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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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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

Shorts and shell pants?
I use running shorts (4 oz) with a built in brief for all of my JMT type hiking. If the weather turns windy or sunburn prone, I put on a pair of ripstop nylon shell pants that weigh a bit less tha...

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 28, 5:20pm

July 16 from Happy Isles
I'd enjoy meeting you but seriously doubt that I'll catch up. I'm posting on Trail Journals as Pika if anyone is interested.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT start date: 8/12 out of Mono Meadows
May 25, 6:13am

Scientific consensus.
Craig, Jerry, Marcos: please be aware that I was not making a claim that climate change is not occurring: it is if for no other reason than we are still warming from the little ice age. My point w...

In Chaff » The Ills Of Libertarians
May 20, 7:05am

Scientific Consensus
Scientific consensus is a fragile thing. Just because a lot of scientists agree on a particular paradigm there is no strong reason to accept it as absolute truth. Global climate change is one su...

In Chaff » The Ills Of Libertarians
May 19, 8:57pm

Have you ever saved someone's life?"
I was hiking towards Hannegan Pass in the North Cascades in the mid-1960's when I encountered an hysterical young woman at a snow finger/avalanche track that was crossing the trail. Her boyfri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have you ever saved someone's life?
May 16, 4:37pm

First time on the JMT
My Marmot Helium weighs 28 oz, not 38. Otherwise, it looks like a pretty good list. Yeah, some of your stuff is a bit heavy but it will work. I'm sure others here will make suggestions, the ...

In Gear Lists » First time on the JMT
April 30, 6:35am

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