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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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Net Tent for two?
Six Moons Designs makes a nice two person net tent/tarp combo.

In GEAR » Net Tent for two?
November 27, 11:11am

Guidance requested on 'pairing' sleeping bags
After 30+ years of backpacking with separate and then zip together bags my wife and I got our first two person quilt. After the first night we knew we'd never go back to bags. The quilt weigh...

In GEAR » Guidance requested on 'pairing' sleeping bags
November 23, 9:15pm

For Sale: Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Any interest in selling the size large pack?

In Gear Swap » For Sale: Gossamer Gear Mariposa
November 21, 10:17pm

That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
Horses are a preexisting issue and, it's my impression, that for most part as pack station operations close down new ones are not being given licenses. However, they do allow some people who m...

In Post-Trip Reports » That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
November 08, 9:50pm

That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras - Bikes on the JMT
I hope that I have misunderstood what you've said about mountain bikes being legalized on the JMT. If you think mountain bikes should be legalized in any wilderness you need to think long and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
November 08, 9:44pm

Rattlesnake Encounters in Sierras
I've seen a few in Yosemite Valley, but only two in the high country in many years. One on a trail above Donner Pass off Hwy 80, and one on a ledge my climbing partner mantled onto in Tuolumne...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
November 06, 11:53am

Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments? - SODIS"
I've backpacked for many years on the West Coast and never had a problem getting sick from the drinking water, although. I have had the occasional bout of "post town pooposis" on long...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 7:10pm

What is your most used piece of gear?
First is my clothes - worn 24 h a day - REI zip off pants, ex 0fficio briefs and Columbia long sleeved shirt, worn all day and slept in. Then as Tony said - probably my Tilley hat - worn all day...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 06, 11:13pm

New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Looks like a nice pack, but.... I have a much older version that has essentially the same features and only weighs 20 oz. I think the weight difference is significant. I really don't like th...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
August 08, 10:53am

Mosquitoes in Emigrant - 27 July - 2 Aug
If anyone is interested: Relief Reservoir - none Lower and Upper Relief Meadows - none Salt Lick Meadows - none Spring Meadow - none Occasional mosquito in really shady forested areas in bet...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mosquitoes in Emigrant
August 05, 1:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought Iā€™d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm