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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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Auto eating Marmots
I've never had any problems personally, but I gather the marmots like anything they can chew on e.g., brake and transmission lines, etc. At Mineral King they apparently are a real problem. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Where does one get JMT permit if starting at Red Meadows on the JMT?
December 02, 9:33pm

New Seedhouse SL2
Those nine stakes must add about another 2-3 oz. Thanks for the confirming info.

In GEAR » Weighing Frenzy!
November 01, 12:56am

Winter PCT
The Muir Trail in California has been done in winter. There was one writeup in Summit Magazine about a '70s trip, but it was a very low snow year. It has been done in more normal snow years, ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter PCT
November 01, 12:46am

New Seedhouse SL2
I'd really like to know what it really weighs complete (I work in a lab, too, 5 decimal points is fine). I'm been interested, but have seen confusing data in the sales literature and haven...

In GEAR » Weighing Frenzy!
November 01, 12:16am

Cold weather experience
Probably showing my age here but I've never tried to use a butane cannister stove since a winter trip on Mt. Shasta in California with a Bluet stove - basically it wouldn't work. I switche...

In Winter Hiking » Cold weather experience w/ a canister stove
September 21, 10:41pm

Re: Coupon
I got the hoodie. Looking forward to comparing Cocoon gear with my down and fleece. I just about missed the coupon by being gone on the holiday weekend till late Monday night.

In GEAR » Coupon
September 07, 12:17am

Dog Days of Summer Sale at Backcountry Gear in Oregon
There's several items that might interest the UL crowd that are on sale at the Dog Days of Summer Sale at http://www.backcountrygear.com

In Gear Deals » Dog Days of Summer Sale at Backcountry Gear in Oregon
August 15, 10:55pm

Backpack staining your shirt
I don't have any direct experience with your exact problem, but I would suggest you try a product called "Zout" - not "Shout" but "Zout". I think you can get it a...

In GEAR » Backpacks Staining Your Shirt?
July 26, 11:57pm

Best fishing/hiking shirt
I'll put my vote in for an ExOfficio Buzz Off shirt or something similar. I got mine about four years ago and really like it. It's similar to many of the Columbia shirts. It has long slee...

In Fishing » Best Fishing/Hiking Shirt
April 27, 11:01pm

Re: Great finds
On my 1970 Muir Trial hike, my buddy and I climbed an unnamed third class peak and found a tobacco can register with the last entry from 1932. In 1997 I went back with my wife to see if it was sti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Finds
April 26, 12:46am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought Iā€™d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm