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Charles G. (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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All Forum Posts by Charles G.

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Have you ever saved someone's life?"
I was hiking towards Hannegan Pass in the North Cascades in the mid-1960's when I encountered an hysterical young woman at a snow finger/avalanche track that was crossing the trail. Her boyfri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have you ever saved someone's life?
May 16, 4:37pm

First time on the JMT
My Marmot Helium weighs 28 oz, not 38. Otherwise, it looks like a pretty good list. Yeah, some of your stuff is a bit heavy but it will work. I'm sure others here will make suggestions, the ...

In Gear Lists » First time on the JMT
April 30, 6:35am

Obama "economy"
If Romney had won the election then the current state of affairs would be termed "The Romney Economy". The person in charge gets blamed for things whether they had anything to do with it...

In Chaff » The Gearswap is a barameter for the economy.
April 27, 2:28pm

Oh boy
Thanks! When you find it tell me please.

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 20, 12:34pm

Oh boy!
"Let's be honest. The only reason they don't vote for conservatives is because they are low information voters, or brainwashed by the elite Hollywood mainstream MSM medias, or just wan...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 19, 7:44pm

Public lands.
"That is weird, and arbitrary that so much land in the West is federally owned." Not really. Virtually all of what now constitutes our public lands is land that was left over after &q...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 19, 3:43pm

Bundy......A True American Hero?
Without taxpayer subsidy, most cattle grazing operations in the more arid parts of the western US are money losers. Grazing fees are now $1.35 per AUM (animal unit month). This means that Bundy p...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 15, 6:34am

Kalais
I'll second the recommendation of the Elemental Horizons Kalais. I used mine last summer on the JMT with a BV-450 and it worked great. I also tried it with the BV-500 and found it to handle m...

In GEAR » packs for small women?
April 08, 3:40pm

Bear can misery
If one makes a single pin hole in each sealed packet before stuffing it into the bear can you can: 1) get more stuff into the canister and; 2) avoid the expanding bag issue. I lived in Flagsta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 01, 3:49pm

It's a reaction with dishwasher detergent.
Several of the chemicals used in dishwasher detergent react with aluminum. I have several aluminum backpacking pots that turned a mottled grey-blue after a turn the dishwasher. If the aluminum is...

In GEAR » Aluminum pot discoloration
April 01, 3:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles G.

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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