41313Re: A Little Humor On Trekking Poles And Going Light!
- Apr 26, 2014And to clarify, I am a old school heavyweight backpack who has slowly transitioned to lighter weights, don't qualify as UL yet, because of its many merits. I went from a novice backpacker in '99 thru-hiking the AT with 68 pounds for 7 days of food to a about 35 pounds now for the equivalent in the desert, which includes 5 quarts of water most of the time. I have been converted, it just took a while.Also to clarify, someone read my analogy of herd immunity and bear canisters as "herd mentality". I can see how "herd mentality" could convey a pejorative attitude and have no desire to convey that idea. I am a biologist by training so the idea of people choosing not to carry bear canisters reminded me of how herd immunity protects individuals who choose not to vaccinate but is a precarious balancing act.Sorry again to the community here for how my comment caused an issue today (I would have corrected myself sooner but was driving home for 12 hours). I am especially sorry to John for misreading your comment which led others to do the same. And to "rnperky" for sidetracking your thread. I actually appreciated the original post and its humor. I have read her blog several times now.Hope I can be clearer and more productive in the future.
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