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Greg Mihalik (greg23) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me Hiker, biker, skier.
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Re: Re:Liquid calories vs food calories?
"The glycemic index of maltodextrin is 100 on a scale of 0 to 100. Worse yet, it creates a bigger insulin response than dextrose." Strenuous exercise greatly attenuates the insulin res...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Liquid calories vs food calories?
January 13, 3:07pm

Re: Error of my ways...
"I mean how do you sweeten the maltodextrin, unless you are using engineered sweeteners?" After about your third serving of "flavored" MD you will very happy with "plain...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Liquid calories vs food calories?
January 13, 2:13pm

Re: Re: What kinds of drinks are recommended then?
+1 on Greg G's post. Read it again. Slowly. "It seems that a lot of folks don't like Gatorade. But it is cheap and readily available for a thru-hike." Read the label. Y...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Liquid calories vs food calories?
January 13, 11:55am

Re: Re: "Aluminization"
Hummm... If the bottom of a ribbed pad were aluminized, would it collect and transfer heat from the non-contact gaps to the contact points on the ground, thereby increasing heat loss? hummmm....

In GEAR » Thermarest RidgeRest SOLite
January 13, 9:37am

Re: Liquid calories vs food calories?
"Is there a difference in eating 1250 of whole grains vs 1250 calories in gatorade all day?" Some of the answer depends on your level of exertion. If you are near the max you can sust...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Liquid calories vs food calories?
January 13, 9:26am

Re: Chaff Etiquette
"Chaff Etiquette" - Oxymoron

In Chaff » Chaff Etiquette
January 12, 4:42pm

"Will the forum automatically e-mail me when i get a response on the forum?" Only if you set up PMs, then at the top of the thread click on "Watch this Thread".

January 12, 11:23am

Re: Gear Swap Etiquette
I like it when people say what they mean ;-)

In Gear Swap » Gear Swap Etiquette
January 11, 3:31pm

Re: I believe those are the "heavy" ones
I "chatted" with Patagonia customer service. They confirmed the 3.7 weight. The color is part of the MARS stuff. I hacked mine to get rid of the collar and half of the zipper. N...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Houdini
January 11, 1:08pm

Re: Re: Answer to Tad
Kite Builder Insignia Cloth

In Make Your Own Gear » Insignia Cloth Shoulder Straps
January 10, 6:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg Mihalik

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
This rating reflects use below 40° F. For summer use it could go much higher. I have wanted to try the Therm-A-Rest Neoair (72"), hoping it would be both light and warm. I've been thr...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 18, 10:35am

Petzl e+LITE
Just to get my experience into this thread here is a ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 02, 7:00pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Poor packing on my part resulted in a TD 12-10 stove getting a little squashed. I straightened it out as best possible and continued to use it for 8 more days, with no discernable loss of functionali...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 6:23pm