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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale WNC
About Me I backpack and packraft, and sometimes teach both. I bicycle and ride a motorcycle. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I do Yoga. I have wilderness medical and whitewater rescue training. I can be a bit of a gear junky, although I seem to read more and buy less these days.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://getlostoutfitters.com
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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

Re: food weight for 5 days
"2 kg (70 oz) of food for five days are clearly not enough." Depends on the person. Metabolisms vary significantly. Mike C! has thoroughly tested food weights and advocates (last I che...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 05, 8:30am

Re: Re: What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
"I just wish I could have a color other than white!" Email HMG. There's a small upcharge, but they may still have some black available.

In GEAR » What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
June 02, 4:45pm

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