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33 Mile trainer
Managed to get in a 33 mile training hike this weekend. Not ideal, but I take what I can squeeze in. Since my last training hike 2 weeks ago, I had put in 6 hikes of 7.0 to 10.4 miles, 3.6 to 4.37 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
May 07, 1:25pm

Proper introduction
Brought my nephews up into the backcountry on a day hike. Saw rattlesnake, bear, deer. Each encounter was handled in a different way, but calmly, without fear or excitement. I was picking up tra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are more backpackers a good thing?
May 05, 1:58pm

Trail Fuel Costs
Based on 2000 kcal per 8 hours hiking: "Cheap" Trail bars (Nature Valley) $20.00 Quality Trail bars (Bonk Breaker) $16.00 Hammer Perpetuem + Endurolytes $11.80 Trader Joe's Pist...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » post-exercise refueling?
May 04, 7:22pm

Bugz
By far, I think gnats are the most dangerous living thing encountered on the trail. Coming in after a long day, just around dusk, gnats are up your nose, between your glasses and eyes, hanging out...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in Utah: Gear and other q's
May 04, 5:47pm

Overcomplication
Your comments are spot on. It is overcomplication and a long ways from just eating. But sometimes and for some people that's the point. I come from a research engineering background and find...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » post-exercise refueling?
May 03, 11:00pm

Re: Fast Hiking JMT: Bear Cannister
I'll be taking a cannister. I've gotten to know bears that have been destroyed in Kings Canyon. For years we sighted the same female up on the Hotel Creek trail who started getting into f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
May 03, 2:04pm

Skeletal Ca and Mg
What's missing are data on rates of loss versus replenishment of Ca and Mg from bones during and after exercise. Alan gave numbers for Na in sweat. I take it that replacement of useful Mg from ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » post-exercise refueling?
May 03, 1:28pm

Are more backpackers a good thing?
Introducing more people to backpacking is enlightening to society. However, it has a negative impact on the wilderness. I am conflicted. I really like getting off trail, just my wife and I alone f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are more backpackers a good thing?
May 03, 10:27am

Re: Gatorade/Pedialyte/Malto
@Alan, I don't think 'plan' is a good word for what happens in nature. Pandemics happen because conditions are right for them. Ascribing value judgements such as 'better' is p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » post-exercise refueling?
May 02, 8:13pm

Gatorade/Pedialyte/Malto
Gatorade is pure sugar water. If the osmolarity is 900, your body will add water until it is ~300, then suck out the sugar and water together, replenishing the water to your body. Meanwhile, you a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » post-exercise refueling?
May 02, 12:14pm

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