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[pct-l] re: ultralite
- Subject: [pct-l] re: ultralite
- From: Michael Henderson <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 07 Mar 1999 20:21:20 -0800
tom reynolds wrote:
>>> To me a Jardinite sacrafices comfort and risks injury to hike more
miles a day to get to a destination. <<<
yes, but you can still go lightweight, and go slow! (ish)
we'll be thruhiking this year with light packs, under 20lbs each w/o food &
water, but that will still include a tent, an ultrlight 3/4 thermarest and
a thermalounger chair kit. we'll still have fleece, camp clothes,
windpants, jackets, gloves etc. so we'll be comfortable and fairly well
and we're taking 6 months. not usually possible on a standard thruhike,
but with our weird flip flop it gives us time.
i like to hike lightweight for comfort, not speed. i'm willing to
sacrifice some camp comforts, but found that i don't have to. i like to
walk quickly, but that just gives me time to enjoy lunch for a couple hours
rather than a couple minutes, or take longer breaks at nice views. and it
does help if i have to make the post office before it closes!
so not all ultralighters are in it for simply reaching the destination in a
ke kaahawe, AT92 TYT94 PCT99!
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