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  1. In the beginning money was tight and I had plenty...

    In the beginning money was tight and I had plenty of other obligations so I bought things that could serve me solo and that would also work when my wife came along. A two person tent that weighed 6...
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    Yes, you would think so. fooled me too.

    Yes, you would think so. fooled me too.
  3. Wow, freaking awesome. Thanks for posting this. I...

    Wow, freaking awesome. Thanks for posting this. I did scales with one pole resting and knocked off 3 pounds, with two poles resting knocked off 8 pounds and with normal pressure on two poles like I...
  4. I use the straps too. My first pair of Lekis had...

    I use the straps too. My first pair of Lekis had cork grips without finger indentations. Comfortable but sweaty hands tend to migrate downward without finger indentations so i would catch myself...
  5. Good enough for me......I got my first pair of...

    Good enough for me......I got my first pair of Leki back in 2006. After 5,000 plus miles I'm still using poles, even on that trip where I hiked an abandoned railroad bed for days and days. I admit...
  6. Thread: Pack Weight

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    If I did 35% of my body weight my pack would...

    If I did 35% of my body weight my pack would weigh 64 pounds :rolleyes:
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    When the water starts moving and beading a little...

    When the water starts moving and beading a little on the bottom of the pot is about 195, when it starts surging to the top thats a soft boil at about 205 and when it starts rolling vigorously to...
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    Definitely, if you add up the time at home...

    Definitely, if you add up the time at home cooking the meal and dehydrating it and packaging it then yes, instead of a few seconds in camp your real food prep time could more accurately be counted...
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    We all have our preferences for water temperature...

    We all have our preferences for water temperature and I agree that medium hot water is inadequate for full flavor in coffee or tea. Recommended tap water temperature is usually 120 and you cannot...
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    Dry at home with Excalibur, heat water on trail...

    Dry at home with Excalibur, heat water on trail with Jetboil. Freezer bag cooking.
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    not everything is about you.....i was responding...

    not everything is about you.....i was responding to the thread. sorry to confuse you.
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    One way I save fuel is don't bring the water all...

    One way I save fuel is don't bring the water all the way to a boil. 175 to195 is plenty hot enough for rehydrating food and making coffee. Only good reason to boil water is to sterilize it if you...
  13. When does AT visitor level become unsustainable?

    There has been an unprecedented growth in users of the AT over the past 10 years. The trend shows every indication that user-ship will at least remain constant and it will probably even accelerate....
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