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Re: The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
It's better than that. With a 30-foot diameter, 15-foot radius ballon, you'd have 4/3 * pi * r^3 = 4500 * pi or 14,000 cu cubic feet. That displaces slightly over 1000 pounds of air. You...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
May 07, 8:54pm

Re: Technique: Trimming Toenails Mid Hike?
I've seen that recommendation (to not clip toenails mid- or immediately-prior-to-a-trip), for instance on a pretty well-done blog by regular GCNP hikers. And I have some sense of that for myse...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: Trimming Toenails Mid Hike?
May 06, 11:18pm

Car tunes
>" "voulez-vous (ah-ha)Take it now or leave it (ah-ha)Now is all we get (ah-ha)Nothing promised, no regrets Voulez-vous (ah-ha)" for > 3000 miles.) " A friend up here l...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 06, 3:03pm

Packing books.
>"I have too many books . . . It is especially an issue whenever I move! " A geologist co-worker explained why he always had to be making new friends. See, geologists like rocks. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 06, 2:58pm

Re: Ambronite - healthy alternative to Soylent?
Compare to peanut butter: 4 ounces is $0.60 and contain 666 calories. Mine seems to last on the shelf for many months.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ambronite - healthy alternative to Soylent?
May 05, 10:44pm

Re: packing for trips
I fly somewhat less than Paul, but yeah, that's the biggest difference I notice day-to-day. Some of the UL gear just makes it easier to pack small and light. More so, the techniques (wash you...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 05, 4:48pm

Re: Simpler options?
>"Can you cut out the gasket/ring from a liquor bottle?" Taking that excellent suggestion a step further: Take your pot to the liquor store. Find some liquor container than is a g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Found a bottle that fits; now need gasket material for lid!
May 04, 10:39pm

Re: Yosemite prohibits drones
Shooting from the hip, I'd think it might be resolved as within FAA jurisdiction above, say, 10,000 feet MSL (IFR flights tracked by ATC) and/or 500 feet from any person or structure consistent...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
May 04, 10:36pm

Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
>"Do you think big manufacturers will produce CFRP frame backpacks in the near future? What is it going to take to make that happen?" No. Alas. I've tried my hand at a lot ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 04, 6:32pm

Re: how low should my base weight be before i consider a lighter backpack
Realize, of course, that your total weight isn't constant. Each day, the two of you will go through 4-5 pounds of food and fuel. It's reasonable to plan a trip with fewer miles at the beg...

In GEAR » how low should my base weight be before i consider a lighter backpack
May 04, 6:10pm

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