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metabolism
I've thought about eating more junk-y food when hiking but I've always enjoyed eating relatively fresh stuff. It helps that in Europe there are lots of trails leading between mountain huts,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 11:02pm

Metabolism
So as a 23 year old who works outdoors on a chemical plant and runs 4 times a week, I shouldn't be considering eating more junk to keep warm? Well that's no fun.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 2:04pm

Exactly as JMag said...
Can he throw his sleeping bag over him in camp too? I'm usually in bed if it's that cold...

In GEAR » Sub 1lb. Sub $100 jacket?
April 15, 12:03pm

Metabolism vs Body Fat
So I've read that having a higher metabolism will keep you warmer. I've also read that having more body fat will keep you warmer. Which is "better"? I'm pitting them ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 12:01pm

table
I just saw a a helinox table on a UK shops online store, maybe I'd take that and one of their nifty little chairs. Just over 2lb for the two of them. Nothing wrong with getting your kit d...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 14, 11:20am

2 more pounds
I've asked my girlfriend for a "Perkins" tent for christmas and birthdays every year since we met, still no luck. I don't know your current system but I'd give pillows a tr...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 13, 12:53pm

the thing is...
Brands can vary the fit between different shoes...you might need to try on every pair of trail runners out there before you get the right fit. I've found that the older models from inov-8 ha...

In GEAR » troubles finding trail runners, is it just getting used to it?
April 06, 1:59am

Re: OookWorks - caution advised
From what I've read, half of the lead time problem is people pestering him with emails that they "need" their item for a certain date for a certain trip or whatever reason and he then...

In GEAR » OookWorks - caution advised
March 30, 3:26pm

silnylon
I bought some of the 65 gsm 40D sil from them and the quality doesn't look like "2nds" at all to me, feels great. I've made my first flat tarp from it and it feels nice, I thin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightest Silnylon
March 23, 9:33am

silnylon
Are you looking on extremtextil? Which of their silnylon's were you hoping was a similar one to T-N's? Aside from that, you may find this link useful when having to compare weights in...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightest Silnylon
March 23, 8:35am

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