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Charles Grier (Rincon) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Desert Southwest
About Me Mountaineer and backpacker since 1946 mainly in the western US but with excursions to Antarctica, Alaska, western Canada, North Africa and Japan. Hiked the John Muir Trail solo and unsupported in 1954; this was the start of my lightweight endeavors which have proceeded erratically ever since.
StateSE Arizona
My PDF Gear ListThree season gear for western mountains.

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All Forum Posts by Charles Grier

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Glad and Ziplock snap-top containers.
"Where can you find three cup containers that can withstand boiling water, preferably round and with a leak proof lid?" I get them at Safeway or Fry's (one of the Kroeger stores). ...

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 02, 4:14pm

Which makes better sense for solo?
Dianne, I would recommend using a Ziplock three cup snap-top refrigerator storage container for rehydrating your meals. Glad makes one just like it BTW and both handle boiling water with no proble...

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 02, 10:11am

Certainty
Voltaire “Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.”

In Chaff » Retrospectively amusing list
August 01, 4:17pm

Kalais
I'll second Ivo K's recommendation of the EH Kalais. I've been using packs for nearly 70 years and would place the Kalais at the top of the list for loads up to 35 pounds. I used my K...

In GEAR » Pack for when GG Gorilla overburdened?
August 01, 11:30am

High Sierra hiking, can't decide on a darn rain jacket
I have used either a silnylon poncho with an added waist cord or a Dri-Ducks rain jacket for summer in the Sierra for years and have been quite happy with both. The only change I've considered...

In GEAR » High Sierra hiking, can't decide on a darn rain jacket
July 28, 8:37pm

Trump disses McCain in Iowa
Michael, My issue with Trump has nothing to do with McCain's heroism or lack thereof. What I take issue with is Trump, who hid behind a variety of deferments and has no experience with the mi...

In Chaff » Trump disses McCain in Iowa
July 20, 5:53am

Trump disses McCain in Iowa
The following is an excerpt from a Washington Post article about Trump's commentary on McCain. Trump, by the way, managed to escape military service in Viet Nam by using student deferments and...

In Chaff » Trump disses McCain in Iowa
July 18, 12:44pm

Do you pack a pillow?
No, I use a sleeping bag stuff sack as a pillow. I fill it with whatever clothes m not wearing and then use my trail shoes to make adjustments in the "pillow" height. It works OK mostly...

In GEAR » Do you pack a pillow?
June 25, 12:11pm

Co-op (REI) numbers.
72XX: I joined in 1954 when the Co-op occupied a space the size of a two car garage above the Green Apple Pie restaurant on Pike St. Several of my climbing buddies had 3-digit numbers.

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 11, 6:32am

FS: Custom made lightweight pack
I have a 35" waist and there is about 6" of loose belt remaining when belt is snapped but not pulled tight. The pad pocket is 24" deep, 12" wide and about 1-1/2" fore and ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Custom made lightweight pack
April 14, 5:56am

All Reader Reviews by Charles Grier

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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars Design: Semi-free-standing Sleeps: 1 Ease of Setup: Moderately easy Weight: 2 lb, 3 oz Price Paid: $240 I bought the Big Agnes Fly Creek to replace a Tarptent Contra...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 12, 7:32pm