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Kent C. (kent) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale High Sierra
About Me Old days: about 50 lbs.
New, UL days: 11.3 lbs.
UL is keeping me in the mountains!
CityRoseville
StateCA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Kent C.

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noisy Tyvek solution
Kristin - run the Tyvek through one or two wash-dry cycles and it will "soften" and quiet down considerably! (I did mine while we still had a top-loading washer. Not sure how effectiv...

In GEAR » Condensation and ground cloth use with tarp (Gatewood Cape)
October 16, 4:53pm

Trying to get lighter - sacks
Conner, Couldn't agree more with Bryce about the stuff sacks & how to pack. I used to think sacks helped me be organized. Consider: What they really do is add unnecessary weight and...

In Gear Lists » Trying to get lighter
September 19, 11:49pm

Gossamer Gear's wide straps & fit
@ Chase: "Is this found in every GG pack?" I have an '08 model Mariposa Plus. Yes, the straps are wide, the same as yours. I knew this before purchase from info on Gossamer'...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gorilla Pack Problems/Questions
September 14, 2:20am

PCT Sierra City to Echo Summit
Enjoyed reading your piece, Mark. Thanks for taking the time and effort to post.

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT Sierra City to Echo Summit
August 07, 12:41am

Hiking Pants: What do you Wear and why?
REI Sahara convertible pants. I usually wear as shorts during hiking. At night when the skeeters come for me I zip on the legs - no bug problems. With just the legs and no long johns, they are...

In GEAR » Hiking Pants: What do you Wear and why?
August 01, 6:52pm

Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2011
Hey Andrew! Glad to see you and your sons had a great time! I really enjoyed meeting all of you on the trail, a real pleasure! Did you find time to play any football?! :-D

In Post-Trip Reports » Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010
July 31, 3:24am

Mini dropper bottles, etc. (wide range of products)
Another source is ContainerStore.com

In GEAR » Mini dropper bottles
July 31, 2:17am

Rae Lks. - Arrowhead & Dollar
Hi Erik, Arrowhead and Dollar are ice-free, as are the Rae Lakes. The small lakes below Glen on the north side, above the Rae Lakes, are also clear of ice, or at least accessible. The only l...

In Post-Trip Reports » Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010
July 27, 3:27pm

Rae Lakes conditions update -- 7-23-11
Trip dates = July 20-23. All blowdowns have been cleared by trail crews. Only one shoes-off water crossing. It is located between Dollar Lk. and Woods Cr. crossing. All other crossings were...

In Post-Trip Reports » Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010
July 27, 12:48am

Have your cake & eat it too? (compression and mesh pockets)
Possible solution? I "restrung" my pack and will be trying this out this week. I threaded the shock cord on my GG Mariposa Plus inside the mesh pockets, to see if I can get compressio...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011: Part 3 – Packs for UltraLight Backpacking
July 17, 5:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Kent C.

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Gossamer Gear
In Nov. 2008 I first ordered from GG. Delivery guy tried to be helpful and put package over our fence & out of sight; he didn't notice we have dogs. They welcomed the box and had a taste. A...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 20, 4:58am