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About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
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Re: Re: Timely write-up
Kevin wrote: "What were you hoping to know that wasn't covered? It's not clear from the article but I am a physician and can add additional information. I tried to strike a balance be...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
July 24, 2:43pm

Timely write-up
This write-up was timely, and I appreciate Greg's summary table. I ordered s!caps right away. I would've liked to have seen a bit more of the medical background in the writeup. There i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
July 24, 2:16pm

Re: Bear Spray
Derrick wrote: "When in dense bear country I carry both bear spray and a shot gun, each mounted to the daisy chains on the side of my pack in a way which allows fast and easy access,without po...

In GEAR » Upgrades/add-ons to your HMG Porter?
July 24, 7:09am

great comments!
Great comments, folks. Thanks for the insights. I'm leaning away from having a hydration port put in because I really like the idea of having an essentially waterproof pack in case I end up go...

In GEAR » Upgrades/add-ons to your HMG Porter?
July 23, 6:28pm

Re: The HMG Porter pack: water resistance, pockets, and packing?
Nico, what are “wand pockets”? Are they simply used to carry hiking sticks? Scree: “When I had a lot of pockets, I really wasn't very organized. I was always looking for stuff in the ...

In GEAR » How to pack the HMG Porter pack?
July 16, 7:46pm

Re: Re: Why do I gain weight after a hike?
Thanks for all the encouragement. I gained about 30 lbs after tearing my ACL and during the early part of recovery. I've been slowly improving, logging calories in LoseIt and exercise using...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Why do I gain weight after a hike?
July 16, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Why do I gain weight after a hike?
" I eat less if I have to carry my food." LOL. That's funny. I too notice a direct correlation! It would seem that the body couldn't operate at such a caloric deficit over ti...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Why do I gain weight after a hike?
July 16, 7:58am

Why do I gain weight after a hike?
Why do I gain ~2-3 lbs after an extended day hike? I weigh 242 lbs. I have lost 17 lbs in the last few months at about 1.5-2lbs/week and I have another 50 to go. I find that after a 10+ mile da...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Why do I gain weight after a hike?
July 16, 6:34am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Options for lightweight, calf-length gaiters?
"Have you tried hiking in shorts without gaiters? It isn't that bad and the little scratches heal by the next day." I always hike in shorts. I can't stand pants as they get wet...

In GEAR » Options for lightweight, calf-length gaiters?
July 16, 5:56am

Re: Re: Thoughts / questions on HMG Windrider Southwest pack
Davey wrote: >>(iv) You will have to use it a time or two with a load to determine if the stays need to be bent. The odds are that you will want to bend them a bit at the top. How do you ...

In GEAR » Thoughts / questions on HMG Windrider Southwest pack
July 15, 8:07pm

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