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He and other are wrong
What's the point, speed hiking and running........ They should put speed limit signs on the PCT at 1mph so that people could really experience it. It's about time for mags to come along ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 20, 7:59pm

Re: Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
Justin, I used to do a lot of winter snowshoe trips in the Sierra and I would expect to have temperatures at zero or below, especially if you get into higher elevations. If I were doing it today ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
August 13, 6:05am

Re: Re: using my stored energy
"What's the limit for estimated calorie deficit for shorter trips?" I don't think there is an exact answer to this question. I have seen that my body has adapted and can mor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 13, 5:35am

Re: Wow!
"Wow Pecans are 196 calories per oz? Wholly crap!!! Sounds like a great way to fill the voids in my bear can." NOOOOOOO!!!! There are two major potential issues with this aproach. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 12, 11:03am

Electrolyte vs. Fuel
Many thread have a misunderstanding between the two. While some product both fuel and provide electrolytes they really should be looked at independently. Further, I have found that I can include ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
June 29, 5:39am

Easy answer
I went from an older Golite Jam to a burn almost 4 years ago and won't look back. For your scenario of 3-5 days on the AT, I have zero trouble with volume. With a seven day carry on the PCT I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MLD Burn, Golite Jam 35 or GG Kumo Superlight
June 22, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Ford vs. Chevy
"Hiking Malto, obviously you have never been corrected by a Yosemite National Park backcountry ranger. That was what happened up until about 15 years ago. Since then, they've enforced t...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 22, 8:58am

Ford vs. Chevy
I suspect a properly executed PCT or counterbalance method works great. The issue with both methods is that there are often a lack of those perfect trees to do either method so you usually see a b...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 22, 7:53am

Sick of food?
I hiked 2654 miles while consuming 80 lbs of Maltodextrin and eating copious amounts of PNB everyday for lunch. I also had tens of thousands of other calories and quite the variety of breakfast an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
June 20, 7:43pm

Pad strategy
"My thought was this: Have a torso-length pad (or cut down an Xlite) for the summertime when you want to go UL / SUL, and then have a full-length Xtherm for fall/spring/winter when temps drop ...

In GEAR » Torso vs. full length pad
June 19, 5:15pm

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