John Zahorian

Discussion in 'Blog Roll' started by theoctagon, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    More grist to the 'what will the Palanťe shelter be' mill, open 'A' frame at 7oz in his gear list
  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I'm guessing it's a ridiculously small flat tarp in .51 cuben?
  4. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    There was a very brief glimpse of the shelters in one of Neemors vids, one a bit hexamid like, no beak/door & with draped netting, the other looked a bit like a slim a-frame style tarp, again with draped netting


    et voila

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  5. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Not that different to the gear lists some of you chaps have; interesting.
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  6. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Its a long time since I was comfortable on a thin foam pad let alone going without. I see he's another of the UL hikers going for a torch rather than headlight, given I'm allergic to night hiking I think I'll stick with my e-lite. :)
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  7. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

  8. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    A torch is fine, as long as you wear a hat... but as I don't play baseball (or drive a truck for that matter)....
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  9. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    During thru-hiking season here it gets dark so late that actually hiking in the dark is the exception. I know folks who get by with just their phone. You guys up there don’t need them at all in summer when you have that odd nice night.
  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I miss the 18+ hours of daylight, makes doing lots of miles relaxing
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  11. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    For walking at night a torch held low gives better definition than a headtorch. If I'm doing dark night micronav I'll always have a bright handheld spot for occasional use and a less bright headlamp, I find it more useful on rough ground.

    But for most purposes a headtorch is more practical. Especially in camp. A piece of shockcord on a microlight is minimal weight.
    Or a Petzl E-lite ( neither great for off trail walking though...)
  12. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Not using poles gives you free hands.
  13. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    I don't use my poles to cook or when in the tent ;)
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  14. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Me either, strange.

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