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Jake D (JakeDatc) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: Re. Nice report
Nice.. having done the Long Trail already.. JMT and CT are on the triple gem list of things to do.. I would guess that the 65yr old AT hiker i did 100mi with would have similar things to say a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Colorado Trail 2013
December 05, 8:33pm

Re: Re: Math
Before i took my current climbing hiatus I could crank out 20 pull ups pretty much whenever, post climb.. pre-warm up. whatever. We used to do ladders.. 10 rep.. 9.. 8.. 7. at the end of the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 7:41pm

Re: Re: Leaving tarp at home
" i was talking more about a summer hike along the AT in New England" so why is there all of this talk about So. Cal? The phrase "if you don't like the weather, wait a min...

In GEAR » Leaving tarp at home
December 04, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Leaving tarp at home
Depending on what part of the AT up here he is going to be on a poncho is a pain in the ass. The trails are rocky, steep and can be narrow. It could be sketchy not being able to see your feet whe...

In GEAR » Leaving tarp at home
December 03, 9:37pm

Re: Re: Layering strategy for Winter Running
Not sure exactly what temps we used to run down to in MA when I was in HS (definitely low 30s) but i'd wear shorts with goretex wind pants, long sleeve poly pro of varying weights, goretex run...

In GEAR » Layering strategy for Winter Running
December 03, 6:05pm

Re: Re: Re: hammock cover
"with this setup I would be worried about the pack actually getting wet some and becoming heavier" 4 ounces worth? unlikely. Plus you will have to carry that even on dry days where ...

In GEAR » Leaving tarp at home
December 03, 5:31pm

Re: hammock cover
Skip the pack cover and use a compactor bag inside. 4 of the 4.3oz gone. drier and lighter. Problem with AT shelters and rain is that everyone is going for them.. so having another option i...

In GEAR » Leaving tarp at home
December 03, 1:11pm

Re: Re: Who wears size 8.5, normal width shoes?
I wear 8 or 8.5 depending on the brand.

In GEAR » Who wears size 8.5, normal width shoes?
December 02, 4:39am

Re: "Best" lightweight fabric for quilt?
I used M90 and M90 L Taffeta for my summer quilt. could have done M50 outside if i wanted the tiny bit of weight savings. the Taffeta is basically the same with a bit different thread pattern fo...

In GEAR » "Best" lightweight fabric for quilt?
December 01, 3:30pm

Re: Time to Resurrect the Tall Persons Tent Question....
Lightheart Gear SoLong? I like my Solo (for normal size folk) Not sure the recommended height for Solong is but worth a look.

In GEAR » Time to Resurrect the Tall Persons Tent Question....
November 30, 8:35pm

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