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Mosquitoes in Emigrant
Linda, Thanks for the link. It is helpful even if a week old. Richard

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mosquitoes in Emigrant
July 26, 10:21pm

Mosquitoes in Emigrant
I'm going up to Emigrant out of Relief Reservoir for a week starting Sunday 27 July. I was wondering if anyone has any current info on the mosquito population in the high Emigrant Wilderness. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mosquitoes in Emigrant
July 25, 6:09pm

Other E Readers - KOBO Mini
I have been using a KOBO Mini for about a year or so now. It only weighs 4.8 oz and lasts for a month with the WiFi turned off. Might be worth a look as an alternative to Kindle and Nook.

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 29, 10:58am

Powdered Alcohol
Bob, Sorry. I thought you were equating Everclear with Ethyl alcohol in a generic sense. Richard

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 4:33pm

There is no 100% Ethyl Alcohol
"Anyway, 200 proof Everclear is already dehydrated Alcohol." "This does not exist. The 190 proof version is the best that exists, and you can't even purchase it in California...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 3:46pm

70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa
I have a 70 cm Camp Corsa axe I can sell you. It's new with tags. Sent you a pm. Richard

In Gear Swap » WTB 70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa, Camp Nanotech, BD Raven Pro, or BD Raven Ultra?
April 17, 3:04pm

Palisade
2nd in line on the Palisade - PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Palisade, MLD Bivy, Neoair Xlite, Patagonia Houdini, Camp Corsa, etc
April 16, 10:46pm

How to start mountaineering
Best way is to take a course/and or get involved with other climbers to learn how. As people have noted above, most Universities have hiking/climbing clubs. You might also try the local Sierra Cl...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
March 27, 2:45pm

Six Moon Designs Serenity NetTent
PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Six Moon Designs Serenity NetTent
March 18, 8:19pm

Nido or Peak
I used to like Milkman rather than what was then regular dehydrated milk (i.e., non fat) because it tasted much better (to me anyway). When Milkman went away I tried full milk Nido. I really like...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 12, 12:21am

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