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Re: [pct-l] My kind of backpacking
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] My kind of backpacking
- From: Bighummel@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 18:19:45 EDT
The C4 method of backpacking has survived admirably despite the ravings of a
mad, lunatic, engineer. C4, of course, is the Clinton C. Clarke Crush method
that Carl Siechert refers to.
After all when you get right down to it, isn't backpacking just a
hormonal-testosterone test of maximum manhood? Following this, the test
isn't just how many miles that you can average per day, but how much weight
you can carry multiplied by the number of miles that you can average in a
day. Then using the C4 method, you would carry 65 lbs. and average 20 miles
per day equaling a 1300 Macho Factor (MF). Comparing this to the Ray Way
(RW) method, carrying 25 lbs and averaging 30 miles per day you only come up
with a MF of 750! Does the word wimp come to mind?
Grunt, grunt. This is no light weight contest for the faint of heart! This
is a . . . (ramble, ramble, ramble) . . . hold out, don't give in to the
wicked engineer-driven sheep . . . (ramble, ramble) . . .
(Aha! Too much time behind the desk does lead to ravings of a mad, lunatic
Greg "Strider" Hummel
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