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Charles Grier (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 Grier

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Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
I'll second the recommendation for the Delorme Inreach. I've been using one now for about 9 months including 3 weeks on the JMT. It gives two-way communication, you know whether a message...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 5:28am

SOLD. FS: Elemental Horizons Aquilo Pack
For Sale: Elemental Horizons Aquilo Pack. I bought this pack earlier this year and used it on a through-hike of the John Muir Trail. It worked flawlessly and is one of the most comfortable pack...

In Gear Swap » FS: Elemental Horizons Aquilo Pack
October 16, 4:32pm

SOLD: SMD Luna Solo
For Sale: Six Moons Designs Luna Solo single wall tent. I bought this tent in 2007 and have used it several times a year through 2011. The tent is undamaged and still in excellent condition. It...

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Luna Solo
October 16, 4:02pm

SOLD- Bear Vault 500
For Sale: Bear Vault 500 bear canister in good condition. This BV 500 has been used for one trip on the John Muir Trail in 2008. It has not been used since. It does have the normal collection o...

In Gear Swap » FS: Bear Vault 500
October 16, 3:19pm

FS: WM Summerlite Sleeping Bag
For Sale: Western Mountaineering Summerlite 32°F sleeping bag. Western Mountaineering bags set a world standard for quality; they are made in the USA. This bag is sized for people 6’ tall or...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Summerlite Sleeping Bag
October 13, 3:32pm

Down bag in SE Alaska?
Like several others on this thread I have used a down bag in SE Alaska with no major issues. I spent 2 months working on a contract timber cruising job on Prince of Wales Island and used a down ba...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 2:15pm

I don't see anything wrong with having encrypted phones in common use. Our privacy as citizens has been so eroded over the past 20-30 years that I often feel we have none left. Keeping it eas...

In Chaff » iPhone 6 design purposefully evades surveillance
September 27, 12:29pm

I'm not sure I agree that the US political system is better than the others. Different? Sure. But is it better than, say, the parliamentary system used in the UK or Canada? Hard to say. I&...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 24, 11:57am

Most of them
I've been buying backpacking and mountaineering gear for over 60 years now and have seldom been disappointed with the quality of items I have bought. I have found a consistent pattern of an i...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 15, 2:11pm

Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
The one I'm using is the newer version, 1 liter. So this year, it has lasted for a 4 day trip in Arizona and 21 days on the JMT. It is showing signs of wear though. I roll the bag down rathe...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
August 29, 6:38am

All Reader Reviews by Charles Grier

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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