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FS: Zpacks Blast 32
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In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 23, 12:22pm

Zpacks Blast 32
The Cloudburst Tent and the Alite camp chair are sold. The ZPacks Blast 32 is still looking for a new home.

In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 20, 5:44pm

Walkup Permit for JMT in Tuolumne Meadows
Thanks to everyone for your input and advice. Richard

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Walkup Permit for JMT in Tuolumne Meadows
April 20, 5:41pm

Walkup Permit for JMT in Tuolumne Meadows
A friend of mine from back East has a permit for the JMT SBO out of Tuolumne in late July, but has to delay his start until early August. Does anyone have personal experience getting a walk up per...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Walkup Permit for JMT in Tuolumne Meadows
April 19, 10:51pm

Chipotle Black Bean Soup/Dip
I haven't ever used any dried bean product for backpacking, but I happened across a dehydrated black bean soup in Lucky's in the San Francisco Bay Area from "The Spice Hunter" out...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » instant refried beans
April 19, 10:23pm

Two Person Version
This is close to my idea of the ideal two person tent. It's based on the Coleman Peak I. It weighs about 2 lbs 4 ozs including pole, stakes, and fly. It's a very cozy two person tent (li...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs Shelters....
April 16, 1:27pm

Gatewood Cape in Cuben
I think all these new tents from SMD are great, but I have to admit I love my Gatewood Cape and Serenity tent. I'd love to see a cuben tent that goes with the new Serenity net. It doesn't...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs Shelters....
April 16, 12:00pm

"FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32"
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In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 16, 11:15am

FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
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In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 14, 10:35am

"FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair"
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In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 11, 6:08pm

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