Superior sizing
i just got a pr of 12.5's and they fit fine. my feets measure a smidge under 11. the fit i\s odd though, as in not normal. that said, they work great. v.

In GEAR » Altra Superior sizing
March 19, 9:14pm

Re: Re: Re: wannabe ultrarunner here
i am THERE. methinks this is the way to go. no impact, lots of breathing, and you get to lean into it. lessons learned on first night. 1. - (as per Doug) ... wait until night. it's not so...

In Other Activities » Ultramarathon
March 18, 9:56pm

wannabe ultrarunner here
i have tried and tried to enjoy running. i love the idea of it, but is such a peeving thing that i can not seem to run without end forever. one might note that my running is lame looking and not ...

In Other Activities » Ultramarathon
March 18, 6:57pm

Re: "How useful is waterproof down in a sleeping bag?"
" With Western Mountaineering, one of the most respected bag makers taking a wait and see approach, that sealed the deal for me. " the deal is, that when i called WM and asked them why...

In GEAR » How useful is waterproof down in a sleeping bag?
March 17, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Hipbelt above the hips!!
" Which ones, apart from those mis sized with respect to torso length? " for some of us, the answer is "any of them that are going to be tolerable". it depends upon the shap...

In Philosophy & Technique » Osprey PackSizer
March 16, 7:01pm

Re: Fixing a hole....
shove that puppy under water, the whole thing. the leak will soon reveal it's location. sometimes you can just dab a spot of mcnett on them, and poof ! they be fixed. v.

In GEAR » Fixing a hole....
March 15, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
" > but sometimes a gravel bar is the best place in the world. any gravel bar worth it's salt is going to be on the river. Please elaborate on this? " well there's your c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
March 15, 9:23am

Re: Lost and Found
depressed ? yup. no doubt about it in my mind. depression's a chemical imbalance, not a character flaw. go to your doc, he'll hand you some pills, gulp those puppys down as direccted,...

In Chaff » Lost and Found
March 13, 1:07pm

how to packraft wrong.
i bought a sevlor trail boat, blew it up, and went down to the pool at my aptartment. the gate was locked, and so i took my nice new boat back upstairs and shipped it to alaska the next day. once ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Learning to Packraft: Ten First Steps for Backcountry Travelers
March 13, 8:37am

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm