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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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In Gear Swap » FS: MLD DuoMID (silnylon) Complete shelter setup (Ruta Locura poles, innernet, stakes)
June 18, 10:04am

Dan, Go for it! Sounds like you are in good shape, have a lot of the right gear, and have thought it out. One problem I see is your resupply. At the pace you are traveling (I did it in 13...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice: Hitting the John Muir Trail in a week
June 07, 12:42pm

e-mail sent

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Highlite bag, 15 oz, size 5'6"
June 07, 11:33am

I thought about this thread while I was hiking this past weekend near my house. As I was heading up a narrow steep ridge I could look ahead and see a couple hacking away at low plants next to th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes
May 31, 6:06pm

Scouts and Water Treatment
If you are hiking light miles and have a lot of camp time then I think the gravity filter can work. If you are hiking substantial miles (9+) with a group like that filtering will slow you down to a...

In GEAR » Water treatment for groups
May 29, 10:40am

iPhone GPS Apps
Any recommendations for iPhone GPS Apps?

In GEAR » Best smartphone for backcountry use
May 24, 11:08am

I'll take it if available

In Gear Swap » FS Brand New- Western Mountaineering Summerlite
May 24, 9:18am

"Again, I like to supplement my food with very calorie dense meal replacement mixes, so I can pack my food very compactly and with lighter weight per calorie." What are some of the cal...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2012 GL - Advice, Please!
May 24, 9:16am

Just a couple of thoughts: 32 oz. Gatorade bottles are heavier than many other options. I use 32 oz. soda bottles with wide mouth. 2L Camelback. Camelbacks are heavy. Look at Platypus or other...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2012 GL - Advice, Please!
May 23, 9:20am

If you still have the Virga I'll take it. I know some scouts that could put it to good use.

In Gear Swap » Gear closet cleanout: GSI, TNF, TT, LH, POE, SD, Kookabay ... – cooking, sleeping, tents etc.
May 17, 5:54pm

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