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WTB- Tarptent Cloudburst 2
I have a vintage 2004 Tarptent Cloudburst I can give you a good price on. It has been used about 10 nights. It's in good shape but does have a ca. 1 inch slit in one of the tent sleeves. Thi...

In Gear Swap » WTB- Tarptent Cloudburst 2 and 700cc Titanium mug w/ or wo/ Caldera Cone
February 23, 10:01am

Mineral King Marmots
I've seen people put a big blue tarp on the ground in the Mineral King trailhead parking lot, drive their car onto it, and then pull the corners and edges up and tie it up around the car to kee...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mineral King
February 03, 6:33pm

Bad Behavior
The worst behavior I've seen over the years include: 1. Used disposable diapers left unburied in the Lyell Fork area in Yosemite. 2. A kid target shooting with his rifle just south of S...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bad Behavior
January 25, 12:24pm

Coffee/Whiskey cup
If all you want is to drink your whiskey from a UL cup, various hotels have transparent plastic cups in their rooms where they are used as water glasses. They weigh between 0.3-0.6 oz. You can pr...

In GEAR » UL Plastic cup find
January 21, 10:57pm

trip suggestion
The Grand Canyon of the Toluomne River in Yosemite can be pretty spectacular. The 4000 ft climb out of the canyon (if you go downstream is a grind, but you might consider going up stream.

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Suggestions for May 2011
January 07, 8:04pm

3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
Ken, If there's room I'd like to get my name on the list of people attending. Thanks, Richard

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
December 26, 2:02pm

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. 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

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