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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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Kings Canyon canister requirements
Are you actually going to the Humphrey Basis (eg Desolation Lake area) or are you just planning on hiking over Piute Pass and then staying on the trail down Piute Creek. The Humphrey Basin is a si...

In GEAR » Kings Canyon canister requirements
July 18, 7:41am

Kings Canyon canister requirements
From Humphreys Basin, you will hike down Piute Creek to the John Muir Trail. Where the JMT crosses Piute Creek, you enter the Park and I am sure that bear canisters are required for anyone on the ...

In GEAR » Kings Canyon canister requirements
July 17, 4:56pm

The desert can get cold.
"Whoa there, deserts can get downright cold at night. I used to live in Arizona and when I would leave for work at 5AM I needed a hot drink to stay warm. No humidity=no heat retention." ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Jesus...the original SUL backpacker
July 16, 7:28pm

1300 Cals a Day
1300 calories per day is a pretty restricted calorie intake even for someone who is sedentary. For someone trying to cover distance, frankly, I think it is ill advised. I would guess that you are...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1300 Cals a Day
July 16, 1:57pm

jmt exit strategies
Starr's "Guide to the John Muir Trail" lists just about all of the lateral trails connecting with the JMT, both east and west, and includes mileage and altitudes along the way. It al...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » jmt exit strategies
July 15, 8:21am

Hoary Marmot
As best I can tell from the photo, that is a Hoary Marmot, the marmot common to the Olympics. The only other possibility in that part of the world would be the Yellow-bellied Marmot; the one in yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Marmot I.D
July 14, 7:31am

Amoebic dysintery from water
I had a rousing case of amoebic dysentery from water I drank in the southern Appalachians. I was in the Army at the time and was a medic with formal training in preventative medicine (You know, wa...

In GEAR » Lightest water treatment/filtration
July 13, 5:24pm

Anecdotal evidence
Jessie, your statement of having drunk from clear looking sources for ten years and never having gotten sick is what is called "anecdotal evidence"; it is basically irrelevant and meaning...

In GEAR » Lightest water treatment/filtration
July 13, 8:27am

Lightest water treatment/filtration
Sharon, I routinely use a pre-filter when I hike in SE Arizona. I spent five days in the Rincon Mountains about a week ago and the only water I could find would hit you back if you touched it. ...

In GEAR » Lightest water treatment/filtration
July 10, 2:57pm

Applying UL lessons to life -- suggested reading?
The book "Your Money or Your Life" by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin covers a lot of this sort of thing and also describes a way of getting off the consumerist treadmill and making oneself...

In Philosophy & Technique » Applying UL lessons to life -- suggested reading?
July 09, 8:42am

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