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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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"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

cook set that stores inside
I too, like when it all fits inside. Esbit has its drawbacks, but I accept them. Here's my setup for FBC - just boil water (4.05 oz w/o Esbit): The rectangular Altoids li...

In GEAR » Show me your nested cook sets!
September 09, 11:39pm

getting lighter; frame vs. no-frame
Steven, I don't know what your current base is, but wonder if, once getting down to 7 lbs, you may be overestimating the value of a full suspension or actual frame. Once you get down that l...

In GEAR » Lighter backpack?
August 16, 3:33am

Arc Blast frame adjustment
Also, if you stand the pack upright and then put a little pressure on the vertical frame to bow it a little, that will relieve the stress on the adjusting strap & buckle. This makes it much, m...

In GEAR » Question for Arc Blast users
July 17, 2:42pm

adjustment of Arc Blast
David, Sorry I can't find it now, but as I recall, the proper adjustment is with the pack empty. It's super easy to verify though if you have access to email...just email them; Joe re...

In GEAR » Question for Arc Blast users
July 17, 2:23am

Can anyone help w/recent trail update for Grand Canyon of Tuolumne, Please?
Hi all, I'm taking my wife in a couple days and hoping someone can tell me if the unnamed creek near Wildcat Point has flooded the large flat area below Glen Aulin (where all the dead-fall i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone help w/recent trail update for Grand Canyon of Tuolumne, Please?
June 24, 4:11pm

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