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All Forum Posts by Jim MacDiarmid

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Hydration Advice.
I apologize in advance as I'm sure this is available somewhere, but I can't find it conveniently. What is a good resource for estimating how many ounces of water per hour you should dr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration Advice.
August 01, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tahoe Rim Trail early October
Thanks for the map advice. I've got the National Geographic Tahoe Basin Map, but it's huge and weighs about 3oz. Also, more importantly, I've added up the trail segment distances and ...

In Gear Lists » Tahoe Rim Trail early October
July 30, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Tahoe Trim Trail thru-hike advice
Tony, I found your photo essay on BPL, and I'm working my way through it. Just started day 7. Two places where it's definitely helped so far is confirming Susie Lake as a place I want t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe Trim Trail thru-hike advice
July 30, 1:18pm

Where in South Lake Tahoe to buy MSR canisters?
Can anyone help me out? I'm sure at the Raley's I could find denatured alcohol, but I'm leaning toward bringing my Windpro, as if there's a night(s) where it's 20 degrees and s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe Trim Trail thru-hike advice
July 30, 6:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tahoe Rim Trail early October
So it looks like I should probably bring my 2L platy plus the 1L for those dry stretches. I have no chance to cache anything, as it's fly in, hit the trail, and fly out. I should get my Wilde...

In Gear Lists » Tahoe Rim Trail early October
July 29, 7:39pm

Re: Wind Shirt and Rain Jacket?
Depends on the temperature and weather forecast whether on not I bring both. Here in the Northeast, in the summer, if the forecast is less than 50% chance of rain, I'll just bring the wind jac...

In GEAR » Wind Shirt and Rain Jacket?
July 29, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Tahoe Trim Trail thru-hike advice
Tony, thanks. Found Jeremy's trip report as well as another from 2008. Both those help alot. (If you have the link to your photo report, that'd be great as well.) It's nice to se...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe Trim Trail thru-hike advice
July 29, 8:06am

Re: Tahoe Rim Trail Thru-hike
Thanks for the details in your trip report. I'm planning a TRT thru hike for October this year and these details help alot; i.e. I didn't know there'd be an opportunity for resupply al...

In Post-Trip Reports » Tahoe Rim Trail Thru hike
July 29, 7:54am

Re: Re: Tahoe Rim Trail early October
There's a Save Mart in Tahoe City, (approximately halfway hiking clockwise and a little less than halfway counter-clockwise) that the trail passes very close to. It might practically go throug...

In Gear Lists » Tahoe Rim Trail early October
July 29, 7:22am

Re: UL on a budget
As far as sleeping bags, I don't know how much you can stretch your budget, but if you can squeeze a bit more out of it, go over to gear swap and get this Marmot Hydrogen for a pretty good pric...

In Gear Lists » UL on a budget
July 29, 6:43am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm