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  1. Had both of them, 2017 Aether & 2016 Volt, and I...

    Had both of them, 2017 Aether & 2016 Volt, and I liked neither. If you have to pick one out of the two, you need to consider three factors: weight hot or cold weather, daily distance. If weight is...
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    A hundred years from now almost no one will be...

    A hundred years from now almost no one will be interested in thru-hiking that AT.

    The rising sea level has largely taken all coastal cities. Thanks to global famine brought by the climate change...
  3. You want to make sure its face fabric is...

    You want to make sure its face fabric is polyester not nylon. Because nylon is too hot for summer.
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    Bone density is the key and the amount of calcium...

    Bone density is the key and the amount of calcium intake has nothing to do with it. As one gets older, it becomes more important. If you keep yours, while the other doesn't, you will definitely be...
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    Body Weight a Year After Your Thru-hike

    Please share your body weight the before, end and one year after your Thru-hike.

    For me (5'7"),
    Before: 130
    End: 127
    One Year After: 135
  6. Start: 5'7" 130 Finish: 5'7" 127

    Start: 5'7" 130
    Finish: 5'7" 127
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    More than $14,000 a pop is what the hospital...

    More than $14,000 a pop is what the hospital charged the patient, according to the article.
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    Google search reveals that "[a] single vial of...

    Google search reveals that "[a] single vial of antivenom that would cost more than $14,000 in the United States". The poor guy had 26 antivernom, and that means 26 x $14K = $364K for antivenom alone....
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    You can leave your car at Newfound Gap parking...

    You can leave your car at Newfound Gap parking lot, and then shuttle to either end point. You can leave some resupplies in your car for easy access. By the time you finish your hike, you can shuttle...
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    Mt. Mitchell in NC

    Mt. Mitchell in NC
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    I've got brand new never used 2017 version of WM...

    I've got brand new never used 2017 version of WM Ultralight 6' Left Zip with 2-oz down overfill. If interested, please let me know.
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    It was well documented in academic journals by...

    It was well documented in academic journals by the western anthropologists that went to study primitive tribes in Asia, Africa and Australia before 1980s.
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    It's well documented that young animals have...

    It's well documented that young animals have long-term memories of very stressful events, such as loss of mother to hunters. And they can revenge years later.
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    To mount one can of bear spray on your bicycle is...

    To mount one can of bear spray on your bicycle is all the precautions you ever need.
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    In some parts of the world, people only drink...

    In some parts of the world, people only drink warm/hot broiled water. Warm/hot water, actually, has more benefit to your body. If you do long distance thru-hike, you will soon learn to let go all the...
  16. Sadly, most people don't know exactly what they...

    Sadly, most people don't know exactly what they want in their life time. What they need to want is what is spoon fed to them 7 days a week nonstop since birth. They are told to pursue happiness,...
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    Yeah. No exceptions. This two guys hiked...

    Yeah. No exceptions.

    This two guys hiked across the North pole in summer (the toughest time of year to do it). And they didn't even bring any rifles. They had many encounters with polar bears and...
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    The above story of Mike Teehan, Retired from the...

    The above story of Mike Teehan, Retired from the USPS, Honolu, HI.

    Here is his before & after:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180521/0afe32744d3b5693a050431e992f377a.jpg
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    I highly recommend Dr. John McDougall's book -...

    I highly recommend Dr. John McDougall's book - the Starch Solution.

    Let me quote one of the stories in the book:

    My whole life has been centered around food. When things with my alcoholic...
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    There are 7.4 billion human animals on this tiny...

    There are 7.4 billion human animals on this tiny rock and their population is projected to be over 10 billion in a few more decades. All wild animals including all large ocean fishes are destined to...
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    The problem with mountain biking is that you move...

    The problem with mountain biking is that you move at fast speed. When you are trespassing/violating a big cat's or a grizzly's territory, you have become an intruder, and you will be treated as such....
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    I was wondering what type of food they serve at...

    I was wondering what type of food they serve at the hotels you stayed I. Sweden and Norway. I assume the Residence Inn just serve the SAD (Standard American Diet).
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    In general cabbage is a good and safe vegetable....

    In general cabbage is a good and safe vegetable. However, it doesn't work for people with certain madical conditions. Look it up on WebMD.
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    Andrew Skurka has some thoughts on the topic. ...

    Andrew Skurka has some thoughts on the topic.

    https://andrewskurka.com/2015/backpacking-clothing-rain-jacket-rain-pants/
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    Also you can read Dr. McDougall's book: The...

    Also you can read Dr. McDougall's book: The Starch Solution.
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