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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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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

Bad Experience with Mountain House Dinner?
I have used Mountain House dinners for years and only had one that went bad. Some taste better than others, but I see that as a matter of personal preference. How long do they last? When I got...

In GEAR » Bad Experience with Mountain House Dinner?
March 19, 10:18pm

Tales of a Glaciated-Scorched Earth
Franklin Pass - Mineral King High Sierras Looking West ascending to Franklin Pass from Franklin Lakes Last switchback to Franklin Pass Looking East from Franklin Pass

In Photo Gallery » Tales of a Glaciated-Scorched Earth
March 11, 11:19pm

Tales of a Glaciated-Scorched Earth
Emigrant Wilderness View of the N Fork Cherry Creek Drainage from Mercur Peak View of cross country from Hyatt Lake to Big Lake

In Photo Gallery » Tales of a Glaciated-Scorched Earth
March 08, 10:43pm

March-Henry Coe 27/28
I'm in for the 27/28th. I could drive/carpool from North Oakland or Rockridge BART.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » March-Henry Coe
March 07, 8:43pm

Re: Why Should a Person Become a Member of BPL
I agree with Michael above - I like to support what I enjoy. Just about everything I've bought in moving to UL over the last few years was based on the BPL articles and the reader reviews. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Should a Person Become a Member of BPL?
March 04, 5:28pm

Interesting mini stove
Saw this on the web and though it was kind of interesting: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1YrZch/www.metacafe.com/watch/839102/cool_little_miniature_stove/

In GEAR » Interesting mini stove
February 25, 12:32am

American River Hike near Auburn
Cary, Would you be willing to part with details around where the trailhead is? Looks like a pretty spot.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » march bay area meet n greet n hike n stay n smile
February 06, 12:32am

Packs that will take a large BearVault sideways
Thanks for everyone's input. Richard

In GEAR » Packs that will take a large BearVault sideways
February 05, 12:06am

March-Henry Coe
The bluegill in the picture was caught at Bass Pond several years ago. The water level in the park has been going down for several years, and the last time I was there (2-3 yrs ago) there was a ma...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » March-Henry Coe
February 04, 11:19am

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