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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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Sprint Aquatic Shoes
Sam, I have a pair of new, never used sprint aquatic men's size 11 as well as a slightly heavier mesh shoe in about the same size. If you're interested, send me a PM, and I can send you...

In GEAR » Sprint Aquatic Shoes
July 06, 9:28pm

Cooking pasta in high elevations
I've had good luck with Barrilla Tortellini using a cozy (as Greg said above). Ronzoni makes a 3 min rotini that also rehydrates well using a cozy. For just about anything, if you have a sto...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking pasta in high elevations (10-1200 feet)? Ramen the only way to go?
July 03, 12:54pm

Re: Concerning the mesh panel
I've had two external frame packs and one internal frame pack with a mesh panel in the back. I've never had any trouble with the mesh wearing out in any of them. One of the external frame...

In GEAR » new zpacks pack: the arc blast
June 19, 11:10pm

Kibbe Lake and Many Island Lake
No fires allowed at Kibbe Lake - no camping within 1/4 mile of lake last time I was there (2007). Good fishing in early season on standard attractor dry flies although the fish always seemed just ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Meetup - Emigrant Wilderness, CA June 15-17
June 05, 11:27pm

ZPacks Cuben Fiber Rain Jacket/Vapor Barrier Jacket
Jacket has been sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Cuben Fiber Rain Jacket/Vapor Barrier Jacket
June 03, 9:05pm

Cuben
Anthony, Sent you a PM. Richard

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Cuben Fiber Rain Jacket/Vapor Barrier Jacket
June 03, 8:18pm

Would you do me the favor of lending your opinion?
I like it. +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Would you do me the favor of lending your opinion?
June 02, 9:56pm

FS: ZPacks Cuben Fiber Rain Jacket price drop
Price reduced to $100.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Cuben Fiber Rain Jacket/Vapor Barrier Jacket
June 02, 10:44am

Red alert ? fraud(versus slacking)
According to his original post he leaves for AK on 6/1 at noon. You may have to be a little patient. He's been on the site for couple of years.

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab, MLD, Montbell, EB
June 01, 4:59pm

One Headlamp to Rule them All?
Ken, I'll have to get one of these. Pretty cool. Thanks for the link. Richard

In GEAR » One Headlamp to Rule them All?
May 30, 4:16pm

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