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Frameless
First, the page by Dan needs a serious editing. I couldn't even finish it, way too random. But I do want to address one item in this thread. There seems to be an assumption that frameless pa...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 12, 5:31pm

No way
We have hardwood floors and I would be divorced..... Or worse, my wife is mean!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
January 11, 7:37pm

Folded
Back when I carried a ridgerest I folded it into either flat or into a U shape. It is super easy to fold. Score it almost all the thru and fold with the score out.

In GEAR » Rolled or Folded Ridgerest as Packframe
January 11, 9:33am

Bivies vs inners
I go the route of bivy over inner. In addition to the "easy of bodily functions" the bivy also provides wind and draft protection (at least with a quilt) and a few degrees of warmth. A ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 04, 7:39am

lets do it
I have travelled out to two west coast events and they were a blast. Not near the concentration of BPLers in any one location like there is in the Bay Area but I would make the drive down from PA....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hear ye, Hear ye, any interest in an east coast BPL G.G.G?
January 02, 6:32pm

Could be easy on PCT
If scout and Frodo helped out in San Diego and then the same hikers measured at the dinsmores at Steven pass then you would have the answer.

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 31, 3:14pm

A great test
It haven't ran/walked/hiked a 40 miler since April in preparation for the Bob open. I had had a couple of low to mid 30s over the last couple of months but my focus has been more on my treadmi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 29, 5:41pm

Really?
"But is a thru hike really an 'unusual stress'?" Either you have a different definition of a thru hike or you are walking 20+ miles a day everyday. It took months for my feet ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 29, 8:50am

Prediction
I have had wretched experience with Goretex shoes. You have be waterproof though Ga but I would be surprised if it lasts much further. the conditions you will likely have are about as ideal as yo...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 26, 7:53pm

Beware
I was a bit apprehensive about scorpions while hiking in the Southwest. In the end the worst nighttime experience I've had was with ants. Not sure how they communicate but when they start to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 26, 6:59pm

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