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In Gear Swap » FS: Jetboil Sol Ti, Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2, Gregory Z65, and Osprey Ariel 55
August 27, 10:50pm

Guess I was heavy with a light mindset?
Got back a few days ago from the JMT, did a little under half. My original plan was to never carry more than 30lbs at a time and try my ULA pack out. Well, I went from UL to heavy with a 20lb base ...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 27, 10:02pm

Re: RE
A friend and I start the JMT in two weeks. We are planning for 4000 calories per day, averaging 125 calories per ounce (2lbs pppd) and will be doing similar mileage at times. I may cut it to 3000 c...

In Gear Lists » August JMT (First time, first gearlist)
July 31, 5:53pm

Re: first time hiker help me out with some basics so i can enjoy it as much as you guys
Advice here is good. I would highly recommend paying for a membership and reading some of BPL's articles. They can end up teaching you many things and save you lots of money on gear. They may e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » first time hiker help me out with some basics so i can enjoy it as much as you guys
July 21, 8:55pm

Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
@Lynn: My friend and I have completely separate food and gear. The common interest is high calorie lightweight food. I just need to find a good balance that won't spike my blood glucose but als...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
July 15, 8:31pm

Re: Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
Thanks for the suggestions. I am taking a bunch of Justin's Nut Butter and olive oil packets to increase calories. Ken, 175g of carbs per day is less than half the carbs I have allocated per...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
July 15, 2:35pm

Re: Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
Sometimes the answer is closer than you think, eliminating corn and simply using quinoa in this case. Adding soup mixes sounds ideal too. Never considered "powdering" a Mountain House for...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
July 09, 7:58pm

Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
A friend and I set out on the JMT in about a month. He is set on using Corn Quinoa pasta for dinners after reading Ray Jardine's "Beyond Backpacking" but I am not so enthused after tr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
July 08, 8:39pm

Re: Me thinks not.
Thanks Eileen. I gather more fear of mosquitoes than ticks in the Sierras. This is good because I like my convertibles more than the Eco-Mesh anyway. Being it is a low snow year, I would imagine mo...

In GEAR » Is Permetherin beneficial in the Sierras?
July 06, 1:27pm

Is Permethrin beneficial in the Sierras?
Headed to the Sierras for a few weeks in about a month, never been there before. Being from the Midwest, ticks are a big concern (lime disease) and I use permethrin treated pants here (RailRiders E...

In GEAR » Is Permetherin beneficial in the Sierras?
July 06, 8:36am

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