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Re: SUL handicap
"But we have people entering this sport daily. Many of them are immediately indoctrinated with the holy Grail of sub 5 lb hiking." I am sitting at around an 8lb base weight and have no...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL handicapping system for Safety concerns
April 04, 6:12am

Re: Best mug for morning coffee?
The pot you use to heat the water for FBC?

In GEAR » Best mug for morning coffee?
April 03, 6:24pm

Miles per day
Nick nailed it in an earlier post. You can be capable of doing extrordinary mileage if you are willing to put in the hours. I will be doing a relatively fast hike of the PCT averaging 30 miles a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New to this - how fast can one backpack (miles/day)?
April 03, 4:30pm

Re: Snakes can't climb trees
"Snakes can't climb trees" I was sitting on a break during a hike in VA. I looked over my shoulder and a copperhead was curled up a ft from my shoulder. It was a toilet paper mom...

In GEAR » Tarps and . . . snakes? Please enlighten the noob
March 30, 5:01pm

No Way!
They would clash with my dirty girl gaiters

In GEAR » Anyone have experience with these trail runners?
March 30, 11:13am

Re: Re: Unconventional PCT hiking method? (nocturnal hiking)
I'm not sure that it has to be as extreme as you describe. There are plenty of hours of relative coolness by starting an hour or two before sunrise, breaking in the heat of the day and hiking ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unconventional PCT hiking method? (nocturnal hiking)
March 29, 1:47pm

Let's try this
I think perhaps this thread started as a challenge toward lighter by all means, which was a "challenge to the stautus quo". The issue is that many of us are no longer concerned by lighte...

In Philosophy & Technique » Speaking of light; wouldn't sharing gear make our packs much lighter?
March 28, 7:42pm

My take
I have seen this debated when two folks decide to do a thru hike. The main reason given for not wanting to share is the consequences if the pair decides to part ways mid way through. Not as much ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Speaking of light; wouldn't sharing gear make our packs much lighter?
March 27, 6:42pm

Big Difference
Switched from REI UL to GG Lt4 and it really changed the way I use poles. They are light enough that I can throw both in one hand and use them while eating or drinking. I can also carry them by t...

In GEAR » How important is the weight of trekking poles?
March 27, 6:26pm

Cap 1
I were either cap 1 or equivalent as my base layer year round. If needed I wear a cap 3 in very cold weather but I can't see when I would wear cap2 in either summer or winter.

In GEAR » Cap 1 vs Cap 2
March 25, 7:39pm

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