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Charles Grier (Rincon) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Desert Southwest
About Me Mountaineer and backpacker since 1946 mainly in the western US but with excursions to Antarctica, Alaska, western Canada, North Africa and Japan. Hiked the John Muir Trail solo and unsupported in 1954; this was the start of my lightweight endeavors which have proceeded erratically ever since.
StateSE Arizona
My PDF Gear ListThree season gear for western mountains.

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All Forum Posts by Charles Grier

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Cuben Circuit
"If you follow them on Facebook you'll see they have posted many pictures of their cuben Circuits." Well, I learned something new today! Sadly, I would prefer having hemorrhoids ...

In GEAR » Repairing cuben fiber tear
March 18, 4:22pm

Repairing cuben fiber tear"
Unless ULA Has changed the Circuit, I don't think that the pack has any Cuben fiber on it at all. According to the ULA web-site, the fabric used is ULA 210 Robic ripstop. Check with ULA to b...

In GEAR » Repairing cuben fiber tear
March 18, 3:56pm

We're beating a dead horse.
Why not just let this one go to sleep?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 18, 5:41am

White Rock Lakes
Bob, I had my tent set up in almost exactly that spot when I did the PT in 1970. It was stormy when we got there so the view was like looking through a cloud tunnel at Dome Peak and Spire Point. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 12, 5:39am

Anyone who has received an organ transplant willing to share their trail tips?
I have not had a transplant but my wife has. She had a double lung transplant a bit over four years ago. Regardless of what you read about organ transplants, they are a life-changing event. My w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Anyone who has received an organ transplant willing to share their trail tips?
February 08, 3:29pm

WM bag overfill - any reason not to?
I have a WM Summerlite that I found to be marginally warm for me at mid to high 30's temperatures as purchased. At the lowest rated temperature (32) I would get cold in it. Because the Summer...

In GEAR » WM bag overfill - any reason not to?
February 08, 6:15am

Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
The only time you might need to get water from the Colorado is if you plan to camp on one of the river beaches. Even then, most of the beaches reached by trail are adjacent to lateral drainages su...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 5:45pm

Canon Powershot A570
I'm sure you can find one of these used for under $150. It has variable focal length so telephoto and wide angle photos within limits. It weighs about 5.5 oz and takes two AA Batteries. Good...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » point and shoot AA batteries <150?
January 28, 12:20pm

Speak your mind.
Justin, you need to stop hiding behind these pleasant evasions and learn to say what you really think. :)

In Chaff » FREE Home Security System!!
January 26, 6:20am

Lightweight in the 50's
The Sierra club published a book about 1953 titled "Going Light With Backpack and Burro". It made a case for light packs for wilderness trail hiking. Actually, the only thing that has c...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 4:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Grier

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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars Design: Semi-free-standing Sleeps: 1 Ease of Setup: Moderately easy Weight: 2 lb, 3 oz Price Paid: $240 I bought the Big Agnes Fly Creek to replace a Tarptent Contra...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 12, 7:32pm