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Kent C. (kent) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale High Sierra
About Me Old days: about 50 lbs.
New, UL days: 11.3 lbs.
UL is keeping me in the mountains!
CityRoseville
StateCA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Kent C.

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Long hiking shirt
Not sure what you consider long, but I really like my Bone Flats shirt from Railriders. Mesh panels from wrist to armpit and on down to hem beyond waist. The bone flats is a button shirt, so when ...

In GEAR » hiking shirt for the long?
July 25, 1:52am

Desolation Wldrns 6/17 - 6/20 (Middle Velma, Schmidell, and back) - skeeters
Adam, Sorry I didn’t reply earlier, my “follow this thread” notification didn’t work. This may be too late to be useful to you, but here goes anyway. Skeeters were mild until we pass...

In Post-Trip Reports » Desolation Wldrns 6/17 - 6/20 (Middle Velma, Schmidell, and back)
July 20, 10:55pm

responses
Thank you! Good to hear people are enjoying these. :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Desolation Wldrns 6/17 - 6/20 (Middle Velma, Schmidell, and back)
June 28, 3:55pm

stove fuels & fire restrictions (specific language)
On 6-13 I talked to a Tahoe NF ranger in the HQ office in Nevada City (as of that date, Tahoe NF was the only NF that had yet posted restrictions.) I specifically asked about Esbit since, of cours...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire restrictions up north here already
June 27, 4:21am

Desolation Wldrns 6/17 - 6/20 (Middle Velma, Schmidell, and back)
Wanted to keep the focus on brevity & the pics. This will be an easy read, but hopefully, you'll enjoy it. We sure enjoyed the trip! (descriptions are above pics) My wife and I ente...

In Post-Trip Reports » Desolation Wldrns 6/17 - 6/20 (Middle Velma, Schmidell, and back)
June 26, 5:18am

"Am I ready for a UL Pack"
Welcome! Agree with most of what James, HK, and Jen said above. I propose you don't take pack "last" as an absolute. Once your biggest, bulkiest items are more refined (shelt...

In Gear Lists » Am I ready for a UL Pack
April 19, 10:21pm

"What scale do you use?"
I have this one and have been very happy with it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007GAWRS/ref=s9_simh_gw_p79_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=06KBAZCPZCJ8SZ94FAQ2...

In GEAR » What scale do you use?
April 19, 9:01pm

"Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??"
Thanks for all the replies. Focusing only on the fact that burning Esbit is in contact with that thin, delicate aluminum, I kept thinking each time I'd use the stove, "this will be the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 5:10pm

Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
First I tried a MYOG experiment, and made a stove by cutting off the bottom of an Arizona Tea aluminum can, only to later learn of my "error" (occasionally, ignorance is bliss, maybe?) :...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 11:14am

resupply at Le Conte
Don't know if you already looked into Parcher's. (760) 873-4177. In 2012 they offered packing services. I assume they still do, even though its not listed on their web site. Can't h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » sharing resupply service JMT at Le Conte Canyon Ranger Station?
January 12, 6:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Kent C.

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Gossamer Gear
In Nov. 2008 I first ordered from GG. Delivery guy tried to be helpful and put package over our fence & out of sight; he didn't notice we have dogs. They welcomed the box and had a taste. A...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 20, 4:58am