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Re: Bearikade Question

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  • mvkazit
    Create a paper model box (the have sizes on site) and try it ;)
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 29, 2009
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      Create a paper model box (the have sizes on site) and try it ;)

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Bankhead" <wandering_bob@...> wrote:
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      > John's theory is correct. Respectfully, let me point out the following:
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      > A similar theory says that because I've actually done successive 28 mile days in the past, I should be able to cruise through the Sierra at that pace. Reality however is something else entirely, given the differences in topography between the Sierra and the locales where I did my earlier 28 mile days. So goes the discussion of how much "stuff" will fit into a fixed spatial volume.
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      > My "stuff" and your "stuff" may weigh exactly the same but take up significantly dissimilar volumes (5 pounds of lead vs. 5 pounds of iron). See John's comments regarding freeze-dried meals.
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      > Similarly, the shape and/or of the "stuff" significantly affects the ability to pack it into a fixed cylindrical container. See John's comment about "no voids". I could fill a canister with Hammer Perpetium powder with almost no void space, but the same canister filled with tennis balls would have lots of voids (aka unused space). It all hinges on WHAT constitutes our respective "stuffs".
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      > An important factor to remember is that the current day's food and snacks does not have to be in the canister as long as it's always on your person. For most of us, that means "in your pack under your control - no walking away from your pack to take a swim". Therefore, you can deduct one day's food from the "stuff" you're trying to jam into the can.
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