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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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What do you use for a pillow
I use a small Kookabay pillow at 1.3 oz. I lay it on my pack or just on the edge of my NeoAir pad. My wife does the same but puts hers inside a Katabatic down hood so she as a down pillow. htt...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you use for a pillow?
September 08, 10:53am

Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass - Thanks for all the info
Thanks to everyone for the information. I'll try to post a trip report after I return.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
August 26, 6:59pm

Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
Drew, Thanks for the photos and the info. The snow levels don't appear to be any real problem. Richard

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
August 25, 1:49pm

Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
I'm leaving this weekend for an eight day trip in over Piute Pass to explore the Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, and Merriam Pass region. Would anyone have any recent inf...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Piute Pass, Humphrey's Basin, Italy Pass, Seven Gables Lakes, Merriam Pass
August 23, 11:20pm

Cool firestarter idea - gag birthday candles
I use the gag birthday candles that you can't blow out. They weigh almost nothing and burn for a fair length of time. You can get more than one fire per candle if you try.

In Multiple Use Gear » Cool firestarter idea
August 21, 9:12pm

Emigrant Wilderness - Toejam Lake - July 31 - August 1, 2011
I found myself with a free Monday and decided to try and get a quick backpacking fix with a Sunday/Monday trip up to the Emigrant Wilderness. I drove up to Pinecrest Sunday morning, got my permit ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness - Toejam Lake - July 31 - August 1, 2011
August 05, 1:58pm

Emmigrant Overnight on Thursday
Whitesides Meadow August 1, 2011

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emmigrant Overnight on Thursday
August 04, 12:10am

Emmigrant Overnight on Thursday
Another poster put up a trip report on this trail about a week or so ago. He stopped at the Cherry Creek crossing saying the water was too high to safely cross. Just something to think about. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emmigrant Overnight on Thursday
August 03, 11:11am

How not to cross a river!"
Some hiker's in Yosemite weren't so lucky. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/01/BA1I1K4VG6.DTL

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How not to cross a river!
July 01, 11:21am

Sleeping with a CATHETER
Edwin, I find it hard to believe that anyone who has used a catheter is serious about backpacking with one. Good luck with your prostate surgery. There are a number of support groups availab...

In GEAR » Sleeping with a CATHETER
June 29, 10:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought Iā€™d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm