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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

Re: "KSL" :o)
Actually Eric there is nothing stopping you from hitting a ten pound base other than possibly the internal frame which likely isn't even needed with that low base weight. There are just far li...

In GEAR » "Medium Light"
August 11, 8:38am

Re: "Why do we have to wait for gear?"
"As a person who has run a couple businesses - and currently works for a mom and pop organization as their sole employee in a company of 3 people- inventory management is very difficult, espec...

In GEAR » Why do we have to wait for gear?
August 10, 7:45pm

Very cool
Very creative way to have everyone get a bit of everything. Looks like you had great weather for the trip.

In Post-Trip Reports » Summer Vacation in the John Muir Wilderness with our four Girls
August 10, 9:30am

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