Jared discusses the 4 key components (important links below) - - -
- Everything is in a spreadsheet - this is Jared's amazing template for you to download
- Best weather advice ever (Skurka)
- Snotel site
- Plot your route in CalTopo
- Follow your route using Gaia
- Best article on how to prolong battery life of your smart phone (Dixon)
- Rehearse in advance crux technical maneuvers and any new gear
- "Plan where you're going, and also plan where you might have to bail".
- "The InReach Mini is amazing"
- Trekking Poles are used for uphill power, downhill economy, erecting shelter, and stream crossings
- "My packraft packs down to the size of a one liter bottle"
- "The pack is key - it's where everything goes - gear must be organized and accessible in the front"
- "My new favorite gear is the Katadyn BeFree" (filter can be used on other bottles)
- "The longer I do this, the more it looks like everyday food"
- "I figure 300 cal/hour of moving time"
- "There's a lot of room for improvement just in strategy".
- "You can beat someone who is fitter with better tactics"
- "Us old guys like the thought of that." (BB)
Amazing content here!
I think this is the beauty of the FKT process, you have the creative freedom to get an edge over a competitor through logistics/planning/technique in a way unavailable in supported races. It becomes a test of body and mind in a whole new way.
Thanks for the talk Jared (and Buzz)!
Thanks for the great conversation, resources, and ideas on this episode! The template and caltopo/google earth hints have already made planning our next adventure more robust, collaborative, and easier.