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Single base layer
I wore a single long sleeve base layer the whole PCT. it was at the time the absolutely lightest weight synthetic I could find, Golite BL-1. Thankfully I bought two since they no longer make them....

In GEAR » Base layer recommendations for PCT thru
March 01, 5:51am

Anti inflammatory
An early post talked about no need for ibuprofen or pain killers in general. I would disagree with this. An anti inflammatory could be the difference between being able to hike out quickly vs. ta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
February 27, 9:53am

A humbling day
First.... Eugene, sounds like a great experience. Uber cool picture, shows grit. I am in ATL for work so I left early to pick up a couple of AT sections that I had missed during earlier hikes. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 23, 8:02pm

Ok week but big plans
I got two snowshoe trips in. I wish I could do mIkes mileage. 7 miles in 4 unstop hours. Incredible workout. Two days later shorter trip. Cut short when I hit crotch deep snow even with snowsh...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 19, 9:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Humidity
Glenn, Almost by definition you can't have condensation with VBL. If there is no moisture escaping from your body then there will be no condensation at least from moisture coming from your bo...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack liner trash bag as feet VBL for sleeping?
February 19, 8:45am

Re: Humidity
"Kinda depends on the relative humidity I think. If it's a cold dry night, then your body moisture will be literally sucked through your bag like a wick. Losing heat both by convection and...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack liner trash bag as feet VBL for sleeping?
February 19, 5:38am

Three
I got into a great routine on the PCT. I rotated three pairs of socks because I found cleaner socks made happy feet. I had one on, one drying and one dry and ready at any time. Since my sock are...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 18, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: That's it
"Some interesting ideas, but I'm not so sure about some of conclusions, or underlying explanations. IMO, it's really *not* all that clear exactly how much a few extra ounces matter. Wo...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 18, 5:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Side Trips on the JMT
Agree with bob on Darwin Bench. Further south is Marion Lake on the SHR.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Side Trips on the JMT
February 18, 1:24pm

VBL
If you are sweating, you are using too much insulation. VBL creates a high humidity environment not a high perspiration environment when used correctly. The main concern I would have with using...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack liner trash bag as feet VBL for sleeping?
February 14, 11:39am

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