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Specsmanship in backup batteries
I just bought an Anker Astro 5600 mAh backup battery. It powers devices via a standard 5V USB port. However, it does not have 5v X 5600 mAh = 28 Wh of joules. It has 3.7v X 5600 mAh = 20.7 Wh of...

In GEAR » Specsmanship in backup batteries
February 22, 4:42pm

Instaboost
I personally don't think it's a good idea to go pill-aging the supplement shelves to get a quick boost. I train quite a bit and can handily hike 40+ miles/day at 3+ mph. I'm up agains...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » FeSO4
February 22, 4:32pm

SUL vs USL
Looking at my spreadsheet, there's plenty room in my list to go Ultra Stupid Light!

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Light"
February 22, 9:37am

FeSO4
I've been trying to push VO2max on the elliptical and have been slowly creeping up, but not where I want to be. Then two weeks ago on a whim I started taking 28mg FeSO4 every day. Instaboos...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » FeSO4
February 21, 8:21pm

Stupid Heavy
Hiked with 5 family & friends from Tuolumne to Marie Lakes (three days to get there), then left them to the JMT and hiked back out (5 hours). Stupid heavy was my pack going from 18# to 32# c...

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Heavy"
February 21, 8:11pm

Stupid Light
Tired, burned, blistered, hungry, dark, wet. I can deal with these. In fact, being out of my "comfort" zone is a large part of why I hike. But unlike Aaron S., cold is the one thing ...

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Light"
February 21, 8:04pm

Re: bosavi programmability
I understand the bosavi can be programmed for different light intensities and will remember the last setting you used. Would you describe this feature as: awesome, useful, meh, annoying? Is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » More solar stuff.
February 21, 10:00am

Stupid Light
"Stupid Light" is what I say when what should be the simplest of electronic devices - the headlamp - decides to not turn on when I need it.

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Light"
February 21, 9:48am

Re: JMT dates
Solitary time on the JMT????

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » John Muir Trail 2013
February 20, 10:54pm

Bosavi
Exactly! I missed the Tikka as well. I'm going to hack one out of a Byte and a cellphone battery.

In Make Your Own Gear » More solar stuff.
February 20, 11:44am

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