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Ugly Feet!
I'm guessing that the weather was hot. I switched a year ago from normal lightweight wool hiking socks to very lightweight Wrightsocks. My goal is to keep my feet as cool as possible which cu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
July 01, 6:55am

Re: thanks mike
I have both a Men's Large pinnacle and a set of poles. Are you in the southeast?

In Gear Swap » Need to borrow pack/poles for a friend
June 28, 3:29pm

Low hanging friut
Pitch your 18 oz. trekking poles and get some 8 oz. LT4 and you save 10oz. Then worry about cutting grams.

In Gear Lists » my "help change the first number to 5" list :)
June 27, 6:22pm

Re: Well...
Nate, Too bad you fell a bit short but the good news is there is always a next time. Sounds like you hit the wall. How many calories did you consume and when? My last couple of long hikes (40+)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
June 27, 1:31pm

my experience
Dozens of days in Sierra's in August. One rain/hail storm that lasted about an hour and one snow storm. I take a wind shirt as my only "rain gear." Others will have different exper...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT weather
June 25, 8:52am

Re: Re: Re: @ Greg
Tom, Thanks to you and others as well. This may be a key piece of what I was missing in achieve the high mileage days. If you want to mix your own version, let me know and I can send you a few l...

In GEAR » Energy Gel
June 24, 5:34pm

Re: GU
I tried out Perpetuem on a hike last weekend and loved it. But I am WAY too cheap to spend $12/day of hike on gu stuff. So... I just ordered a 50lb. bag of maltrodextrin and will start experiment...

In GEAR » Energy Gel
June 24, 4:20pm

Using Bleach for Water Disinfection
As promised, here is some helpful information on using bleach as a water disinfectant against giardia. It comes from an leading expert in the field. Keep in mind that this applies to Regular blea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Using Bleach for Water Disinfection
June 23, 6:41pm

Re: Quilt or Bag liner to increase bag temp.
No way you will get 20-25 degrees BUT.... I have taken my UL-20 quilt, STS liner and a bivy down below zero and stayed surprisingly warm. I was wearing capilene 3 uppers and bottoms, lightweight h...

In GEAR » Quilt or Bag liner to increase bag temp.
June 23, 8:03am

What about a bivy combined with one of the lighter options. You could then use it in colder temperatures combined with another bag. Sort of like layering your sleep system. I do that with bivy, ...

In GEAR » Hot Summer Sleep System
June 22, 6:00pm

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