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  1. I recently read "The Case Against Sugar" by Gary...

    I recently read "The Case Against Sugar" by Gary Taubes although his viewpoint is not without controversy since he's a proponent of high fat animal based diets (keto). As I read that book, I couldn't...
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    From all accounts I have read, the loss of Hetch...

    From all accounts I have read, the loss of Hetch Hetchy weighed on him heavily late in life. He died shortly after the battle was lost and never had to see the valley flooded. From time to time,...
  3. I have made a concerted effort to eat better over...

    I have made a concerted effort to eat better over the past couple of years - specifically to reduce my intake of added sugars and carbohydrates. While I am not on a Keto diet, I moved in that...
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    Muir was a product of his times and should be...

    Muir was a product of his times and should be judged according to his times.

    He sure didn’t practice LNT!

    But he’s surely responsible for the preservation of vast stretches of wilderness. His...
  5. Although I've never gone stoveless, I'll second...

    Although I've never gone stoveless, I'll second the refried beans recommendations. I've always used Santa Fe brand refried beans which are available on amazon. I've never seen dehydrated refried...
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    John Muir's Wilderness Essays

    This week I re-read John Muir's Wilderness Essays, a book I've had for many years and often re-read. If you can't get on a trail, this might be the next best thing. Muir had a way with words. Here's...
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    I recommend Serial Nomad's 2013 PCT thru hike...

    I recommend Serial Nomad's 2013 PCT thru hike journal and related posts. https://serialnomad.com/hiking-blogs/2013-pacific-crest-trail/
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    I am normally a side sleeper but try to sleep on...

    I am normally a side sleeper but try to sleep on my back when on the trail. I used a Prolite for several years and liked it but went to the NeoAir to save weight and it is fine as well. I tried to...
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    The product description for the arc air says that...

    The product description for the arc air says that bear canisters can fit in the top half of the pack. That’s not great for weight distribution. With the canister and food being the heaviest items in...
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    I’d be interested in knowing if any motel owner...

    I’d be interested in knowing if any motel owner anywhere would say, “yeah, sure, you can use your stove inside your room” when asked.
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    There's nothing wrong with cooking in towns, but...

    There's nothing wrong with cooking in towns, but why not just find a park picnic table and cook there? Or a bench? Or just go into the parking lot. I don't see a need to cook inside a motel room.
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    $200+ Everyone takes it and small businesses...

    $200+

    Everyone takes it and small businesses prefer it.
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    InReach is a tool like any other and it has saved...

    InReach is a tool like any other and it has saved lives. I carry mine for the peace of mind of family members but unusually only on remote hikes like in the Sierra Nevada. I have a “freedom”...
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    One of the reasons I purchased an InReach several...

    One of the reasons I purchased an InReach several years ago is because it allowed not only check ins but also two way communication and verification that messages were successfully sent, both of...
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    I had a similar experience southbound on the JMT...

    I had a similar experience southbound on the JMT in 2013. At the PCT/JMT junction near Crabtree meadow, I wanted to keep hiking the PCT to Mexico rather than summit Whitney and then end my hike. So...
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    I haven't thought about it that way but you're...

    I haven't thought about it that way but you're right that maybe the mindset is different from the beginning knowing that it will be a longer hike. The PCT section was supposed to be a thru hike so...
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    All these definitions are arbitrary but if the...

    All these definitions are arbitrary but if the question is when I start to feel like I'm in full "thru hiker mode", the answer for me is about two weeks. There's a big difference between a one week...
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    I often get headaches and other moderate issues...

    I often get headaches and other moderate issues at altitude when I camp above 9000 feet on my first night. This is sometimes unavoidable in the high Sierra but when I thru hiked the Colorado trail I...
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    An alternative to social media is creating your...

    An alternative to social media is creating your own blog using Wordpress. It’s cheap and easy to use and you can control who sees your posts. I use Wordpress for other purposes but I don’t write...
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    I understand what zPacks is doing from a business...

    I understand what zPacks is doing from a business perspective, but I miss the ability to customize gear. They have decided to go more mainstream with standardization and leave custom work for...
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    Hitching from trail to town, or the reverse, is...

    Hitching from trail to town, or the reverse, is pretty easy but trying to do that to get from one end of SNP to the other will be hard. Traffic on skyline drive is slow and people driving the road...
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    I have two backpacks from ULA, shelters, sleeping...

    I have two backpacks from ULA, shelters, sleeping bag and other gear from zPacks, and a quilt from enlightened equipment. All are solid companies offering quality products. Lots of choice these days.
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    Talk about my two worlds colliding ... hiking and...

    Talk about my two worlds colliding ... hiking and finance! :)
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    Iíve slept with my food on a few occasions with...

    Iíve slept with my food on a few occasions with my food in opsacks (which Iím skeptical of). A couple of times on the Colorado trail above tree line and once on the Foothills trail on a winter hike...
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    Spectacular part of the trail. I did this in 2015...

    Spectacular part of the trail. I did this in 2015 but went up to Muir Trail Ranch/Florence lake before aborting what was supposed to be a thru hike (long story).

    I started on April 13 -- you're a...
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