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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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Hexamid for sale
Check out the Hexamid that I listed today. Ten ounces, nearly new, quick delivery and fair price.

In Gear Swap » WTB solo tarp shelter: gatewood, hexamid, solomid, cricket
April 20, 8:40pm

SOLD ZPacks Hexamid Solo
For sale, olive drab, ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tent, w/o beak and optional floor. Weight on my accurate scales is 10 oz., almost exactly. This tent has only had light use and is in like-new condition....

In Gear Swap » FS, ZPacks Hexamid Solo
April 20, 10:13am

Curing by cooking.
I know that this does not answer your question but using the pot for cooking is an uncontrolled sort of heat curing. I have two pots that I use, one aluminum, the other titanium. About five years...

In GEAR » Curing High-T paint on Your Pot
April 20, 6:31am

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

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