Search:

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

Page 1 of 60 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    2
    Views
    123

    Hiking with 10 days food

    Planning 10 days on PCT, Section K, Rainy Pass to Stevens Pass, WA (no resupply at Stehekin). Our packs are dialed in at 20 lbs, but 10 x 2 lbs/day food doubles each of our pack weight. Over 26,000...
  2. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,562

    We were warned about that by a hostel owner, the...

    We were warned about that by a hostel owner, the late Jeff, who told us "Don't walk around after dark in the Smokies. There are things out there that will eat you". Sure got out attention...
  3. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,562

    Tripping and falling should top the list. ...

    Tripping and falling should top the list. Everyone does it if you hike enough. And I know people that left the trail because of injuries from tripping and falling.
  4. Replies
    8
    Views
    382

    Some just see it as fuel, and they eat carbs...

    Some just see it as fuel, and they eat carbs (=sugar), otherwise known as "energy". Common, but not so smart.

    Nutrition is different from that, and you need nutrition or you will eventually...
  5. Replies
    108
    Views
    14,154

    What the hell are you talking about? This makes...

    What the hell are you talking about? This makes no sense to me.
  6. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,371

    I've done the Wonderland trail and Section J and...

    I've done the Wonderland trail and Section J and I would vote for Section J! But it is a "Graduate Level" hike IMO. It gets pretty wild out there. Need good fitness and planning.
  7. Replies
    13
    Views
    610

    Sugar is not food, it has no nutrients; it's pure...

    Sugar is not food, it has no nutrients; it's pure energy (if that's what you need).
  8. Replies
    13
    Views
    610

    Mostly these recommendations are for energy foods...

    Mostly these recommendations are for energy foods rather than nutrition. But that's probably OK for a one-day event. This is similar to a trail ultramarathon; the fueling for those is often little...
  9. Replies
    38
    Views
    4,229

    Back in the 1970's breaking in shoes was...

    Back in the 1970's breaking in shoes was critical, or else you developed horrible blisters. But it's no longer an issue with today's synthetic shoes.
  10. Look into the protein leverage hypothesis. ...

    Look into the protein leverage hypothesis. People overeat because their food is poor quality and lacks nutrients. They keep eating until they achieve a threshold of protein. This is a mountain of...
  11. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,843

    Make your own "Moon Cheese" by melting...

    Make your own "Moon Cheese" by melting tablespoons of parmasean cheese in the oven. Sort of like crackers. Lasts a long time hiking.
  12. I agree, give it a pass and spend an extra day in...

    I agree, give it a pass and spend an extra day in Hot Springs.

    At SB, we checked out the little shack in which they were selling a poor selection of packaged food and candy, and noticed that they...
  13. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,843

    The sharpest cheese you can find. We used to use...

    The sharpest cheese you can find. We used to use Cracker Barrel, nice size/shape and available almost anywhere. Or get individually wrapped cheese, including string cheese.
  14. Interesting discussion, but you have to consider...

    Interesting discussion, but you have to consider that the calculations of fat lbs burned while eating sugar and carbs is unrealistic. The body's first reaction to simple carb ingestion is to turn...
  15. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,530

    Another interesting article on this subject: The...

    Another interesting article on this subject: The limits of human endurance: what is the greatest endurance performance of all time?
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18269203/?ncbi_mmode=std
  16. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,601

    Not so. There are a lot of deaths per year due...

    Not so. There are a lot of deaths per year due to supplement use. They may help, or do nothing, but they can also hurt or kill.

    Before going on supplements, it makes sense to get your...
  17. Replies
    7
    Views
    588

    Mt Si is probably the most popular hike in the...

    Mt Si is probably the most popular hike in the Seattle area. Switchback trail climbs 4000 ft to good view. Recommend avoiding during nice weekend days and holidays unless you like huge crowds and...
  18. Replies
    148
    Views
    7,869

    I prefer 1911's but also carry .357 at times...

    I prefer 1911's but also carry .357 at times (bear country). But it's a matter of the best gun is the one you have with you. If you are up against someone with a knife, you will probably win if you...
  19. Replies
    148
    Views
    7,869

    You don't need a 14 oz gun in these hiking...

    You don't need a 14 oz gun in these hiking situations, generally. You just need something that works. As a well trained, licensed CC myself, I would favor a small .22 magnum for the AT, like the...
  20. Replies
    148
    Views
    7,869

    Yes, that's been my experience, over 50 years...

    Yes, that's been my experience, over 50 years hiking the AT... Bad encounters (including a wacko with a machete) were ALL in shelters, none stealth camping which is always peaceful and private if...
  21. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,763

    OK, Einstein, eat 100 calories of sugar and 100...

    OK, Einstein, eat 100 calories of sugar and 100 calories of steak and tell me that they are equal in terms of how your body uses them. Calories are not equal in terms of how the body operates, is...
  22. Replies
    42
    Views
    2,300

    Things like Nutella and dry bananas are more than...

    Things like Nutella and dry bananas are more than half sugar. How about some nutrition, and not rotting our teeth?

    Non-sugar ideas: Cheese (individually wrapped string cheese), hard boiled eggs,...
  23. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,763

    No, it's true. Any long distance athlete is...

    No, it's true. Any long distance athlete is somewhat fat adapted. You are not entirely burning dietary calories, you are burning your tummy.

    At least you better be if you want to be successful...
  24. Thread: Lighten up

    by RockDoc
    Replies
    32
    Views
    1,626

    Your post is funny because it is spot on.... ...

    Your post is funny because it is spot on....

    But losing body weight is the smartest way to lighten your kit.
  25. I've met more than one demure small woman who was...

    I've met more than one demure small woman who was packin' on the AT... BTW, not just big bustlin ex millitary and LEO's.
Results 1 to 25 of 1492
Page 1 of 60 1 2 3 4