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Re: Re: Re: Where Did Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Go?
"The constant snacking is probably completely unnecessary for most, but we've trained our bodies (and/or our brains) to think we need it...and possibly even require it." I would ev...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Where Did Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Go?
August 17, 11:16am

Re: Where Did Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Go?
Craig, I think you are comparing apples and oranges. Most of the threads regarding nutrition are in the context of 1) people that are doing high mile days. 2) people that are bonk while doing ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Where Did Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Go?
August 17, 5:58am

CCF for sore hips?
I went away from CCF to a Neoair precisely because of this. I find it hard to believe that moving to a CCF will be an improvement for sore hips but try it out. I personally would be looking at in...

In GEAR » Switching to a foam pad?
August 15, 8:19am

Re: Re: Re: Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
Kevin, Your calories were not high enough. Try doing 250 calories, high carbs per hour. I bet you won't Bonk.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
August 13, 9:08pm

Re: Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
Kevin, Sounds like you are well on your way up the learning curve. What I found as I kept pushing is that I would hit a new breaking point and this would be the next issue to solve. Also, some ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
August 13, 4:46am

Re: Re: No arrest on ice
"You need to have the ice axe in your hand if you want to self arrest : )" No truer words have been spoken. And that applies to areas that seem straight-forward. One of notorious area...

In GEAR » Learning how to use an ice axe this winter near Asheville
August 12, 5:52pm

Trade offs
I went from a tarptent to tarp/bivy and now I am back to a mid style shelter with either a bug inner or my bivy. The tarp bivy is a huge advantage is places like the west (where I used to do most ...

In GEAR » Tarp + Bivy weight savings, what am I missing?
August 12, 3:28pm

Good luck
In Asheville. Another option is to do all the book learning and then practice when you hit the Sierra on a real slope with a safe runout. You need real snow to work with.

In GEAR » Learning how to use an ice axe this winter near Asheville
August 12, 12:41pm

Zpacks
And others have waterproof zippers

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zip to an Event Bivy.
August 11, 7:23pm

Re: Re: "Medium Light"
"I've hesitated to call myself an "ultralight" backpacker because some folks just assume that means certain things. For example: I don't cut off the end of my toothbrush. I u...

In GEAR » "Medium Light"
August 11, 3:57pm

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