WhiteBlaze Pages
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$10 for printed copy(paperback). $6 for interactive PDF. $2 for printable PDF.
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store

Search:

Type: Posts; User: Colter; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 45 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 2.88 seconds.

  1. Hi Patman, I did that "Alone Across Alaska" trip...

    Hi Patman, I did that "Alone Across Alaska" trip in my signature, but haven't appeared on the series Alone. I've heard it's good?
  2. "Is it possible the bears are visually...

    "Is it possible the bears are visually associating hanging bags from trees as a food source and not necessarily depending on smell?" I have no doubt that is happening sometimes.

    "I've seen the...
  3. I fully agree that a good diet is important, but...

    I fully agree that a good diet is important, but Jim Fixx's father had his first heart attack at 35 and died of a heart attack at 43, plus Jim himself smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day for years...
  4. Replies
    106
    Views
    13,114

    I agree. The data says both are important. ...

    I agree. The data says both are important.



    In comparing the sickness rate of the two groups, we are comparing 9.8% of the sometimes treaters to 5.8% of always treaters. The ratio would be...
  5. Replies
    106
    Views
    13,114

    Pathogens are ubiquitous

    It is highly doubtful that anyone is "immune" to giardia, as there are several strains.

    It is certain that no one is immune to ALL the pathogens found in surface water in the backcountry: which...
  6. Replies
    52
    Views
    10,574

    It looks like he spent about three months on...

    It looks like he spent about three months on trail before he was injured near Harper's Ferry. At that point it turned into a relay hike.
  7. Sounds like it was a wonderful hike Mags....

    Sounds like it was a wonderful hike Mags. Congratulations on living the dream.
  8. Replies
    36
    Views
    6,992

    I can't think of any multi-week hiking/camping...

    I can't think of any multi-week hiking/camping scenarios I've been in where a space blanket would have been better than a lightweight shelter and sleeping bag or quilt. Usually it would be a very bad...
  9. Thread: Itís Done!!!

    by Colter
    Replies
    48
    Views
    6,752

    Well done. It must feel pretty sweet.

    Well done. It must feel pretty sweet.
  10. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,513

    That's a $600 bag. A bargain for the right person.

    That's a $600 bag. A bargain for the right person.
  11. Well that's a serious bummer.

    Well that's a serious bummer.
  12. Looks like he's lost a lot of weight! I've...

    Looks like he's lost a lot of weight!

    I've got a slow connection so it's tough to watch all his videos. Can someone tell me how many miles he's done, where he is now, what he did after Kennedy...
  13. Thread: Trail Completed

    by Colter
    Replies
    33
    Views
    4,337

    Well done Road runner. Nothing like accomplishing...

    Well done Road runner. Nothing like accomplishing something big under your own terms.
  14. Thread: Aloksak Bags

    by Colter
    Replies
    6
    Views
    1,730

    Short answer is no, they are not. I bought some...

    Short answer is no, they are not. I bought some that leaked badly on the first usage. Backpackinglight did a study of odor proof bags. Although the manufacturers thought their bags were odor proof,...
  15. Replies
    21
    Views
    3,503

    If it were me I'd probably just use the Sawyer...

    If it were me I'd probably just use the Sawyer squeeze as a gravity system with Aquamira as a backup.

    If you had a big water container you could treat the whole thing at once with Aquamira,...
  16. Replies
    43
    Views
    11,388

    Very cool. I think it's wise to reach the Canada...

    Very cool. I think it's wise to reach the Canada Border before October.
  17. Replies
    25
    Views
    4,069

    I like the inReach because of the two way...

    I like the inReach because of the two way capabilities, too, not only for the ability to clarify an emergency situation, but for more mundane issues as well, such as changing a pickup time or place....
  18. Replies
    19
    Views
    2,052

    Well done, One Arm!

    Well done, One Arm!
  19. Replies
    307
    Views
    65,971

    Well said tdoczi. This was clearly a tragedy, but...

    Well said tdoczi. This was clearly a tragedy, but our perceptions of the level of violence do not match the reality. I think the internet is partly to blame. Bad news spreads faster than good.
  20. Replies
    120
    Views
    31,857

    But risk mitigation should be proportional. ...

    But risk mitigation should be proportional.

    Car crashes kill about 35,000 people a year.
    Heart disease and cancer, EACH over 600,000 a year.
    There are over 300,000 house fires.
    Everybody gets...
  21. All things being equal, heavier hikers "stick to...

    All things being equal, heavier hikers "stick to the bottom" better than lighter hikers. It can make a dramatic difference. That said, experience and balance and good judgment, where and when and how...
  22. Replies
    76
    Views
    18,920

    I cook and eat out of my pot or bowl. That way...

    I cook and eat out of my pot or bowl.

    That way I don't have to throw away all those bags.

    It's way nicer eating out of a pot or bowl than a bag.

    I hate doing dishes, and I don't do dishes. I...
  23. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,976

    There's been some good replies so far but two...

    There's been some good replies so far but two things I would add:

    Most experienced thru-hikers try to limit the number of resupply boxes they send themselves. Food resupply is available along most...
  24. Thread: Tarps vs bugs

    by Colter
    Replies
    81
    Views
    11,240

    In my opinion, when the bugs or gnats or other...

    In my opinion, when the bugs or gnats or other flying biters are out, a tarptent is hard to beat. I like to know that when I zip up the door and kill that last insect that's inside my tarptent that I...
  25. Replies
    52
    Views
    10,574

    There's a link to his Spot here ...

    There's a link to his Spot here Dogwood. I think he started February 5 and has just passed Overmountain Shelter. One of the articles said he was planning on getting in shape on the trail. Probably...
Results 1 to 25 of 1124
Page 1 of 45 1 2 3 4