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  1. good luck to him my brother in law just got...

    good luck to him

    my brother in law just got diagnosed last fall. he has the worst type of it. rapidly progressing, no remission periods, etc. he already had to go on disability. he's 50 years old!...
  2. curious why he didn't go further east

    curious why he didn't go further east
  3. AGAIN, the title is very dishonest. To state that...

    AGAIN, the title is very dishonest. To state that hiking is the problem when it's the food that was being eaten DURING (and likely before and after) the hiking is simply to reinforce a bias against...
  4. correction - 5 episodes

    correction - 5 episodes
  5. Because we don't arrest people for "pre crimes."...

    Because we don't arrest people for "pre crimes." And our society has no desire to actually help the mentally ill.
    ALSO:

    Jordan, 30, had another run-in with law enforcement along the AT in April,...
  6. Peanut butter is HIGH in sugar and peanuts, a...

    Peanut butter is HIGH in sugar and peanuts, a legume, is known to spike insulin and leave your BG elevated for extended periods of time - with or without the sugary jelly and the bread providing an...
  7. You can't out hike or out exercise a crappy diet....

    You can't out hike or out exercise a crappy diet. Ask Jim Fixx. Oh wait, you can't. Google him. "The Father of the Running Movement." Died young, maybe 54? How? Massive heart attack due to his crappy...
  8. I'm on the 4th episode. I suggest everyone here...

    I'm on the 4th episode. I suggest everyone here listen to it even if they never intend to hike in winter. The podcaster interviews an author who wrote a book about it (he got the PLB data and weather...
  9. I think the diet is the key. We KNOW that eating...

    I think the diet is the key. We KNOW that eating that crap is bad for you. I wish I could have access to such high tech testing before I go on my hike and then again after. Heck, eat that diet and...
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    Oh, and there is the podcast FKT which I recently...

    Oh, and there is the podcast FKT which I recently started listening to. Comes out every Friday so perhaps this week will have StringBean on it? They interviewed him prior to the attempt.
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    Don't know if this makes it "official" but it is...

    Don't know if this makes it "official" but it is on FKT as a new record. I am "guessing" that "they" will likely just verify the info but I don't expect there to be a problem with the record. Perhaps...
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    I realize Joe has to submit his...

    I realize Joe has to submit his "data/track/whatever" but how long will it take before this either gets accepted as a new FKT or rejected for some reason?
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    That's amazing to set such a great time. Sent...

    That's amazing to set such a great time.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    These types of rescues makes me wish people would...

    These types of rescues makes me wish people would get charged for the cost of the rescue. unprepared for the time of year. :-?
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    That's a huge lite! You could land airplanes with...

    That's a huge lite! You could land airplanes with something that bright. I recently bought a Nitecore NU25, 360 Lumens and I love it so far. I like that there are separate buttons for red light and...
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    So he quit. Then he got back on and then hit snow...

    So he quit. Then he got back on and then hit snow where he was postholing for miles. So he quit again (if I read it right). But now he is headed back out as he has something like 2.5 days left and...
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    Day 10 completed 625 miles. 163 miles to go. Day...

    Day 10 completed 625 miles. 163 miles to go. Day 10 was completed yesterday I believe as the video was posted about 2am (central time)???

    At this rate he will finish in just over 12 days, or...
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    he has 2 support "teams." they provide him with...

    he has 2 support "teams." they provide him with food, water, whatever. supported also means you can have pacers. They also set up a tent for him to sleep. He's slowing down. The lack of sleep is...
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    After 8 days Joe "Stringbean" has covered 531...

    After 8 days Joe "Stringbean" has covered 531 miles.
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    Stringbean smashing the record right now!

    current supported record is held by Michael Versteeg at 15d 22h 39m 0s

    Joe has about 464 of the 800 miles completed in 7 days! I had to edit because for some reason my brain told me the AZT was...
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    ticks don't like me so I have no advice

    ticks don't like me so I have no advice
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    I watched the movie: A walk in the Woods. Meh....

    I watched the movie: A walk in the Woods. Meh. The book was much better.
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    I just read Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods." ...

    I just read Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods."

    It's a good read. I may even watch the movie now. I've never read anything else by Bryson. He's a good writer. And funny.
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    I have been noticing this as well in backpacking...

    I have been noticing this as well in backpacking groups where people are talking about using these on the AT. I just shake my head. Mostly seems like it's "younger" folks who are all "tech savvy" and...
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    IMO - horrible way to eat. Unfortunately much of...

    IMO - horrible way to eat. Unfortunately much of America eats like this all the time. There really isn't much difference between these packaged foods and what one would get at fast food places and...
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