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Scott Bentz (scottbentz) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. I can get to a lot of nice hiking areas right from my street or travel for 15 minutes to higher elevations in the Angeles National Forrest. I started packing again with my sons in their Boy Scout troop. I was definitely not light that first trip 6 years ago and have been reducing my pack weight ever since. I mainly pack a few times a year in the Eastern and Western Sierras.
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All Forum Posts by Scott Bentz

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I thought this was from 2009
Funny, As I was reading this report I thought it was from last week. The Eastern Sierras had snow just the same. I didn't pay attention until a few posts down. Nice trip. Way to follow in...

In Post-Trip Reports » jmt half trip late season
October 07, 6:45pm

Nice
Nice pictures and trip. I certainly would not want to get caught in a Contrail with too much snow. The tent is so flat that it really can't shed snow at all. I can see how that little snow made...

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness - Crabtree to Long Lake
October 07, 6:35pm

Bearicade
The Bearicade can be found at: http://www.wild-ideas.net/. Remember you can rent them. We used the weekender and found it barely adequate for 7 days (I know, it's called a weekender and that...

In Gear Lists » Updated Gear List
October 07, 12:26pm

Some Differences
I carry the same stuff, just lighter: GG Mariposa Plus 19 oz. (-18 oz) WM Summerlite 32ยบ 19 oz. (-16 oz) GG The One 19 0z. (-23.0) I also use a Spinn Twinn at 9 oz. to save more Torsolite ...

In Gear Lists » Updated Gear List
October 06, 3:42pm

Hetch Hetchy
I don't want to get into a debate about Hetch Hetchy, however, the photos they had of that valley were quite stunning. I guess a lot of the waterfalls are now under water. I would imagine if th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » National parks on PBS
October 05, 2:57pm

Hilo
Ali e You may not have been all that stealth. You were most likely discovered by pacololo farmers and they removed your camo so you wouldn't come back!

In GEAR » Going SuperStealth- Camo UL
October 02, 6:27pm

Hitchsafe
I surf a lot and most surfers just stash their keys somewhere. Naturally, knuckleheads come around and take advantage. Now, I use this: http://www.hitchsafe.com/ I used it while my car was at...

In GEAR » Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
October 01, 4:44pm

Thinlight and TorsoLight
My situation may be a bit different. I use a GG Mariposa Plus. The TorsoLight goes on the outside pocket folded in thirds. After putting everything in my pack I put the Thinlight on the top, ins...

In GEAR » Packing a GG thinlight AND a Torso Nightlight
October 01, 12:28pm

Need More Info.
Since we don't know what your other gear is we don't know whether or not you can fit the Bearicade in your pack. If you do attach it on the outside, the only place would be on top of the...

In GEAR » Jam2 and bearikade expedition bear cannister
September 23, 10:58am

Vapor Trail
The Vapor Trail should be fine for this trip. If you like the pack then use it. There are lighter options but I think the Vapor Trail weights in at 32 oz. Not ultralight but it is lightweight. T...

In GEAR » Good summer JMT sleeping bag?
September 22, 10:12am

All Reader Reviews by Scott Bentz

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MSR MIOX
We used a MSR Miox on a trip with 9 people (Scouts). We got very spotty results and ended up playing with the unit more than we wanted. It seemed like the perfect solution but was not worth the wait. ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 5:04pm