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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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I need a JMT partner
I'll second the "don't worry about soloing" post. There are enough people on the trail that you can choose either solitude or companionship. I last hiked the JMT in Aug./Sept of...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » I need a JMT partner
June 03, 11:04am

What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
For a long time I have been using a 4000+ cubic inch GoLite Quest. It weighs 47 oz and has served me well. I recently acquired an Elemental Horizons Kalais. It is about 47 liters and weighs 28 o...

In GEAR » What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
June 01, 4:17pm

"Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)"
Three hundred posts on a thread about one unhappy customer brings new meaning to the expression " tempest in a teapot". You all must not have much of a life if you can spend this much ti...

In GEAR » Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
May 31, 7:20pm

JMT Gear List
I tried to look at your list but needed a password to access it on Google Docs. You might want to try another way of posting the list.

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List
May 30, 6:03am

How long do you hold on to extra gear you don't really use?"
I like to think that I only hold on to stuff for about a year. In fact, it varies according to the item (large or small) it's condition and my state of sentimental attachment to the item. As ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How long do you hold on to extra gear you don't really use?
May 24, 6:14am

Waterproof AND Mosquito proof layer?
Any poly coated nylon or silnylon fabric is going to be both mosquito and water proof. Of course a garment made of either is going to sweat up when a more breathable garment wouldn't.

In GEAR » Waterproof AND Mosquito proof layer?
May 16, 7:32am

Pack for JMT
I'm doing the JMT in late August/early September this year. I'll be using an Elemental Horizons Kalais pack. I got the pack about two months ago and have used it for five trips so far, la...

In GEAR » Pack for JMT
May 15, 5:48pm

Bear canister in Golite jam 70L
I have one of the earlier Jam2's, circa 2008; they only came in one size then. I can fit a BV-500 in the bottom of this pack horizontally. Granted, it is a snug fit but it is a fit. Unless t...

In GEAR » Bear canister in Golite jam 70L
May 15, 4:48pm

Winter camping.
"Because some of us have spent years in extremely cold places, and we have no desire to find ourselves once again in snow. It brings no joy" Plus 1 on that. I spent six months as a me...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Filter Bag Failure
May 12, 12:03pm

FS Garmin Etrex 20 GPS
Nearly new Garmin Etrex 20 GPS with 16 GB micro SD chip installed, new rechargable batteries and USB cable. Currently has Arizona topo map set installed in addition to the USA base map. $150 plus...

In Gear Swap » FS Garmin Etrex 20 GPS
May 12, 7:40am

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