Isaac Stokes is a neighbor of Marni and Josh. He also writes an outdoor column for the Boulder Weekly. Out of the conversations we had over shared beers, Issac thought an article about my more "down to earth" approach to lightweight backpacking would be interesting. So one day we sat down and talked about gear, trails and hiking. Except this time Isaac had a pen and paper.
I strongly feel that you should devote a post to the “Mags Factor ” — how is it calculated, what scores high, and how can you max out your Mags Factor. My favorite approach is to get someone else to carry tons of food, and then eat theirs when they don’t want to carry it out — then your Mags Factor is infinite!