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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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I've Been Quilting
I have been using a quilt on my last outings. Our scout troop will be off to Philmont New Mexico and I wanted to see how I like it. BPL UL60 quilt (I think that's what it's called). 1. A...

In GEAR » Debunking the Myth: Quilts AREN’T as Comfortable as a Sleeping Bag
July 09, 3:47pm

Inner tube
That makes sense. I guess you just wrapped it and finished the wrap like you would hold nylon straps together. I'll try it on our hike tonight. I am using my Leki poles that actually couple ...

In Philmont » Dining Fly
June 27, 4:25pm

Inner tube
Paul, Could you explain how you used the inner tube? Did you just stretch the section of innertube over the trekking poles at the handles and then velcro on top of that? Inquiring minds want to ...

In Philmont » Dining Fly
June 26, 8:43am

Pack Base Weight
John, Thanks for the report. Did your 19 lbs. include water? How much weight do you think the food is on a typical resupply day? Sounds like a great time. Scott

In Philmont » LIghtweight Philmont Experince
June 26, 8:41am

Nice Ideas
Nice ideas and examples. Someone said that Philmont does not let you tie to trees. Did I hear wrong. Seems so logical to do so. We don't have that many with hiking poles and mine will ...

In Philmont » Dining Fly
June 25, 9:51pm

Dining Fly
We are taking our own 10'x12 Silnylon tarp, ropes and stakes. I am wondering what methods work out there. I have heard that some use trekking poles but that is about a 50" ridge height. ...

In Philmont » Dining Fly
June 25, 9:44am

Sale "Pending"
I hope you saw my PM yeseterday. Payment was sent. Thanks, Scott

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Double Rainbow
June 25, 8:15am

Your comment about people looking down on lightweight packers is funny but true. I've packed a lot of ways and have found packing light to be much more fun for me. I remember getting to camp at...

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
June 24, 3:24pm

Our Itinerary
Our trek starts July 22. Train from LA on July 20th. Thanks for the info. We have a shakedown hike this weekend and I want to get some of the details down. Philmont food seems quite heavy. I ...

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
June 23, 10:45pm

Unpackaging Philmont Food
I am wondering how you get the food. Someone answered me that it comes ready for 2 persons, however, how much packaging comes with it. Do the freeze dried meals come in the vacuum sealed pouches or...

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
June 23, 2:50pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Bentz

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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