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obx hiker (obxcola) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Outer Banks of North Carolina
About Me 60: Wide but relatively shallow experience. That's my older daughter and "baby" brother in the photo
at Gragg Prong , Wilson Creek.
CityNags Head
StateNorth Carolina
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All Forum Posts by obx hiker

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Altitude, ibuprophen and digestion.
My most persistent symptom of "altitude adjustment" is a pronounced lack of appetite. I couldn't help but notice this paragraph from the NY Times article linked by Tom K. "Phy...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ibuprofen risk
December 12, 12:24pm

Citlaltepetl/Orizaba - Chichimeco Ridge
Secor has a book on climbing Mexico's volcanoes

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Citlaltepetl/Orizaba - Chichimeco Ridge
December 12, 11:43am

White Blaze
Here's a white blaze for ya. Lets see yours! Just north of Carter's Gap near Standing Indian. I have others but must leave for a pressing engagement!

In On the Web » is Anti-ultralight
December 08, 4:37pm

I paid up to be a member for life because I was grateful for the opportunity to support this forum. You see I started out as an "ultralight" backpacker in 1970 wearing converse all st...

In On the Web » is Anti-ultralight
December 06, 8:57pm

Art Loeb Trail backcountry sites
Here's an idea that includes a nice stretch of the lower or eastern Art Loeb near Davidson River and makes a loop with no backtracking, good early-on camping spots and 2 of the bare granite lac...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Art Loeb Trail backcountry sites.
November 20, 9:13am

ultralight rain jackets
Where can I buy a 4 oz Frogg Toggs jacket? What size?

In GEAR » ultralight rain jackets?
November 19, 1:53pm

Hydration and Salts"
"The only connection between the two is that the clothing increased the sweat" That's my question. Does the clothing really increase the sweat; within a reasonable range? In cooler...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learnt an very important Lesson on Hydration and Salts
November 19, 1:25pm

Hydration and Salts"
This is an interesting discussion and raises several questions I hope someone more knowledgeable about physiology like maybe participants in activities like marathons or triathlons or the medically...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learnt an very important Lesson on Hydration and Salts
November 19, 8:05am

synthetic hoodie
Here's a really light one; though not exactly the latest in synthetic fabric. It's made of modal which is a type of rayon which evidently sort of like wool feels dryer against the skin beca...

In GEAR » synthetic hoodie??
November 07, 1:46pm

testing testing.
Checked out my new Z-Packs rain jacket against a Marmot precip on 3 walks the past 2 days; twice wearing the Z-Packs and once with the Marmot. Blowing steady @ 50-55 with gusts 60-70 hiking across ...

In GEAR » making use of Hurricane Sandy?
October 29, 5:10pm

All Reader Reviews by obx hiker

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BPL Blow-Up Pillow
Used the dual chamber for @ 5 years. Don't want to get it too full but that's easy to adjust. Can be a little tricky to get fully de-flated for packing. Persistence! Cover it with your tee-shi...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 30, 8:19pm

Montbell Thermawrap jacket
William Siemens has it right about wind-resistance being a key. This jacket is wonderfully wind resistant. The Northern Outer Banks of NC can be an incredibly cold place due to the combination of wind...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 25, 4:32pm