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  1. 2018 JMT thru-hike (Flip-flop out of Onion Valley/Kearsarge Pass Trail)

    JMT flip flop - Kearsarge Pass to Happy Isles/ Kearsarge Pass to Whitney Portal

    My girlfriend and I hiked the JMT in August of 2018. We did a flip-flop out of Kearsarge Pass because permits were...
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    I love Pringles on the trail! I stack as many as...

    I love Pringles on the trail! I stack as many as I can in my cook pot so they don't break (this is how I store any chips I take on the trail)

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  3. Duh wrong link... correct one is here: ...

    Duh wrong link... correct one is here:

    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/127347-2017-SOBO-Long-Trail-Trip-Report-(Sept-12-Oct-4)
  4. We headed south. From Canada to Appalachian Gap...

    We headed south. From Canada to Appalachian Gap we could do 10 to 15 mpd...and sometimes that was a struggle. After Appalachian Gap our paced picked up to 15 to 25 mpd. North of Appalachian Gap is...
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    Two people? That's a Weekender. All good...

    Two people? That's a Weekender.[/QUOTE]All good advice. Also 7.5 lbs of food is 8 lbs if you count wrappers...that was my discrepancy (10 lbs in the original post was 8 lbs of food plus a 2 lb bv450)...
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    Edit: that's about 8 lbs of food...

    Edit: that's about 8 lbs of food...
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    I'm taking the BV450. Im going no cook. I eat...

    I'm taking the BV450. Im going no cook. I eat 1.25 lbs of food per day on hikes less than a month. I packed up my BV450 yesterday and got 6 days of food in it. That's about 10 lbs of food. It went in...
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    Most companies only make full sizes after size...

    Most companies only make full sizes after size 12. What company are you interested in? Check their manufacturer website and see if they even make a size 12.5. Also, try on size 13 in lots of...
  9. Backpacker Meal How-To: Jerk Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

    We made an instructional video on how to prepare a hiking meal: Jerk Chicken with Black Beans and Rice. This is the second video in this series. We have some summer hiking trips coming up and we were...
  10. Did you read the description? It has the original...

    Did you read the description? It has the original recipe that we adapted it from. Also, it's nice to have visuals on how big to cut the veggies etc. Buy Linda Frederick Yaffes book if you like...
  11. Backpacker Meal How-To: One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta

    We made an instructional video on how to prepare a hiking meal: One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta. We have some summer hiking trips coming up and we were thinking about making a video about each hiking meal...
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    Definitely would love to see her succeed. She...

    Definitely would love to see her succeed. She deserves hers accomplishments. I'll be wishing her the best
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    Can't use your inner wall in a shelter for mouse...

    Can't use your inner wall in a shelter for mouse protection and protection from the shelter floor, but this is only a reason for people hiking trails with shelters. I would consider tarp/bivy for the...
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    Yep you'll need some bug protection. Borah bivy...

    Yep you'll need some bug protection. Borah bivy or similar. I actually liked having a light bug bivy so I could use it to lay in a shelter and protect my sleeping bag from the shelter floor....
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    If you're going to do the fast fly setup...

    If you're going to do the fast fly setup exclusively you should just invest in an 8x10 silnlylon or silpoly tarp. They are cheap and weigh 11 oz. You'll get the same protection, it's lighter than...
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    Hi Coffee and saltysack Both of you did a flip...

    Hi Coffee and saltysack
    Both of you did a flip flop out of Reds Meadow. You had a really good post earlier detailing which trail heads you used from Reds Meadow/Devils Post Pile areas for permit...
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    Definitely an option. We were talking about...

    Definitely an option. We were talking about starting at Kennedy Meadows and just walking until we ran out of time
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    Good info. We were hoping you'd chime in since we...

    Good info. We were hoping you'd chime in since we knew you did the same thing. If we don't get the perfect Happy Isles permit we'll flip I think
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    Oh we already have about 10 alternate routes in...

    Oh we already have about 10 alternate routes in the works! We ARE hiking it this year and I'm not picky about how we do it or where we start. Flip flopping from Reds Meadow seems like a champ of a...
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    Denied..

    Denial #1...many more to come [emoji16][emoji16]
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    Hah we figured that out about 7 miles too late....

    Hah we figured that out about 7 miles too late. In 2016 we spent 2 full days in Leadville and it was like we'd been at 10k feet all our lives...being at 5k feet didn't help at all...
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    My GF and I started our thru hike in 2014. We...

    My GF and I started our thru hike in 2014. We spent 3 days in Denver thinking we would adjust to the elevation over the next few days. We quickly did the first 6 miles of the CT in about 1.5 hours....
  23. Offering another stove for the cost of shipping...

    Offering another stove for the cost of shipping ($5) if anyone wants to try one out. It'll come with stove, pot stand, heat shield, and windscreen. The whole set weighs less than 25 grams. These...
  24. Also...if you want to try one of my stoves then...

    Also...if you want to try one of my stoves then pay the shipping and I'll send you out a whole set (stove, pot stand, wind screen, hest reflector). I guarantee you'll see that it's harder to make...
  25. Excellent example! You get 8 square feet for...

    Excellent example! You get 8 square feet for $8...I need a strip that's 8 inches by 1 inch...the rest of the material is just laying around my garage doing nothing. Wasted junk in my garage...or I...
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