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Jake D (JakeDatc) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: Re: Re: White Mtns Loop
That should work still. The hardest part is going up Lafayette from garfield. Going along the ridge has a few ups and downs but the treadway is good and you have great views the entire way. f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Franconia Ridge Loop Prep
October 11, 7:05am

Re: Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
4 days of food for a 2 day shot between resupply spots... thru hiker shopping hungry.. watchout! I got to have more snacks those days though :) whole bag of chex mix.. nomnomnom Tent, the e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 06, 6:11pm

Re: Re: What is your most used piece of gear?
Exos 58.. fits me well.. bottle pockets easy to reach.. fits all of my stuff with enough room for 5 days of food but cinches up with less. BD carbon flick lock poles. pretty much all day in my...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 05, 2:13pm

Re: knitted pot cozy?
I dunno if felting needs to be any heavier. i'd have the ask the gf. for MYOG knitting you could make Newfoundland style mittens or gloves. not the lightest either but cozy and nice look...

In Make Your Own Gear » knitted pot cozy?
October 02, 5:25pm

Re: Re: So do I understand these freezer bags?
you should be able to roll the mtn house or any ziplock bag closed so that there isn't much air inside. I always put the first days bag into the 2nd day after i finish, then 1-2 into day 3 e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So do I understand these freezer bags?
October 02, 5:04pm

Re: Re: Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
Big fan of my Exped pillow. Easily adjustable with the inflate/deflate valves for the height you need. i'm a side sleeper who doesn't usually have any extra clothes or any stuff sacks...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 01, 9:37pm

Re: White Mtns Loop
(i've done these trails a lot so I have as much info as you want) There is a lot of ridge walking which doesn't have the same difficulty as the trails off of it. a good alternative ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Franconia Ridge Loop Prep
September 29, 6:46pm

Re: Franconia Ridge Loop Prep
What is your usual mileage? That loop is a long day hike for many, 2 days max. I'd add something. If i was going to do 3 days i'd Day 1: hike up Old bridal path to layfayette, across...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Franconia Ridge Loop Prep
September 28, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Backpacks for kids?
some locals just hiked the JMT. the mom used a GG Gorilla and the 2 girls used GG Quicksack's with success. says they had around 9lb in there. They aren't too ultralight minded so you mi...

In GEAR » Backpacks for kids?
September 28, 1:44pm

Re: Can't see pics
Sue hit Browse in the middle.. then she has a few different galleries under there.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT photos
September 22, 4:37am

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