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Ito Jakuchu (jakuchu) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Speed hiking my way through Kansai, Japan.
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Suzanne Lee?
You mean Suzanne Lee? http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18301669 http://www.ted.com/talks/suzanne_lee_grow_your_own_clothes?language=en

In GEAR » "GROWN" fabric & the future for backpacking
February 16, 1:54am

Outdoor Research Echo Ubertube
In the super humid hot summers in Kansai Japan, I train mostly twice a week running and doing intervals in the mountains close to my home. Walking already makes you sweat profusely, let alone power...

In GEAR » Light synthetic and merino buffs for sun protection too hot for warm weather? Best buff?
February 11, 12:17am

Re: Re: elephant foot bag in lieu of survival bivy, blankets, etc
"Maybe check out the Blizzard Bag. $30ish on Amazon and it is advertised to perform similar to a summer weight bag." Forgot about that. That's what I did at the time. Certainly an ...

In GEAR » elephant foot bag in lieu of survival bivy, blankets, etc
February 05, 10:54am

full summer bag?
I've thought about this as well. Not for planned nights out but as emergency when it would be pretty bad to be out. I looked at the Sea to Summit Sparks Series SP1 bag at the time. http...

In GEAR » elephant foot bag in lieu of survival bivy, blankets, etc
February 05, 8:23am

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old (135) film roll canisters?

In GEAR » Ultralight water-resistant seal rigid plastic containers?
February 04, 10:34am

or..
Or if you are looking for more stiff, but a bit like a flexible snow mountain runner/boot hybrid thing: Salomon S Lab X Alp Carbon GTX.

In GEAR » A mid-height trail runner that scrambles well and sheds snow/dust?
February 03, 6:26am

Re: La Sportiva?
All depends on fit as well of course. The La Sportiva's could be a good option. If you have normal/narrow feet (not wide feet) the Salomon X Ultra Mids are a great option as well. I s...

In GEAR » A mid-height trail runner that scrambles well and sheds snow/dust?
February 03, 6:24am

Re: additive layering
Serge said: "Usually if its cold enough to wanna wear down at rest, I'll be wearing a breathable windshirt on the move. To keep things simple, I mostly just add and take away one layer a...

In GEAR » How do you layer your windshirt?
February 02, 7:38am

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What Ken said.

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015. Suggestions Welcome.
January 18, 6:51am

switched
The replies from people with similar height got me thinking. After a couple of times swinging with a technical tool and the air tech evo in both sizes I found the 58 worked great as well in that ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
January 17, 3:33pm

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