[pct-l] New member

Jerry Nicholson jer166 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 19 15:12:08 CDT 2015

marmot marmot, good advise.  and i have a lot of town weight to get rid of...
 Semper Fi, Jerry Nicholson
      From: marmot marmot <marmotwestvanc at hotmail.com>
 To: Brick Robbins <brick at brickrobbins.com> 
Cc: Jerry Nicholson <jer166 at sbcglobal.net>; "pct-l at backcountry.net" <pct-l at backcountry.net> 
 Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:14 AM
 Subject: Re: [pct-l] New member
Remember that early in your hike it would be unusual to carry that much weight in food. Until you burn off town weight ---go light. Or you just end up providing other hikers with free food via the hiker boxes. 

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> On Aug 19, 2015, at 8:17 AM, Brick Robbins <brick at brickrobbins.com> wrote:
> 2015-08-18 23:46 GMT-07:00 Jerry Nicholson <jer166 at sbcglobal.net>:
>> My plan is to do a lot of walking with a pack and keep adding weight until I
>> get to my load capacity.
> You do want to be careful about your gear, so that your base weight
> (without food and water) is as low as you can get safely.I think that
> low teens is quite doable. There are people who get below 10, but I
> never have.
> Figuring 2lbs a day for food for a 5 day stretch, and a couple of
> liters of water, you won't often leave town after resupply with more
> than 30lbs.
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