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Re: How fast do you hike?
I've never kept a log of distance and time and I wish I had. I'm going on 170 mile thru-hike in October, and I'm conservatively budgeting 2.5mph while moving. Most days I'll be cov...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast do you hike?
August 16, 4:28pm

Re: Is it time to move to a frameless pack?
You're a member, so read this wonky but interesting article by Dr. Jordan Frameless Backpacks: Engineering Analysis of the Load Carrying Performance of Selected Lightweight Packs" As Ma...

In GEAR » Is it time to move to a frameless pack?
August 16, 3:43pm

Re: Meal cooking dangerous?
Surprising just how many days' worth of fuel you can stuff in a Bear Vault 350 when the powers are rolling and bagged for each day. I thought about individually bagging each serving of Perpe...

In GEAR » Solid-vs-liquid foods
August 12, 12:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Solid-vs-liquid foods
I'm really enjoying these solid vs liquid food threads. Lots of interesting information and perspectives. I'm going to be doing my first thru-hike (168 miles in 9 days) in October, and ...

In GEAR » Solid-vs-liquid foods
August 11, 6:35am

Re: camping in the middle of the 17 miles
Yeah, I'm actually ordering another 2L platypus by now. It weighs. It will add a whole .43oz to my baseweight, but make me feel much more water-secure. I'm not keen on the idea of ju...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration Advice.
August 10, 6:37am

Re: Weekender Gear List
I have a GG Gorilla and only have good things to say about it. Depending on how broad your shoulders are (mine are fairly broad) you might find the shoulder straps to wide and rubbing on your neck...

In Gear Lists » Weekender Gear List
August 09, 8:04pm

Re: supplementing a sleep system
The tough thing about boosting a bag rating is usually legs and feet, since it cooler temps you're almost always bringing upper body insulation, but not generally lower body insulation unless i...

In GEAR » supplementing a sleep system
August 09, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Hydration Advice.
Thanks for all the input. That Hammer Nutrition link has a lot of interesting information. I'm not a scientist, but I think, assuming daytime temps of no more than 65 degrees, I'll ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration Advice.
August 09, 7:11pm

Re: Wish List - One item Only
my one would be a tossup between full om 4 season tent for snowcamping (Stephensons,hilleberg, big sky) or a nunatk raku overfilled to take it to 5 degrees or so.

In GEAR » Wish List - One item Only
August 09, 3:57pm

Re: So who doss the heat stop from going out?
I'll go out day-hiking in the heat, but if it's humid, I'm not likely to go backpacking. I grew up in the Midwest with heat and humidity, but I didn't backpack there(flew west)...

In GEAR » So who doss the heat stop from going out?
August 09, 1:29pm

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