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Re: Re: Where should I go?
Oh Piper, I'm in the same boat! I have three, possibly 4 days off, but living in Austin, TX there isn't a place within 8 hours of here that won't be hotter than hell. But I'm ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where should I go?
June 25, 12:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Cuben Duomid + Net = around 23oz
Honestly, I think you can't go wrong with either then (6'1" is probably just fine!). I have both the duomid with solo inner and the solplex...which I purchased as a thru hiking solo t...

In GEAR » What is everyone's favorite UL solo, three-season shelter?
June 25, 8:44am

Re: Re: Re: MLD Cuben Duomid + Net = around 23oz
my first choice would certainly be the duomid + solo inner - but then you say you're 6'4". I'm 5'7" and the duomid/solo inner is an absolute PERFECT shelter. But if I ...

In GEAR » What is everyone's favorite UL solo, three-season shelter?
June 25, 8:35am

weight distribution
You have two competing factors here - one, the best place for the heaviest item is in the middle of the pack, towards your back. You want the heaviest things to be closest to your center of mass, ...

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 24, 7:20am

Re: Stress fractures
Yeah, there's not a lot you can do to prevent stress fractures - except make sure your nutrition is good, you don't increase mileage too quickly, wear appropriate footwear, etc etc. I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » stress fractures
June 24, 7:09am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: foot problem: advice please
Billy, Yes, it MAY make it more complicated, but honestly, a ruptured tendon sheath is messy business with or without a cyst. That's kind of a whole different ballgame, and that would be yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » foot problem: advice please
June 22, 11:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: foot problem: advice please
A Baker's cyst is a great example how LOCATION is the main issue with cysts. The cyst is the same - a fluid filled sac, in the case of a Baker's cyst caused by bunching up of synovial tiss...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » foot problem: advice please
June 22, 10:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Collarbone pain from backpack
not sure that it's a female thing - my male friend on the JMT, at about the halfway point, started complaining about his collarbone/shoulder (and this man never, ever, ever complains about ANYT...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Collarbone pain from backpack
June 22, 10:00am

I need Fall!!!
Time would be first week in October. Must haves: crunchy fragrant leaves, frequent water (I have been living in TX, my friend lives in NE AZ on a Hopi reservation - this is what we each desperatel...

In Pre-Trip Planning » I need Fall!!!
June 22, 9:54am

frightening timeline
I know it's Mother Jones, but this is a very scary timeline... http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/12/leadup-iraq-war-timeline

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 22, 9:47am

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