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Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
Robert, Your last point is why questions like these kept becoming topics. What works for 10 mile a day hikers may not work for those that push 30 plus a day. Those doing short mileage likely cou...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 4:52am

Poles on the PCT
There are people that hike the PCt at every year that don't use poles and they manage fine. In fact some of the best known hikers on the trail don't use poles. as for whether they are hel...

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 4:40am

Zion in January
Would not be my first backpacking trip. I did the Zion traverse in April and there was still snow patches at that time of year. Agree on getting a realistic look at conditions.

In GEAR » Zion National Park Mid January Gear Help
November 16, 8:20am

Re: Re: Water Strategy
For a very cheap and easy electrolyte recipe see below. You can fill capsules or mix with drinks. I bought a capsule filling machine which fills 24 capsules at once. I go through many capsules s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 16, 8:15am

Just imagine
How fast MTB would be going on the JMT bombing down from the passes. Having been nearly run over by an a-hole on a MTB on the PCT I would really be disappointed to see the JMT become a scary place...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 10:20am

Where's the maps?
I know I still have my Bob maps somewhere in the gear attic. Will have to scope this out.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 09, 4:53pm

Not recently
But I did the Georgia loop as a very long (57mile) day hike in the spring of '11. The DRt trail is very dry though you may find water if you go off trail a bit. the AT has water in several pl...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Duncan Ridge Trail to AT
November 01, 6:40pm

Re: Re: Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
"Does anyone ever use a combination of a waist/lumbar pack with one of these upper body running vests? Perhaps that would not provide enough volume for anything overnight. But in theory it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 24, 12:45pm

Malto 101
malto will have varying degree of sweetness based on its DE number. Also, not all Malto is the same. I have used both agglomerate and powder and will never use powder again. See http://www.ba...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 19, 6:46pm

Full circle
I saw my weight go up by a few ounces from my low in 2011. I think we tend to over/sub optimize for weight and then with more experience we find the optimum for our style of hiking.

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 19, 6:41pm

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