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Have to start somewhere.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
7
accepted Week long trek, how far each day? pace?
Jul
28
comment Week long trek, how far each day? pace?
This is encouraging, as if I pushed myself, 30-50 would be easy. But as it is more a self-adventure and some sight-seeing along the way, and it is a test-trek beyond the little (but daring) hikes and camps I've done, scaling that down to see if I get through it fine seems the thing I will do.
Jul
28
awarded  Supporter
Jul
28
comment Week long trek, how far each day? pace?
for pt. 1, I tend to find hiking staffs and enjoy that. I tend to abuse, lose or break any of my hiking poles :) Terrain is valley with footbridges across the river, if it were many ascents, especially over poor terrain i'd be going 1-2km/hr at points and would have to triple my time. Camping is back-country on an expedition (Hennessey) hammock and it's on crown land/provincial parks so anywhere is good. I do like to see you mention the "week long hike isn't a day hike 7x" - glad I am clever enough to think of more rest time every second day or so.
Jul
28
comment Week long trek, how far each day? pace?
@BenCrowell, you're right, I don't need to set up a storm shelter and 20lbs will make more sense with everything I need (exped. hammock, first aid, backup food/clothing, tarp, ...) and food can be a pile'o rice mixed in with spices and natural flora.
Jul
28
comment Week long trek, how far each day? pace?
@nivag, with 10-20lb pack before, be it a masochistic traverse to somewhere interesting or someone's house, but usually without break. I've done 20km going to a backcountry camp spot and back, usually up vast altitudes, but not just linear and level like this valley trek I wish to do.
Jul
28
asked Week long trek, how far each day? pace?
Feb
19
comment Minimal northwest mountain camping with emerg. bivvy and tarp?
After doing this hike in December, I learned the tarp was just the best option for me. I could wrap it around to trap some of the heat I lost from breath, and it was noticeably warmer than a larger tent in similar circumstances with 'too much' breathability.
Feb
19
accepted Minimal northwest mountain camping with emerg. bivvy and tarp?
Feb
19
awarded  Informed
Oct
31
awarded  Scholar
Oct
31
comment Minimal northwest mountain camping with emerg. bivvy and tarp?
Makes sense, I mean with my layers and a metalised whichever I am sure to keep the heat from radiating - just conduction I have to worry about, and the ground is the main enemy. I'll try some time soon and see how it all works.
Oct
29
awarded  Student
Oct
26
asked Minimal northwest mountain camping with emerg. bivvy and tarp?