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miles
Mile is actually from mille, latin for 1000. Romans used "1000 steps" as a measure of distance. sounds kind of metric to me. All measurement basis are arbitrary. Having a meani...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 31, 2:21pm

def
Given the inherent unfairness of the generally accepted 10 and 5 lb norms as they apply to different locales, seasons, and hiker body sizes, I think 10 and 5 are acceptable definitions for 3 seaso...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 30, 8:14pm

report
Nice work. Enjoyed it. Thx.

In Post-Trip Reports » Yet another JMT trip report
December 30, 6:58pm

blocking
adblock plus seems to work pretty good I didnt realize there were any ads

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Blocking Ads for Lifetime Members
December 30, 2:21pm

feet
When I was in my early 20s, my arches had collapsed,my feet were flat. I also had severe PF. I got orthotics that re-shaped my foot, put arch back into it over time. Feet are very moldable. ( ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 30, 7:10am

hex
Spindrift coming thru mesh Mesh freezing to ground These are problems you dont want in a true winter shelter

In GEAR » Hexamid Solo Plus Tarp w/ extended beak--a good winter shelter?
December 28, 2:22pm

Washing frogs
Yes, you can wash Frogg toggs in a washer. They are fairly durable. I would recommend against using a center agitator machine though. I have a 1" long tear in a pair of pants where it ...

In GEAR » Need advice on a rain jacket that will fit my needs for an AT thru hike.
December 26, 9:25am

list
I think the gear list is pretty good. You will be lighter than 90% of starting hikers. Some of the UL gear isnt as robust or idiot-proof as conventional. It obviously works for many, but there ...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 25, 9:10pm

xlite
The sound doesnt bother me at all. But I do sleep with earplugs, so there isnt any.

In GEAR » Original NeoAir vs NeoAir Xlite. Who likes the original better?
December 25, 11:41am

shoes
it happens, its permanent, and it doesnt take a long thru hike, even a much shorter time will begin to cause changes. When I was 22 I wore a 9.5, now I wear a 11.5, and a 12 in hiking shoe. A...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 25, 9:08am

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm