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Erik Danielsen (er1kksen) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Western Door
About Me Living and working between adventures. So far those have included the Andes, the Adirondacks, the nooks and crannies of WNY, and being a not-quite-UL wanderer all over the east coast.
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All Forum Posts by Erik Danielsen

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Environmental factors?
I too had asthma as a kid and had to use some dumb inhaler thing before gym class... until I started riding my bike everywhere, which eventually bloomed into some real cycling. Before terribly long...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lighter, Further, Faster (a.k.a. Trail Running)
February 23, 7:02am

Giardia
Fears of giardia may be exaggerated, but play it safe around beavers (major carriers of giardia). An instructor I had for some wilderness courses had a mechanical valve in his heart thanks to the l...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 23, 6:51am

Re: Coast to coast
That definitely sounds more like a nerve issue than anything else. Perhaps an aftereffect of spinal compression that your heavy-ish backpack caused on the trail? If it is a nerve issue (sciatia ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
February 20, 10:24am

Re: re
Is ultralight car camping the next hot trend? ;)

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp setup pics
February 19, 1:41pm

Re: Re: Re: its simple
Well, obviously if you eat a lot of high-calorie food and don't exercise, you will get fat. But I also know a lot of people who watch what they eat and exercise almost religiously and are still...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
February 19, 8:00am

Re: its simple
"calories in calories out" is a truly unfortunate myth. If it really WERE that simple, don't you think a whole lot more people would be a lot less obese? First of all, the body is ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
February 18, 4:10am

Re: Effect of Long-term Hiking on Health
I'm assuming you're referring primarily to my post. I made no attempt to romanticize: I pointed out that certain differences between the lifestyles of paleolithic humans and our own modern ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
February 17, 10:49am

Re: Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
I was referring more to the fact that the chronic stress most people experience as a result of our modern lifestyles has physical effects: elevated cortisol levels inhibit tissue repair and can hav...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
February 16, 9:54am

Not Comparable
Studies done on modern humans living modern lives would not really provide any clear answers. We avoid the foods we evolved to eat (in the name of health!), we eat foods we didn't evolve to eat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
February 16, 7:08am

Thanks
Bravo, sir. Well said. Thank you for so eloquently demonstrating that skewed, self-serving perspectives are not limited to any particular geographic region, and that familiarity with concepts that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
February 15, 7:41am

All Reader Reviews by Erik Danielsen

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five ten camp four
I have owned and loved a pair of these and worn them until their current state of having gaping holes in the sides. Observations: great fit, decent support and cushioning (never any sore feet) and...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 10, 7:29am