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Re: Quest for T shirt
Smartwool and Icebreaker both seem to be a boxier "American" fit but may be short in length (in all fairness I have a long torso and short legs). My Ibex experience is that its more of an...

In GEAR » Quest for T shirt
August 19, 6:39pm

FS: (2) Alpacka Alpaca Packrafts
I have 2 Alpacka Alpaca models, one red and one blue. Both have the "cruiser" deck and both will come with an Alpacka/Sawyer paddle as well as the stuff sack and patch/repair kit. These w...

In Gear Swap » FS: (2) Alpacka Alpaca's
August 19, 11:23am

Re: Where Did Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Go?
What you burn is largely tied to your HR. In an aerobic state, you're burning fat and carbs (ratio varies depending on what your body is trained for). At the point you go anaerobic (which is on...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Where Did Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Go?
August 17, 3:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
"Before the internets and sites like this existed When we spent all our time farming in order to barely survive the coming winter. When half of us would have died while we were children ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
August 15, 8:20am

Re: Re: Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
Hmm...was he allergy tested for all nuts? The reason I ask is technically neither peanuts or cashews are nuts. Both of those are legumes and a common allergy. I don't think (haven't researc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
August 15, 6:19am

Re: bonk
Bonking requires depleting your glycogen stores. If you're moving efficiently, you shouldn't be burning a lot of carbs, and you definitely shouldn't be depleting your stores.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
August 14, 2:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
All of those grain flours are no bueno. We don't use any of that stuff at home personally. If we use "flour" it's coconut or almond. I'm not really worried so much about w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
August 14, 2:07pm

Re: goretex socks to prevent dirt from getting to your feet?
Is this complete sarcasm? Or meant to be serious? I've used GTX socks during winter in combo with plain mesh trail runners and tall gaiters. The combo works far better in those conditions th...

In GEAR » goretex socks to prevent dirt from getting to your feet?
August 14, 12:55pm

Re: Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
Way too much processed crap in there for me. I've pretty much quit all store-bought bars except the Lara variety that have minimal ingredients (usually dates, nuts, and maybe some other fruit).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
August 14, 10:16am

Re:
Purple blaze Ohm 2

In GEAR » ULA Packs: colors and materials
August 13, 9:52am

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