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Glenn Roberts (garkjr) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwestern Ohio
About Me Backpack mostly in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana (yes, there is backpacking here!), with occasional trips to Isle Royale NP and Shenandoah NP. Have backed off a half-step from true ultralight to "verylight." Husband, father, and Grandpa by good fortune; CPA by profession; also enjoy golf and chess.

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All Forum Posts by Glenn Roberts

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Exos v. VT
I recently replaced the Vapor Trail pack I'd been using for about 5 years with an Exos 58, with an "it's not you, it's me" rationale. The last year or so, I'd been noti...

In GEAR » Exos vs Vapor Trail
April 21, 3:07pm

re: Kids
I hope you never had this happen, but I've got to know: It's all well and good that the parents signed a paper promising to come get their kid if he becomes unmanageable. But, what was y...

In Philmont » Kid and Dad are a handful
November 28, 7:19pm

Just say no
How is dad going to "be responsible for him" if he's not there? (Or are you stuck with dad, too?) I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice. Quite honestly, with 20/20 h...

In Philmont » Kid and Dad are a handful
November 27, 9:59pm

Gear Review Ratings
I apologize if this topic has been brought up before - in fact, moderators, if it's already been beaten to death before, feel free to delete this post. It seems like we should have a weighti...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Gear Review Ratings
August 21, 12:11pm

re: NeoAir as frame
That's what I was afraid of. Guess I'll stick with my Prolite pad. (The additional weight of a frame pack would more than offset the weight saved by the NeoAir pad.)

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
August 17, 7:53pm

NeoAir pads as pack frame?
Any feel for how these pads (either uninflated or partially inflated for stiffness) will work as "framesheets" in a frameless pack?

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
August 17, 1:59pm

A new kind of backpack
Very interesting concept. You indicate it interferes a little with using your poles; you also infer it's not well balanced, side-to-side, since it's all on one side (but you change shoulder...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new kind of 4 oz backpack?
March 31, 10:38am

Isle Royale
As I recall from a couple of trips, mid or late August is a great time to go: warm days, cool nights, virtually no bugs, and the crowds are tapering off. Of course, where you're planning to go,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Isle Royale
March 18, 10:19am

Re: Mammoth Cave
Great report, Shawn - it got me to seriously wondering why I haven't been there in 2 years. (Probably because the Red River Gorge is closer, but that's no excuse.) May have to correct that ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mammoth Cave NP, March '08
March 05, 5:11am

Re: Gear shops in the northeast
When my son lived in Massachusetts, I used to visit the Arcadian Shop (Acadian Shop? I can't remember the spelling.) It's located just outside Pittsfield, Massachusetts, along the main conn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Quality Gear stores in the North East
February 24, 4:57am

All Reader Reviews by Glenn Roberts

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ID SilShelter
I've used this off and on for several years, in combination with both the Integral Designs Bug Liner and a bivy sack (most often the ID Salathe.) I've found it to be a versatile, simple shelte...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 24, 6:05am

Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti Cookset
I got this to replace the Trek 700 pot. Then I became briefly enamored of the Jetboil PCS, which is well-designed but heavy. The Snow Peak Mini-Solo with a spoon and the Snow Peak Gigapower stove weig...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 16, 5:35pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
There's a lot to like about this stove. It sips fuel, boils fast, and is well thought out. The cup that protects the base of the pot during transport doubles (triples?) as a measuring cup and a sm...

In Stoves - Canister
November 11, 12:59pm

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I got this tent to replace my MSR Hubba because the SL1 is half a pound lighter. It's not quite as convenient to get into and out of as the Hubba, but that's the price you pay for the weigh...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 09, 11:01am

Evernew .9 Liter pot
Excellent pot - the one I use with an alcohol stove. It's not my first choice with canister stoves, however. It's a short, wide-bottom pot, so it's a bit tippy on the narrow-diameter suppo...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 23, 7:56am

MSR Hubba
I fully agree with everything Douglas Hus had to say about this tent. It's my tent of choice. However, like most MSR gear, it's heavier than comparable competing products. (I still like MSR ge...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
March 13, 10:14pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
This was a good introductory level book - about on the level with the first edition of Harry Roberts' Basic Essentials of Backpacking. (The 2nd and 3rd editions paled in comparison.) Not a lot ...

In Books and Media
March 03, 7:37am

Snow Peak Trek 700
While this pot doesn't have the tight-fitting lid of the MSR Titan kettle, it got everything else right. The capacity is plenty for a single-serving freeze-dried meal, the shape lets it easily dou...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 02, 1:33pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
The only reason I give this a 5 is because there is no 10. An earlier edition of this book is what taught me how to backpack, and actually set me on the road to constantly trying to lighten my pac...

In Books and Media
February 21, 3:40pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
I'd agree that this is a light, functional cookset. However, it has two flaws that keep it from being a 5: 1) The pots don't have measuring marks. This simple addition would greatly increas...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 25, 1:26pm