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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

Re: People over-react and under-react to potential dangers
Well, you're assuming "exposure" means hypothermia. It could mean frostbite, etc. I also don't think a coroner is going to generally rule "exposure to cold" as a cause o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 29, 8:18am

Re: Re: Re: How many packs and shelters is too many?
"Man, don't let Ben hear you say that." Yeah, it's blasphemy on here. I guess that makes me a "gear heretic".

In GEAR » How many packs and shelters is too many?
May 29, 6:55am

Re: How many packs and shelters is too many?
Just say no to gear lust. Before it turns to gear glutton. :-) I won't buy a piece of gear anymore without selling something first. My wife, dog, and I are usually out together. Occasion...

In GEAR » How many packs and shelters is too many?
May 29, 6:46am

Re: How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
Going back to the OP- "But if the weather turned they would get hypothermia and die. It's really that straight forward. You get wet and you die." That's a completely untrue ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 29, 6:12am

Re: hypothermia
"the problem with hypothermia is that many people dont know the symptoms" Agreed. Shivering doesn't instantly mean hypothermia. Neither does cold hands/feet (mine are cold all the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hypothermia
I gave factual information. It comes from the Wilderness Medicine Institute/NOLS and Rescue 6 International (whitewater/swiftwater rescue trainers). What you posted says the same thing I did. 32...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 5:16pm

Re: Thanks
I wouldn't use the inner for 2 big guys. It's fine for a couple that sleeps close or maybe one person and a dog and palatial for one person alone.

In GEAR » Any One Using HMG ECHO II Ultralight Shelter System?
May 28, 12:46pm

Re: RAB Infinity vs OR Incandescent
I also have an Infinity (Endurance version). Specs alone make it lighter and warmer (more fill and at a higher fill power). I'm 5'8 with a long torso and the men's small covers my ba...

In GEAR » RAB Infinity vs OR Incandescent
May 28, 12:25pm

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