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Scott Bentz (scottbentz) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. I can get to a lot of nice hiking areas right from my street or travel for 15 minutes to higher elevations in the Angeles National Forrest. I started packing again with my sons in their Boy Scout troop. I was definitely not light that first trip 6 years ago and have been reducing my pack weight ever since. I mainly pack a few times a year in the Eastern and Western Sierras.
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All Forum Posts by Scott Bentz

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9/12 Attempt
Allen, I can't imagine how hard it must have been to be hiking in that smoke while working so hard. Sorry the weather did not cooperate but when you guys go out to attempt an FKT you are on ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Allen Currano's 9/12 JMT FKT attempt
September 15, 6:43pm

What happened?
Anyone know what happened to Gavin? The last Spot was yesterday just past the Merced River. Did he finish?

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Gavin Woody on the JMT
September 08, 6:01am

Trip Report
Nice report. As far as water treatment with chlorine dioxide, many people use the drops and pre-mix. Pre-mix once a day. Then when you get to a water source you add the amount of drops that corr...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » TR - 2 Days - 71 Miles
August 19, 3:18pm

I'll say it again. Each time one of these guys takes off I am certain HE (or now THEY) is/are the one to beat Andrews record. It just shows how brutal that trail is. I think Andrew figures it w...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 12, 2:37pm

Fast or Not
"I have a 12 day trip coming up in a couple of weeks and while I won't be going that light or fast it would be nice to have some guidelines posted so I can tell if I am enjoying myself or ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 11, 12:49pm

It's interesting to look at Andrews attempt. I really wasn't aware of all of the split times, etc. He basically knew where he wanted to be after each 24 hour period. It was Aaron Sorenson t...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt by Kurt Achtenhagen
August 10, 4:57pm

I haven't commented on a gear list in a while. I have a hard time getting more than 12 lbs. in my base weight; including a canister. So. looking at your list at 19. lbs. I think it boils dow...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List End of August- Early September
August 01, 10:21pm

Re: Update
"(presumably, until Ralph and/or Allen heal a bit, forget about all the suffering, and have another go at it!)" I mentioned that to Andrew this morning in a text as to how Ralph went o...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
July 31, 12:22pm

Just got back with 8 scouts and 5 adults from Dinkey Lakes. We entered from Cliff Lake TH by Courtright Reservoir. No bugs whatsoever. That place can be really bad with bugs. We have a famous tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Late July bug report California Sierras
July 31, 9:22am

Closing In
This will be a long night! Andrew just climbed the Grand Teton today with his hiking buddy Twinkle. Back on the CDT tomorrow. Thanks for the updates. Can't even imagine how his (Allens) b...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
July 30, 10:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Bentz

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We used a MSR Miox on a trip with 9 people (Scouts). We got very spotty results and ended up playing with the unit more than we wanted. It seemed like the perfect solution but was not worth the wait. ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 5:04pm