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Rain conditions
In the eastern US we certainly can get very heavy rains. That was part of the appeal of a mid, it is likely the best design I have used for a variety of bad weather. When I designed the shelter s...

In GEAR » Bivy or Duomid for speed treks
April 26, 5:42am

Counterpoint
My hiking style tends to be close to what you are facing. I ended up with a mid style shelter. On most nights I sleep under the stars. On those nights where a shelter is needed a mid would be a ...

In GEAR » Bivy or Duomid for speed treks
April 25, 6:34pm

Re: Re: Living off land??
"I will have to.I am even willing to cut down miles to save more energy and find some food." You could stop and live off the land and you would likely starve. Please go to trail journ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food calculations
April 25, 4:16pm

Living off land??
Don't count on getting many calories living off the land while thru hiking.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food calculations
April 25, 3:27pm

Hmm
Took a crap. Actually on my thru hike I got quite efficient at "lightening my load" before heading off in the morning. But I can assure you,with eating 6-8000 calories I saved many, man...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 25, 10:48am

Not really
Given your current setup you should be fine. If you are doing tough stream crossings or serious hiking in snow, glissading for example, that would be different and I would reco a liner in those ca...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 21, 2:41pm

Re: Re: Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
I have used an esbit in an al stove with no issues

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 5:20pm

Do not use zipper bags
At least for something like a thru hike. I used small zipper bags for my Parmesan cheese and it looked like someone shredded it with a knife. Didn't think much after the first one, but every ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Large Size Parmesan Paketsand/or Parmesan Resupply "Handling"
April 17, 12:35pm

It Sierra not sierras.
I just got back from a Whitney trip. As far as snowshoes, early in the morning we were able to walk on the snow. By afternoon I had the worst snow conditions of my hiking career and I have hundre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra's at end of april
April 14, 7:11pm

Weather report
70 and sunny for the high. Doesn't get any better than that!!!!! Mentally I am already sitting in the desert watching the sunset. Physically I leave Friday morning. If only body could catch...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
March 31, 7:46pm

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