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Charles Grier (Rincon) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Desert Southwest
About Me Mountaineer and backpacker since 1946 mainly in the western US but with excursions to Antarctica, Alaska, western Canada, North Africa and Japan. Hiked the John Muir Trail solo and unsupported in 1954; this was the start of my lightweight endeavors which have proceeded erratically ever since.
StateSE Arizona
My PDF Gear ListThree season gear for western mountains.

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All Forum Posts by Charles Grier

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How many sleeping bags do you own?
Two. One is a 28 oz Marmot Helium I use in colder weather, the other is a 19 oz Western Mountaineering Summerlite I use in warmer conditions. I am a three season backpacker. I spend most of my ...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 6:26am

Yeah, I have had messages delivered as much as 6 hours after I sent it out. Never had a non-delivery though.

In Gear Lists » Spot?
July 01, 4:36pm

I would suggest you look at the DeLorme Inreach as an alternative to the Spot. I bought one early this year and have been giving it a tryout in preparation for a JMT hike. It weighs six ounces, n...

In Gear Lists » Spot?
July 01, 2:16pm

Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
The problem is not really carbon or pesticides or litter, it's too damn many people. When the global human population was a few million, everyone could pollute to their hearts content; and the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 28, 1:05pm

Try kite Tyvek.
Tyvek is actually several different products; I suspect that you are talking about the "House Wrap" type. If you do a search online for kite making suppliers, you will find a Tyvek that...

In GEAR » Tyvek noise
June 21, 3:09pm

Forest Ranger's dying wish

In On the Web » Forest Ranger's dying wish
June 12, 8:45am

Looks to me to be a good list. Yes, you could save a pound with a lighter pack like the Gorilla and over a pound by using a Zpacks Hexamid but that would be a bit expensive. One recommendation wou...

In Gear Lists » Feedback desired - JMT list
June 10, 11:40am

Government vs corporate goodness.
In my opinion, problems begin when there is too much power concentrated in too few hands. As it presently stands in the U.S. The government has too much power but so do corporations. Any time tha...

In Chaff » VA Hosptial Scandal
May 30, 11:46am

Liberty Ridge pants.
Yep, this is the kit I was talking about. It includes everything you need to sew the pants other than thread, sewing machine and scissors. It took me about 4 hours to make up the kit pants but I ...

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 29, 6:17am

Sewing machine recommendations
I have a newish Bernina 330 and like it a lot. For a long time I used a Singer 221 Lightweight but wanted a zig-zag stitch. So, I bought a low end plastic Singer. I thought that it was the absen...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Recommendations
May 28, 5:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Grier

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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars Design: Semi-free-standing Sleeps: 1 Ease of Setup: Moderately easy Weight: 2 lb, 3 oz Price Paid: $240 I bought the Big Agnes Fly Creek to replace a Tarptent Contra...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 12, 7:32pm