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  1. I actually did a bit of research on my own. I...

    I actually did a bit of research on my own.
    I answered my question. Whey protein is a complete protein. Add on trail jerky and my usual assortment of nuts, nut butters, etc. and decent freeze brief...
  2. RockDoc, I have used pea protein in a DIY...

    RockDoc,
    I have used pea protein in a DIY concoction for backpacking. Why pea protein? In was in the house.
    Based on the information here, 9 essential amino acids, etc., I would like to switch to...
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    “You can’t get there from here.” Obviously this...

    “You can’t get there from here.”
    Obviously this old saying isn’t exactly true. However, some sections aren’t exactly easy to get to or from.
    Chama, NM is a nice small town. I have stayed at the...
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    Bits and pieces I’ve picked up day dreaming about...

    Bits and pieces I’ve picked up day dreaming about the CDT.
    You can book a shuttle and water in several caches between the border and Siver City, NM for a fee.
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    PS: Pay laundry and SHOWERS are available in...

    PS:
    Pay laundry and SHOWERS are available in GTNP at Signal Mountain and Colter Bay Campgrounds and Canyon Village in YNP.
    Wayne
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    I was in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National...

    I was in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in late June and early July. The ZOO Season.
    Walk up Backcountry permits were possible at the Colter Bay Backcountry office WHEN THE OFFICE...
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    As a VERY HAPPY Xtherm Large user down to 15 F in...

    As a VERY HAPPY Xtherm Large user down to 15 F in a WM Alpenlite Long, I would WAIT for the Xtherm.
    As recommended above, I would ADD a CCF foam pad in remote areas or lower temperatures.
    Wayne
  8. Current Trail Conditions from the Great Outdoor...

    Current Trail Conditions from the Great Outdoor Shop in Pinedale:
    https://www.greatoutdoorshop.com/blog/2021/08/01/trailhead-conditions-report-7-24-2021/
    Also contact the Forest Service offices...
  9. My PLB sends a signal with my GPS coordinates...

    My PLB sends a signal with my GPS coordinates included. It transmits for 24 hours. Search and Rescue organizations get the information.
    Significantly better information than a text to family...
  10. Visit the backpacking store in Pinedale. They...

    Visit the backpacking store in Pinedale. They have current trail conditions in the Wind River Range after the Blowdown last fall. I expect they have information on The Great Divide Basin and water...
  11. Germany. In the Army. Woodstock didn’t get much...

    Germany. In the Army. Woodstock didn’t get much coverage on the local news.
    I saw the movie twice on a huge screen when I got back to New Orleans.
    Grace Slick and Santana stand out for me.
    Wayne
  12. Tipi has half the answer. Local relative...

    Tipi has half the answer.
    Local relative humidity is the other half.
    At 75F I would be sleeping on top of the quilt. Or just a light sheet.
    Our house at 3,000’ in the Blue Ridge Mountains is...
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    Buy online from an HMG dealer? Pretty lame for...

    Buy online from an HMG dealer?
    Pretty lame for them to not put up a recording, “We will be back on a specific date.”
    There are other pack builders. And less expensive.
    Good luck!
    Wayne
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    5 pages since 5/31. I think the trend may have...

    5 pages since 5/31. I think the trend may have reversed itself.
    May 18 = Blastoff!
    Destination: Wyoming.
    I will let y’all know how the trip went.
    Fingers crossed for a Grand Teton Walkup...
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    Cohutta Wilderness Guide ...

    Cohutta Wilderness Guide

    https://www.atlantatrails.com/cohutta-wilderness/

    Have fun.
    Wayne
  16. “Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a Must Have for...

    “Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a Must Have for every Hiker? ”

    NOT!
    There are alternatives.
    Wayne
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    Ditto. The Notch or similar. The Stratospire 1...

    Ditto.
    The Notch or similar. The Stratospire 1 of you want a Bomb shelter.
    Have fun!
    Wayne
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    100% polyester. Long sleeve. Vented back. Sun...

    100% polyester. Long sleeve. Vented back. Sun treated. Fishing shirts. I have several. About $20 at Sam’s Club. I was in Sam’s this week. They have the new summer batch in. Bright colors! So the...
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    Guilty! Your Honor! From White Christmas to a...

    Guilty! Your Honor!
    From White Christmas to a Frozen Mardi Gras, it was fun while it lasted!
    Today’s morning low was 27 F. The relative humidity was 34%. Not conducive to winter precipitation!...
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    Hillsound FlexSteps Traction System From REI. ...

    Hillsound FlexSteps Traction System

    From REI.
    I have been fretting since I placed the order that these things might not fit my bewildering array of outdoor shoes.
    I worried for no reason....
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    The Restocking Gods smiled on me! REI has the...

    The Restocking Gods smiled on me!
    REI has the Hillsound Flexsteps in my size!
    They should arrive next week.
    We had an ice fog overnight. I might need the spikes sooner than I thought!
    This...
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    Thank you! I think we’re about finished with ice...

    Thank you! I think we’re about finished with ice in North Carolina and inventory is meager right now. I’ll shop around next Labor Day.
    Wayne
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    Microspikes? Explain please. Brand? Model? I’m...

    Microspikes? Explain please. Brand? Model? I’m shopping. Dick’s Sporting Goods Winston Salem is my closest source to see before I buy. They stock Hillsound products.
    Any shopping advice is greatly...
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    Expensive is “thinking that you are saving money...

    Expensive is “thinking that you are saving money buying an endless series of inferior products.”
    Economical is buying quality once!
    Wayne
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    Why not TarpTent? There are models that don’t...

    Why not TarpTent?
    There are models that don’t require trekking poles. Henry sells aluminum poles that replace trekking poles if you don’t use trekking poles. I haven’t looked lately, but I think...
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