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Re: Re: Re: Humidity
Glenn, Almost by definition you can't have condensation with VBL. If there is no moisture escaping from your body then there will be no condensation at least from moisture coming from your bo...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack liner trash bag as feet VBL for sleeping?
February 19, 8:45am

Re: Humidity
"Kinda depends on the relative humidity I think. If it's a cold dry night, then your body moisture will be literally sucked through your bag like a wick. Losing heat both by convection and...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack liner trash bag as feet VBL for sleeping?
February 19, 5:38am

Three
I got into a great routine on the PCT. I rotated three pairs of socks because I found cleaner socks made happy feet. I had one on, one drying and one dry and ready at any time. Since my sock are...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 18, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: That's it
"Some interesting ideas, but I'm not so sure about some of conclusions, or underlying explanations. IMO, it's really *not* all that clear exactly how much a few extra ounces matter. Wo...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 18, 5:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Side Trips on the JMT
Agree with bob on Darwin Bench. Further south is Marion Lake on the SHR.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Side Trips on the JMT
February 18, 1:24pm

VBL
If you are sweating, you are using too much insulation. VBL creates a high humidity environment not a high perspiration environment when used correctly. The main concern I would have with using...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack liner trash bag as feet VBL for sleeping?
February 14, 11:39am

Maybe not the first, but the biggest
I found BPL quite by accident years ago. I must have been searching for lightweight backpacks because I stumbled onto a thread about how the modify a 2008 era Golite Jam down under a pound. I bou...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 08, 7:17pm

How about this
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/maps/travel-and-hiking-maps/trails-illustrated-hiking-and-recreation-maps/washington/827-glacier-peak-wilderness-area-trails-map

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier Peak Wilderness
February 08, 4:15pm

Re: Re: More Thoughts
If the snow stays low I would get to KM as soon as possible. Hopefully you are in decent shape because 108 days will be a quick hike. Read this for some perspective. http://postholer.com/journal...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
February 03, 8:20pm

Latest treadmill
Here is what my latest routines have been. incline 1) Ten minute warmup. Start at 3.5mph and 0deg incline and increase .1mph and 1 deg every minute. At ten minutes I am at 4.5mph and 10 degre...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 02, 6:18pm

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