2) I switched to a 40-degree bag at Kincora Hostel, switching back to my zero-degree bag only at Glencliff, thank you very much.
3) My packed canned food typically consisted of one can of corned beef, and perhaps ONE tiny (tuna-can size) of octopus or oysters. Occasionally, I'd have a plastic bottle of jelly (for variety between honey bottles), that sort of thing, but that's not really "canned" to most people, not being in a metal container (any more than is a foil pack of salmon)
4) Hillary Clinton is a socialist, which puts her in the same moral ballpark as other known socialists such as Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. An evil person (such as her or her husband) whose life is a gross net negative I don't normally think of as a sex object.
"OCD" Valid point. I have concluded (after doing a thruhike myself) that thruhiking is an exercise is demonstrating beyond any possible doubt that a person has this affliction in a big way.
[quote=minnesotasmith;289640]1) I carried less TP than that as a rule. For a 5-day stretch between resupply points, 4 rolls was more the norm for me. Six rolls was for 10+day stretches.
Not to be disrespectful here but a roll of TP lasts me weeks not days. Are you full of s**t or what?
2) I use TP for other things than just the usual. I clean my glasses with it, blow my nose on it, use it as backup to paper towels for drying my hands and insides of my trailrunners if those run short, etc.
3) I'm thorough with using TP for its original function, not like the hikers I know who claim to use a very few leaves or even just a bare stick or two.
4) TP is cheap, doesn't go bad, doesn't weigh squat, and is very nice to have when you need it (so screw running out of it under normal circumstances). Its only major drawback from the POV of a hiker is its bulk (even after fieldstripping), but the inconvenience from that can be minimized by packing rolls separately, stuffed into otherwise empty spaces.