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Re: Re: Protein Powders...
Sarah wrote: "If you are eating a diet with plenty of whole wheat pasta and beans, quinoa, etc you are getting a good amount of protein right there." How much protein are you figuring is...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Protein Powders...
August 10, 4:36pm

head net, earplugs
Jeffrey Stylos wrote: "@Ben: Does sleeping with the head net take practice? Do you use a hat or some other device to keeping from falling against your face, and if not can the bugs bite throug...

In GEAR » Getting used to tarps
August 10, 9:53am

head net
A head net works for me when I sleep in the open in an area that has bugs. Once it gets cold they usually stop being active, and I can take the head net off. If they're so thick that the sound ...

In GEAR » Getting used to tarps
August 09, 10:56pm

altitude, shelter, wind on face
You basically seem to have a lot of the relevant stuff nailed down: pad, clothing to wear while sleeping. Do you use a tent? Tarp? I use a tarp (or nothing, when the weather is clear), and when ...

In GEAR » supplementing a sleep system
August 09, 6:43pm

want a course
I would be blissfully happy to pay someone like Mike Clelland to take me through tarping boot camp. It's the most difficult backpacking skill I've had to learn, and I don't feel that I&...

In GEAR » First time out with tarp
August 09, 6:08pm

Re: First time out with tarp
"What are your preferred knots at each end when tying a guyline from tie-out to tree?" I learned my knots, remembered them for one trip, and then forgot them. Next time around I bought a...

In GEAR » First time out with tarp
August 09, 4:49pm

kids
The 12-year-olds completed the JMT, but they didn't do the yo-yo. I emailed with the dad, Peter Burke, and there were some fairly serious health issues. Too bad -- they seemed like really nice ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT Record Attempts for 2010
August 09, 3:13pm

Re: Favorite trails?
"I'm at school in the city of Orange... anyone have some favorite trails or overnight trips in that area?" Head for the San Gabriels. (But watch out for the Angeles Crest Highway clo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Southern California
August 09, 1:02pm

Re: Re: Achilles Tendon
Sorry to hear about your health problems, Piper. A year is actually not very long for an injury to connective tissues in your extremities. They don't get very much blood flow, and they just hea...

In Philosophy & Technique » Achilles Tendon
August 09, 12:57pm

Re: first real backpacking trip, help with gear?
64 oz of water is a little under 2 liters. That seems like a huge amount to me, unless you have long stretches of trail with no water sources available. You have a huge weight saving you can har...

In Gear Lists » first real backpacking trip, help with gear?
August 08, 10:32am

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