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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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Return via the Bright Angel trail
If you decide to do this then I strongly recommend that you return on the Bright Angel trail. There is water at Indian Gardens, and at two other locations about half way and 3/4 of the way up from...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
April 16, 12:34pm

Elemental Horizons
Plus 1 on the packs by Elemental Horizons. I recently bought a Kalais and now have had an opportunity to try it out. I have used a lot of packs over my 65 years of climbing and backpacking and th...

In GEAR » Sub - 2lbs lightweight internal frame pack -- need market update
April 15, 8:06am

We will need more information about your cooking style before we can make any recommendations. It sounds as though you are more into elaborate camp cooking than are the typical people on this foru...

In GEAR » Need help lightening my cookware weight
April 14, 6:36am

Typo, sorry.
Typo, sorry. I just corrected it.

In Gear Lists » John Muir Trail, late Aug./early Sept. gear list.
April 06, 2:05pm

John Muir Trail, late Aug./early Sept. gear list.
I would appreciate any suggestions you might have regarding potential weight savings for the gear list below. I estimate the walk as taking about 20 days. I am no longer interested in tarp or tar...

In Gear Lists » John Muir Trail, late Aug./early Sept. gear list.
April 06, 10:54am

Tylenol is acetominophen
David, I think you meant ibuprofen for one of the listed meds. Tylenol is a brand name for acetominophen (or paracetamol in the UK). I make the same mistake often and my wife is quite patient in ...

In GEAR » Adventure Medical Kits
April 03, 6:37am

There are several levels of darkness available with the Transitions lenses. The darker versions also stay darker when out of the sun. You can get an idea of what is available online before you go...

In GEAR » Rx Sunglasses
April 02, 6:28am

1950 Sierra Club "Going Light --" book.
About 1950 the Sierra Club published a book titled "Going Light With Backpack or Burro". It was a compendium of then state-of-the-art lightweight backpacking techniques. For many years ...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 19, 6:44am

Backpacking in SEVERE weather (hurricanes/storms)
I wasn't backpacking but I was working as a Forest Service timber cruiser in the woods of western Oregon when the Columbus Day storm of 1962 came through with winds well in excess of 70 mph. W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in SEVERE weather (hurricanes/storms) etc.
November 04, 2:27pm

Surrounded by coyotes
I live in rural SE Arizona and have numerous coyotes on and near my property. Mostly, they mind their own business, as I mind mine: although they seldom seem disturbed when they see me. I have ne...

In GEAR » Surrounded by coyotes need help
October 16, 7:41pm

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