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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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New to the site-with a question
I've used a plastic tube for several years now. The first one I picked up at work, but since then I've gotten a couple at BPL (don't know if they still sell them). As the post above s...

In Fishing » New to the site-with a question
October 26, 10:21pm

Value of M-Life
Yeah, I just had the same problem and opted for M-Life. I'm not sure I'll use BPL that much longer since my backpacking days may be numbered, but, in spite of seeing less useful stuff i...

In Chaff » Value of M-Life
October 26, 10:07pm

Titanium projects
I wouldn't mind seeing a source of titanium stakes that were longer than 6 inches and had better holding power than the skinny ones on the market. Something on the order of maybe 7.5 to 9 inch...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Inspire; Titanium
October 22, 7:47pm

Looking for a good light tent
This was on BPL a few hours ago. https://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/process#forumtop I used a Virga 2 for a couple of years. Good solid tent.

In GEAR » Looking for a good light tent
October 18, 12:48pm

FS: Bivies
Stephen, I'm interested in the TIGoat Ptarmigan Bivy w/ full net hood. I live in the Bay Area so I can save you the shipping. Richard

In Gear Swap » FS: Bivies
September 23, 10:29pm

British Army Ration Packs
Is there any indication of who the manufacturer is on the packages? Sometime the military gives contracts to the same freeze dried food manufacturers you see elsewhere. For example, I had a bunch...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » British Army Ration Packs
September 10, 4:09pm

Re: Wowzers!
>>I wouldn't bother with ethanol, but I've been thinking about making concentrated sodium hypochlorite. I think "Pool Chlorine" hypochlorite can run to ca. 15% while regu...

In Make Your Own Gear » homemade running shoe
August 26, 10:43pm

Sierra Nevada backpacking next weekend
"What you are overlooking is that you will be on US395 for more than an hour just getting back south to Lee Vining, so CA Hwy 108 offers no time advantage." Hwy 395 is a high speed rou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Nevada backpacking next weekend
July 13, 12:28am

Sierra Nevada backpacking next weekend
I'd recommend using Sonora Pass Hwy 108 to get to Hwy 395 from the Bay Area. It usually takes me 3.5-4 hours vs. 4.5-5 hours to go thru Yosemite. Sonora Pass is very spectacular and once you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Nevada backpacking next weekend
July 12, 11:20pm

Labeling mini dropper bottles
I use 98-100% DEET. Maybe that's the reason the marking pen and tape don't work for me. If the other 70% of the 30% DEET is water that would make it a lot less of a problem with the tape.

In GEAR » Labeling mini dropper bottles
July 09, 10:37pm

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