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Most dangerous moment
I have hiked many thousands of miles with over 5000 miles on the PCT and AT. Over all of those miles the closest I came to death was on the AT in northern Va. There is a short road walk section a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Horror Stories
January 19, 5:17pm

Re: Pics
David, Those pictures are sobering. I would suggest that PCT hikers leave early if this continues to avoid fire season which could be epic.

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 16, 8:14pm

First, the page by Dan needs a serious editing. I couldn't even finish it, way too random. But I do want to address one item in this thread. There seems to be an assumption that frameless pa...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 12, 5:31pm

No way
We have hardwood floors and I would be divorced..... Or worse, my wife is mean!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
January 11, 7:37pm

Back when I carried a ridgerest I folded it into either flat or into a U shape. It is super easy to fold. Score it almost all the thru and fold with the score out.

In GEAR » Rolled or Folded Ridgerest as Packframe
January 11, 9:33am

Bivies vs inners
I go the route of bivy over inner. In addition to the "easy of bodily functions" the bivy also provides wind and draft protection (at least with a quilt) and a few degrees of warmth. A ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 04, 7:39am

lets do it
I have travelled out to two west coast events and they were a blast. Not near the concentration of BPLers in any one location like there is in the Bay Area but I would make the drive down from PA....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hear ye, Hear ye, any interest in an east coast BPL G.G.G?
January 02, 6:32pm

Could be easy on PCT
If scout and Frodo helped out in San Diego and then the same hikers measured at the dinsmores at Steven pass then you would have the answer.

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 31, 3:14pm

A great test
It haven't ran/walked/hiked a 40 miler since April in preparation for the Bob open. I had had a couple of low to mid 30s over the last couple of months but my focus has been more on my treadmi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 29, 5:41pm

"But is a thru hike really an 'unusual stress'?" Either you have a different definition of a thru hike or you are walking 20+ miles a day everyday. It took months for my feet ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 29, 8:50am

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