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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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Carrying Peanut Butter
I've used two different options depending on how much I peanut butter I'm carrying (i.e., how long I'm out). The first option is any lightweight plastic bottle that seals well. For ex...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carrying Peanut Butter
April 26, 9:40pm

UL Creatures
Spider in a Poppy - Henry Coe

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
April 17, 12:10am

Snow Peak Litemax
Review on BPL http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/reviews/display_reviews?forum_thread_id=26576&cat=Stoves%20%2D%20Canister&cid=19

In GEAR » Snow Peak Litemax
April 16, 12:56am

Share Your Trees
Some more from the March BPL trip to Henry Coe

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
April 11, 9:01pm

Tarp Poles
Quest Outfitters sells just about everything you could need to made your own custom poles. http://www.questoutfitters.com/tent_poles.htm

In GEAR » Tarp Poles
April 10, 10:23pm

A little UL Philosophy
I go UL because it lets me still do what I did many, many years ago. My favorite part is having people ask me where I day hiked to when I've been out for a week or more.

In Philosophy & Technique » A little UL Philosophy Help Please
April 07, 1:04am

"March-Henry Coe"
Jay, Thanks for the invite, but I think I'd like to get an earlier start. It usually takes me about 90 min to get to the park headquarters so I'm assuming the same amount of time to H...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » March-Henry Coe
March 25, 6:40pm

March-Henry Coe - who's going
I plan on being at Hunting Hollow about 9 am on Saturday and plan on leaving from there with whoever else shows up.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » March-Henry Coe
March 25, 6:22pm

"Tales of a Glaciated-Scorched Earth"
Jay, Great Pics as usual. Where is slide bluffs? Richard

In Photo Gallery » Tales of a Glaciated-Scorched Earth
March 21, 11:30pm

sauces for dinner (pre-made) - vinegar
Vinegar is dilute acetic acid (bp ca. 120 deg C), I think ca. 3%. If you try to dehydrate it, it will either evaporate completely or leave a residue of a higher concentration of acetic acid that m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » sauces for dinner (pre-made)
March 21, 11:22pm

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