Comments for WildernessDave.com http://wildernessdave.com ...Life, Love and Adventure from an Arizona Hiker... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:26:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.11 Comment on Exped SynMat UL 7… by David Creech http://wildernessdave.com/review/exped-synmat-ul-7/#comment-492912 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:26:29 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?post_type=reviews&p=1487#comment-492912 Jon,

I like hammock camping. I was pretty comfortable in the hammock with the SynmatUL7. It’s a nice pad and doesn’t make the noise many insulated pads make. It’s also small and light enough to be used in the hammock without too much trouble. Only down side is that the hammock prefers a mummy shaped sleeping pad, and the Synmat is rectangular.

I usually hammock in temps where the lows don’t dip much below 50. I think the coldest night I had was around 42. It was warm enough, but could have been better with an underquilt.

One note (if you don’t have your hammock already), at your height make sure you get a large hammock. A doublenest or large hammock will give you enough room to sleep in the right position. I have a small UL hammock I take sometimes and it is too small for me at 5′-11″.

You’ll have to let me know how you like Hammock Camping!

D

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Comment on The Joy of Small Adventures by Dan http://wildernessdave.com/the-joy-of-small-adventures/#comment-492720 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:42:34 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2676#comment-492720 Hey Dave,

I stumbled across your blog while scouting out camping spots near Payson and was hoping you could point me in the right direction to find this area? I love discovering new camping / hiking spots ever since I was in boy scouts in St. Louis, Mo. Once I moved to Phoenix 8 years ago I was in awe at how diverse and beautiful the landscapes are out here.

I’ve bookmarked your page for future inspiration so please keep sharing your amazing photos!

Thanks,
Dan

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Comment on Exped SynMat UL 7… by Jon Cam http://wildernessdave.com/review/exped-synmat-ul-7/#comment-492506 Sat, 19 Mar 2016 00:07:48 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?post_type=reviews&p=1487#comment-492506 David, I am seriously considering buying a double layered hammock with a sleeve made for a pad. I will be using this exact same pad (While I save up for an under quilt if I like hammock camping). How comfortable were you in a hammock with Exped UL 7? What was the outside temperature range while sleeping in a hammock with your Exped? Did it keep you warm lenough on your backside? I have used my Exped for a few years in a tent and really have enjoyed it warmth and compressibility. I have the wide model and am very pleased. I am 6′ 2″ 160 lbs tall and lanky.

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Comment on Turning 40: As good as it gets… by Paul http://wildernessdave.com/turning-40-on-a-motorcycle-in-baja-california/#comment-487130 Sat, 16 Jan 2016 04:12:15 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=3204#comment-487130 Happy 40th man. Sorry I missed out on Lake Tahoe. Que te vayas muy bien.

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Comment on How my training diet ruined my life… by Rob http://wildernessdave.com/how-my-training-diet-ruined-my-life/#comment-486282 Sat, 09 Jan 2016 06:33:15 +0000 http://davecreech.com/blog/?p=349#comment-486282 Thanks for the reply. I had a prior attack that I got under control with a weeks supply of Colchicine but this one is lingering. My Doc also suggested getting on allopurinol as well. The bright side of this is not taking protein supplementation and not having to worry what heavy metal intake you may be subjecting yourself to.

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Comment on How my training diet ruined my life… by David Creech http://wildernessdave.com/how-my-training-diet-ruined-my-life/#comment-486239 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:54:47 +0000 http://davecreech.com/blog/?p=349#comment-486239 Rob,

I feel for you, it’s no fun. I had/have the cracking sensation in my knees too. Few things have helped that.

I am taking Allopurinol religiously now. which seems to be helping the ongoing issue. I also do NOT take any protein supplements at all. I finally found a doc who was willing to do lab tests every week to monitor my Uric Acid levels and see what was going on. I was consistently very high, even when eating a VERY clean diet and hydrating properly. Then my system would spike with the wrong kind of protein (i.e. protein supplements).

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Comment on How my training diet ruined my life… by Rob http://wildernessdave.com/how-my-training-diet-ruined-my-life/#comment-486214 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 06:33:05 +0000 http://davecreech.com/blog/?p=349#comment-486214 Thanks for this post Dave. Hope you still read this post. I found out the hard way that my body freaks out with a protein supplement that has a branch chain amino acid stack. I recently took a supplement that I didn’t know had it (in retrospect I should have spent time reading the whole tin) and the pain on my left toe and now both my knees acompanied with edema is not fun. When I had a previous attack a weeks dose of colcicine knocked it away but this attack has been hanging around for about 3 weeks and I’m on a steroid to alleviate the swelling. Joint swelling needs to be addressed immediately and I’m curious to know if you took any meds in addition to your diet change. The cracking sound in my knees when I attempt to squat concerns me so any help will be appreciated.

I’ve been working our for 20 plus yrs and missing my workouts is psychologically tormenting. Like you said you will be hard pressed to find a nutritionist or MD who understands diet related gout/arthritis

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Comment on Sampling the AZBDR and The Art of Being in the Moment by Armenian News http://wildernessdave.com/sampling-the-azbdr-and-the-art-of-being-in-the-moment/#comment-482672 Sat, 12 Dec 2015 16:23:11 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=3134#comment-482672 Awesome post.

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Comment on Turning 40: As good as it gets… by Derek (100 Peaks) http://wildernessdave.com/turning-40-on-a-motorcycle-in-baja-california/#comment-482037 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 06:33:29 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=3204#comment-482037 Dang, I had forgotten how much of a youngster you were. Thank you for taking me with you via this post. Happy 40th birthday.

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Comment on Turning 40: As good as it gets… by David Creech http://wildernessdave.com/turning-40-on-a-motorcycle-in-baja-california/#comment-481914 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 04:37:36 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=3204#comment-481914 Thanks Joe! Much appreciated.

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