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Re: reasons
"The only person that speed hikes for the right reasons, is the one that does it, but doesnt tell anyone." What are the right reasons? Is there a list of them somewhere that I can ref...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 07, 3:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: New JMT Speed Record
"Never remember seeing any in the High Sierras though." Slow down next time. You can't miss 'em

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 06, 6:04pm

Re: Wet vs. cold?
"Am I some kind of idiot, or do others feel/act the same way?" I feel the same as you and have expressed that opinion before. I also hike primarily in the Whites. Where I differ wi...

In GEAR » Has Anyone Used a Rain "Kilt"?
August 06, 5:09pm

Re: Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
I picked up a pair of leather NB MT-10 to wear around town because I liked how comfortable my bright orange ones were. I don't use them on the trail but have to imagine they keep dust out bet...

In GEAR » Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
August 06, 5:01pm

Re: natgeo "trails illustrated" maps make GREAT ground sheets! :)
Just bring a space blanket. It'll work better and weigh less. I know you're not that weight conscious that you cant afford to carry one because you said you bring a nat geo map

In GEAR » natgeo "trails illustrated" maps make GREAT ground sheets! :)
August 06, 4:52am

Re: Re: Wow
"Anyone want to guess how long this record will hold? It's pretty fast." I'm guessing not all that long. Seems like a popular target for a FKT, and its not like they knocked a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 05, 10:59pm

Re: Lazy Luddites
In all fairness to heavy backpackers, perhaps they just don't care. Obviously people here are passionate about lightweight gear, but some others quite simply could care less. I don't sp...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
August 05, 10:47pm

Re: New JMT Speed Record
I'm looking forward to the write up of their adventure. These JMT FKT attempts always seem to push people to their absolute limits mentally. I find it very intriguing and inspiring. I alwa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 05, 10:25pm

Re: re: "Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?"
"Who told you that you can't bend or shape Ti. It's just a metal alloy, nothing really special. Its just as shapeable as any other metal, more so when its thin like normal with Ti prod...

In GEAR » Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?
August 05, 6:01pm

Re: re: ti frame
"It seems we are stuck with straight carbon rods for that frame struts, but why couldn't they bend the ti rods to approximate the human back? " I don't think Ti is happy being ...

In GEAR » Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?
August 04, 5:41pm

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