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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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Bearikade
I too have the Weekender for my 7-8 day trips. The only choice for me is the Bearikade or the Garcia. I have hiked using the Bear Vault and have found it really frustrating to open at the most inop...

In GEAR » Bearikades
May 13, 2:26pm

Nice Report
Thanks for the nice report. My son and I will be doing the same exact route (maybe in reverse) in July. He has been away for 2 years and that will be our first trip back together. Thanks for the pi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Glacier Divide Loop ~ Piute Pass, Alpine Col, Lamarck Col
April 30, 5:11pm

Nice job on going lighter
"I'm currently at 13 pounds (down from 17)" Nice job on going lighter without spending money. "a lighter filter (Katadyn Hiker, 13 ounces)" Read more here and you will ...

In GEAR » Mike Clelland Videos
April 25, 2:20pm

Food Weight
With your plan you will be doing about 17-19 miles a day for 12-14 days. I could not get along with 16 oz. of food unless it was really, really, really, calorie dense (like the canister full of pea...

In Gear Lists » Everyone needs their own JMT 2012 gear list
April 23, 2:47pm

JMT List
It's a nice list. I understand your concern with volume. I used a GG Mariposa Plus when I hike the JMT but now use a Gorilla when I can (unless someone else in the family needs it). I find in o...

In Gear Lists » JMT list...let's talk VOLUME
March 06, 2:14pm

Polycro as pack liner
I don't like the idea because your polycro will be on the ground where it can get wet from rain or just condensation. So, if you have to pack it wet then you would not have any type of liner to...

In Gear Lists » 8.2 lb High Sierra solo gear list.
February 19, 4:50pm

High Sierra List
"What do you guys think of the trash compactor bag for a pack liner? How necessary is this? Lets say I have the golite poncho which works as a rain cover for the pack. Would I need a pack line...

In Gear Lists » 8.2 lb High Sierra solo gear list.
February 10, 9:43pm

USPS Priority Mail
The difference between USPS and UPS or Fed Ex is the USPS Priority package says it's a Priority but there is no guarantee by them whatsoever. It's priority when it arrives on time but when ...

In Gear Swap » USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
December 10, 7:56pm

Let's Talk Recycled Water Bottles
I am at the office so I cannot measure right now. I may be able to do so later. I am pretty sure they bottle weighs in at .5 oz. I use a Mariposa Plus, Gorilla 2012 or an older Murmur pack. All...

In GEAR » Let's Talk Recycled Water Bottles
October 10, 7:40am

Let's Talk Recycled Water Bottles
This has been my go-to bottle for a few years. These are plastic bottles with a wide mouth. I cannot get them in California anymore so when my son was in school in Idaho he would pick them up for a...

In GEAR » Let's Talk Recycled Water Bottles
October 09, 10:19pm

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