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    [–] Advice - beach front vacation rental investment Middleagedaccountant 3 points ago in personalfinance

    I have a lovely place in North Carolina, as long as you're willing to take possession before midnight.

    [–] Permits question for Horseshoe Meadows to Mt Whitney and back Middleagedaccountant 2 points ago in Ultralight

    Not sure if you're doing Cottonwood Pass or Cottonwood Lakes, but the campsite at the end of Soldier Lake is one of the nicest I've ever seen.

    [–] Hikers and campers over 6'3" (190cm) - what tent do you use or recommend? Middleagedaccountant 2 points ago in Ultralight

    I’m 6’3” and I just fit lying down in my BA Flycreek HV UL2. Not great for sitting up, though.

    [–] What do movies NEVER get right? Middleagedaccountant 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Red Wine. It looks so watery under bright set lighting.

    [–] This Countryside view. Middleagedaccountant 11 points ago in BeAmazed

    Hi back! [they seem friendly]

    [–] Suggestions for a 4-5 day hike in Canada Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in WildernessBackpacking

    I highly recoomend La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney. When the fires are out, of course. It is a very excellent trail. We did it in 4 days/3 nights, but it can certainly be stretched.

    Also, try here: https://www.explore-mag.com/35_of_Canadas_Longest_Hiking_Trails

    [–] Logistics of Re-Supply When Attempting as a Walk-On Middleagedaccountant 2 points ago in JMT

    I’m Canadian and mailing boxes was not an easy option. I resupplied in Bishop (via Kearsarge) and in Mammoth on my NOBO this year. Both towns have ample supplies. It worked out fine, and in hindsight I think it’s a better option than boxes. What I wanted to eat changed over time on the trail, and I wouldn’t have known that at the beginning.

    [–] Need a gear shakedown! Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in JMT

    Do you really need a fleece and a down jacket (and its sack)? Also, you could bring less toothpaste and just use a drop. Same for sunscreen since you have sun protection via clothes.
    I’d also lose the umbrella. I brought a battery half that size and had more than enough power.

    [–] After many many failures, I finally won a permit to The Wave (Arizona) [4016 × 4684] [OC] Middleagedaccountant 24 points ago in EarthPorn

    You may be interested to know that one of the three, Alexey Lyakh, continuing such antics, fell off a waterfall in Squamish recently, and is now quite dead.

    [–] To solar panel or not to solar panel, my ultimate rabbit hole question. Help! Middleagedaccountant 2 points ago in JMT

    I did a NOBO starting early June and took a 10,000 Anker. I used Guthooks during the day, listened to music for hours each day, podcasts at night, and used my phone for pictures and video, and sometimes as a flashlight. I brought an iPod nano and an iPhone 6. I never came close to draining the Anker battery, and I started in Cottonwood Lakes and only resupplied twice (Kearsarge and Red's Meadows). I think it was half full both times I hit town. I would have had no need for a solar panel.

    [–] How many miles out of a pair of Altras? Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in Ultralight

    No, it wasn’t annoying and I really only noticed it after.
    Here’s my shoe:
    https://m.imgur.com/a/DMyHD5E

    [–] How many miles out of a pair of Altras? Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in Ultralight

    My nearly new 3.5 Loan Peaks got heel collapse on my June JMT this year. No regrets though. I had zero foot problems, and that’s worth every penny.

    [–] Backpacking Stove/cookware for 3-4 day hike Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in backpacking

    I have an MSR Windburner and a Pocket Rocket 2 and prefer the Windburner. It's more efficient than the open-flame Pocket Rocket, and I get about 8 days out of the small fuel can (breakfast and dinner for one). And for freeze dried food, I think making it directly in the Windburner is better than using the foil package. Less mess, and the insulated pot stays warm.

    The Windburner is a heavier set-up than the Pocket Rocket with a titanium pot, but not by much if you add a windscreen and a cup.

    But it's really only a water boiler. It doesn't simmer well. So it depends what you're cooking.

    [–] Thinking of converting my quilt into a sleeping bag Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in Ultralight

    I tried with a variety of clothing, but mostly merino base layer. On a couple nights I wore my puffy. And always a hat. And I always ate a big meal about an hour before bed. And I was in a FlyCreek with the fly zipped.

    I wasn’t over cold so much as awakened by drafts. I think after walking long days, I toss more as my legs rest up. I was definitely generating lots of heat.

    Maybe you’re right and I should just sell the EE quilt rather than butcher it.

    [–] Thinking of converting my quilt into a sleeping bag Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in Ultralight

    Thanks! I do think the EE quilt would be fine in warm conditions. If the width doesn’t work, I could also just sell it and get a proper light mummy.

    [–] Glen pass and Rae Lakes Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in PacificCrestTrail

    Try following Saunter Beyond and lifeoft on YouTube. They should be there about now. I'm heading into Horseshoe Meadows on Saturday, and I am using their vlogs to gauge the conditions.

    [–] VVR for re-supply Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in PacificCrestTrail

    I’m glad you’re telling me all this!

    [–] VVR for re-supply Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in PacificCrestTrail

    Woo-hoo! I’ll make up for it on my second, third, and fourth.

    [–] VVR for re-supply Middleagedaccountant 1 points ago in PacificCrestTrail

    Will do! Lots of oatmeal, I hear. I wonder if MTR will have their hiker boxes out. They aren’t expected to open until a week after I pass by.