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Why?
Thanks again for all the advice. As to the why do it in a day the main reason is timing. I am doing this hike on a car camping family vacation with my wife and kids so I dont really think it is f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
April 23, 10:55pm

Difficult to Maintain wieght
I find it very difficult to maintain weight on trips. I figure my burn rate is about 5000 calories per day and eating regular food I find it difficult to eat more than about 3000 calories per day....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Calorie deficit to save weight. :)
April 23, 9:30am

Ikea fork
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90192962/ I use ikea kids utensils and plates or bowls when hiking with a group. Light weight and dirt cheap and most importantly already lying around...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spoon heresy
April 22, 9:33pm

go lite shangri la 5
The go lite sl5. Is 9.5 ft square. It is worth checking out. Two can fit on one side of the pole

In GEAR » Two people on one side of a big mid?
April 20, 8:01pm

Arc blast
Looks like the zpacks arc blast frame with a lot of extra features that add weight.

In GEAR » Interesting new pack
April 20, 3:17pm

Kickstarte
Is kickstarter actually making a purchase? I always saw it as an investment in something and not a guarenteed return. It isnt like ordering something from amazon, there is risk involved. It coul...

In Philosophy & Technique » New Episodes of UL A-Z
April 18, 4:08am

No Mess
I focus on bringing meals that I can add boiling water to the bag and wait. This allows me to just boil water in the pot. The only exception is pasta which I will cook in the pot as I perfer past...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best way for me to use my dehydrator?
April 17, 1:11pm

Re: Pre-trip meal planning
Why are you bringing the oil? Is it to add flavour or is it just to add calories. If it is just to add calories I would leave it behind because on a 1 night trip if you end up in a negative calor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pre-trip meal planning
April 17, 1:03pm

Thanks for the advice
Thanks for all the tips. I will definately take the bright angel trail back up. Fitness wise I am not worried. By the end of the last few summers I have been in good enough shape to do this so...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
April 16, 10:17pm

Re: Re: Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
My current idea is to Run down, on the way back up is to hike the steep sections at about a 2 mile per hour pace. Over this grade and duration I should be able to maintain that pace barring temper...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
April 16, 11:35am

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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WalMart
Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm