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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.
My PDF Gear ListNorth Lake South Lake 2012

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All Forum Posts by Scott Bentz

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Cuisine on the Trail
"Why not some full course meals! If we put as much thought into our food prep as we do our other gear gram counting, I bet we could elevate trail cuisine to an ultralight art form. " W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Food Revelations - four days in Yellowstone
July 10, 1:41pm

3.5 Lbs. for stuff you will never use?
"I am the crew medic, and I am carrying about 3.5 pounds of bulky supplies. I may lighten this up as well, but I have everything they put on my list when I did wilderness 1st aid." ...

In Philmont » Sleeping Bags - 2012 / Crew 1st aid kit
June 29, 3:17pm

Down Hugger #3
I'll take it. PM Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
June 28, 9:57am

Flat Tarp 2.5
David, I sent an e-mail regarding this tarp. Scott

In Gear Deals » Oware FlatTarp 2.5 2nd on Sale
June 26, 2:19pm

Solo Trips
I mainly hike with friends because we plan trips together. Sometimes that doesn't work. Last year I hiked in to meet a friend that was at his favorite fishing spot. It was middle September so i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » how many of you do solo trips?
June 26, 2:02pm

Mariposa Plus Small
Michael, What a surprise. I had a nice package waiting for me at the door yesterday; I was expecting it sometime later this week. The pack is in perfect condition. I can see you take care of you...

In Gear Swap » F.S. G.G. Mariposa Plus + G4
June 26, 10:03am

How to wash clean
The method I use, as has been basically stated above, is to just eat all the food. Right after eating put some water in the bowl, swish it around a bit and gulp it down. Then the finger with a tiny...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to wash dishes clean, light, and efficient (microfibre towel, sponege, bandana or soemthing else)?
June 25, 10:41am

Ball cap
Simon, I think it was said before, but I would be careful of a ball cap unless you are used to wearing a bandana or something tucked under it to keep your ears from getting blistered. The sun is...

In Gear Lists » JMT Section Gear List (9/19 - 9/26)
June 22, 2:29pm

Trail Runners at Philmont
I agree on the Trail Runners. I got our whole troop to wear trail runners or just running shoes. Of course, this was coupled with light pack weights. I remember when we got to one camp. We went to ...

In Philmont » A couple questions on Phlmont (tents, gaiters, boots).
June 22, 2:19pm

Mariposa Plus Small
PM Sent on the Mariposa Plus Small

In Gear Swap » F.S. G.G. Mariposa Plus + G4
June 22, 11:01am

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