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Trigger points
Not blunt at all in my book:) If anyone has a problem being blunt it's me, and I don't see it until days after. Some years ago I was given Davies' The Frozen Shoulder which I spent ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
May 16, 1:31pm

ibuprofen
Ibuprofen is a strong anti-inflammatory and quickly knocks down the swelling. Ice is best. I thought trigger point work was for congestive or telegraphed pain, not for acute damage related pain. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
May 16, 10:39am

Prep Hike #4
Harder but shorter, some good, some not so. 29.8 miles +5400 ft. (runkeeper reports 7632 ft) 3.14 average including all stops. Longest stop was <5 min. The course went twice up a 750 ft/mi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
May 15, 7:09pm

Shoulder strap adjustments
I've recently been messing with the shoulder straps a lot more during a hike. By this I mean loosening a lot, or tightening up and clipping the sternum strap, or loosening one side, then swapp...

In GEAR » what's the elastic chest strap for between the shoulder straps
May 14, 11:28am

Wimpy gun
I have chased off many bears in the Sierras. I have come within a few feet of an enormous male, actually inside my truck where my daughter was sleeping and a half eaten hamburger had yet to be thr...

In GEAR » UL Bear Protection
May 11, 11:51am

No new cannisters?
I have very recently been in contact with the IGBC, the group responsible for testing and there is no hold on testing of new hard containers. What they don't have is a protocol in place for te...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
May 11, 10:53am

Long Pants
I recently purchased a pair of Kuhl Renegade soft shell pants. At 13 oz they are a little heavy, but I absolutely love them. I was concerned about high temp hiking, but I did some hard hiking in ...

In GEAR » Tall gaiters or zip off pants to prevent scratches?
May 11, 10:24am

Concentrations
Could it be too much chlorine, ie use Potassium Citrate instead? Basically I'm surprised given that I used to live off powerbars of various sorts without issue, although this is the second l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
May 07, 5:01pm

Concentrations
Tom - MyoGel recipe 1 pound, in 64 oz water, 50 ounces were consumed in 7 hours: Maltodextrin 12 [oz] 341 [g] Whey Protein 4 [oz] 114 [g] Soy Lecithin 0.25 [oz] 7 [g] Cr Picolinate 200 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
May 07, 4:57pm

Overthink
Definately overthinking, but having a lot of fun doing it. That said, I sure don't want locked up legs 100 miles in. I also don't want to blow out my energy and kill days 2-5, so I'm ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
May 07, 2:52pm

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