Hiking: They’re seeing the light | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Practical reasons for lightening your back packing load. Resposting article on Guthook, AKA Ryan Linn, which appeared in Sunday’s Maine Sunday Telegram.


Hiking: They’re seeing the light | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram. <<—click


About tjamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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8 Responses to Hiking: They’re seeing the light | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

  1. 3 Cats says:

    Reminds me of the saying that the weight of your pack is directly proportional to your fear. At the extreme, however, substitute “stupidity” for “fear”. I’m all for going as light as possible, but for a thru-hike you need to balance weight and overall comfort. The value of a good night’s sleep on a comfortable sleeping pad can’t be overstated! On my AT thru-hike I initially carried an ULA ultralight pack, but its lack of suspension eventually began to cause back pain. A fellow-hiker with the same pack developed a fracture in one of her vertebrae. Common sense rules. Thanks for the post, UT!

    3 Cats

    • tjamrog says:

      I like the ULA Catslyst, but once it hits 30 Pounds I suffer. I am now packing with a really comfortable Arc’tertx that weighs 4 pounds. I am not an ultralight hiker but would like to be.

      • 3 Cats says:

        We should get together soon – I’ll sign up for the cookstove class in Oct and maybe we can compare notes on equipment for our respective hikes next summer!

      • tjamrog says:

        where are you planning to hike? UT

        “It doesn’t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps”. -Source unknown

      • 3 Cats says:

        The PCT. It’s been a goal since I first read about the trail in National Geo when I was a kid.

      • tjamrog says:

        Wow, Great. A truly epic adventure. I’d be glad to get together with you and cut to the quick. Tom ” It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness: poverty and wealth have both failed.” Kim Hubbard

  2. Guillermo says:

    With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues
    of plagorism or copyright infringement? My site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either
    authored myself or outsourced but it looks
    like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization.
    Do you know any methods to help stop content from being stolen?
    I’d truly appreciate it.

    • tjamrog says:

      I have had some problems with plagiarism,but it us never worth the $$$ to go after them. I used to get really worked up about it. I try and give credit to all my sources.

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