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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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Closing In
This will be a long night! Andrew just hiked 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) bod...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
July 30, 10:40pm

Verification
"Peter ... if you're watching this. I repeat my assertion that SPOT is not really an adequate verification method. as a transition to something better its barely borderline." If y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
July 30, 4:57pm

Sleep
I know sleep was a big issue with Andrew. He forgot to set his alarm one night and then slept 6 instead of 3 hours. May have helped in the long run, however, that was not the schedule. He was ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
July 30, 8:34am

Attempts
I spoke to Andrew yesterday and he mentioned Allen's attempt. He knows Allen and posted his Spot on his Facebook page (dad does not Facebook). As stated earlier, he is out on the CDT in Wyoming...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 28, 5:25pm

Nice Job
Andrew Bentz is out on the CDT (just crossed into Wyoming). I gave him a few updates letting him know your progress. Sorry to hear you had to pull out due to respiratory problems. It is a brutal tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 15, 12:12am

SPOT
...Or maybe Ralph is out doing something incredible and we should wait and see what the outcome is and not worry too much about the SPOT.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 13, 4:24pm

JMT in May
So, my son hiked the PCT this summer. We resupplied him going over Kearsarge Pass to Charlotte Lake. It was June 16th, 2014. This year I think ended up being 14% of normal snowfall. On the way up K...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jmt in May?
December 06, 10:29pm

Did I get sick?
No, I did not get sick. I was just wondering if it would have any effect on any such PARASITE like giardia when it goes down the gullet.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 21, 1:31pm

A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
Recently I took a short hike over Shepherds Pass in the Eastern Sierra. I had never been over the pass and wanted to see if for myself. Anyway, as usual, I threw a bunch of my stuff together and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 20, 4:35pm

Freezer Bag
I used to not like freezer bag cooking due to the leftover food in the bag. Kind of nasty if you are on a longer hike where you can't dump trash. So, we would use a 2 cup Glad or Tupperware ro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So do I understand these freezer bags?
October 10, 12:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Bentz

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MSR MIOX
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