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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!

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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

Rae Lakes 2011 - conditions
> F.R. - yes, conditions will change considerably by then; they already have. Example: snow level has risen from 1/4 mile below Dollar Lk. to the southern Rae Lake; about 500'. Just upda...

In Post-Trip Reports » Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010
July 17, 3:32pm

Move to Esbit - storage & leftovers
- Bryce: Sorry, I haven't been back to this thread in a while. I just leave my esbit tabs in their original, sealed packaging before using (stink contained). Forgot to mention the small 3...

In Philosophy & Technique » Move to Esbit
July 01, 4:00pm

ESBIT stove set-up
Bryce, item -- oz. Ti Wing stove -- 0.50 homemade, heavy foil windscreen -- 0.30 ESBIT tabs -- 0.5 oz each FrieLite 550 cup/pot -- ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Move to Esbit
June 16, 4:40pm

Weather forecast
Here is NOAA/NWS site for forecast: For altern...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Rae Lakes Loop August
May 26, 8:08pm

Thru-hiker down storage

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-hiker down storage
April 23, 8:03pm

Post-hike rituals
Enjoyable thread, Ike; good idea! Definitely a 'hospital bath' Immediately upon reaching the car, and a change of clothes. Then, Lots of soda! Refills all the way home! I drink pla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post-hike rituals
April 16, 8:23pm

Any idea where to get a new one of these?
Another replacement possibility...? Perhaps a gourmet/specialty oil or vinegar container? Derek, Is there a height restriction and/or volume requirement you have for a replacement item? ...

In GEAR » Any idea where to get a new one of these?
February 26, 6:53pm

Any idea where to get a new one of these?
Hi Derek, It looks like the cap screws on. If so, and the cap itself isn't cracked, have you tried plumber's teflon tape on the bottle threads to secure the leak? May have to experimen...

In GEAR » Any idea where to get a new one of these?
February 26, 4:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Kent C.

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Mt. Williamson Motel; Independence, CA above & beyond
We had a reservation for several rooms, but on the day of our arrival - unbeknownst to me - my brother cancelled for another place in a nearby town. I had already arranged to leave a box of after-hik...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 22, 9:46pm

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