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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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Two item first aid kit?
I consider this idea (only two items) to fall into the "stupid light" category. +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
February 28, 6:23am

For western mountains.
Pack- homemade 50 liter with stay. 16 oz Shelter- Zpacks Hexamid Solo w/bathtub floor & stakes. 15 oz Sleeping bag-WM Summerlite + 2 oz overfill. 21 oz Pad-Thermarest Prolite 3, short. 1...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 20, 6:35pm

Kite Tyvek
Tyvek is a line of fabrics, not a single product. Most of the time when one hears Tyvek being discussed House Wrap (at 2.1 oz per yard) is what folks are talking about. Kite Tyvek, at 1.3 oz per ...

In GEAR » Tyvek Ground Cloth
December 30, 6:41pm

Snake bites
From what I have read and seen, most snake bites are inflicted on males between the ages of 18 and 25. Alcohol is frequently involved and often the last words uttered by the victim before the bite...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 2:37pm

For the first few days out of MTR, no bear can is required although hanging (or an Ursack) is.. What I have done is to add an Ursack to my MTR resupply package and to put the overflow there. The...

In GEAR » Backpack for BearVault 200 - JMT
December 23, 12:37pm

Tooth powder
Within my memory, most people used tooth powder rather than tooth paste. A lot of folks just used salt or baking soda and got by just fine. One can still get tooth powder, Google Eco DenT for one...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alternative to Toothpaste Dots
December 18, 5:09am

Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
I do a lot of hiking in the Sierra mostly above timberline. I wear a pair of light cargo shorts (7 oz) and use a light pair of homemade wind pants (3 oz) for sun/weather protection. I also carry ...

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 17, 5:57am

Safety in climbing and hiking
"safety in climbing is taken VERY seriously ... ive never hear any climber say "dont tell me the accident, i dont care, itll never happen to me" ... call it porn, or whatever you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man ties legs together, crawls for help
December 02, 2:50pm

Ted Cruz’s Father Suggests Placing Atheists in ‘Camps’"
In my opinion, Cruz senior is simply telling the world how he would behave if he didn't think someone was watching him. Says more about him than it does about atheists.

In Chaff » Ted Cruz’s Father Suggests Placing Atheists in ‘Camps’
November 17, 2:24pm

It's not always that way.
In 2010 I was hit by a drunk hit-and-run driver while on a bike ride. He was doing over 60 mph when he hit me. The first person who came by stopped and gave assistance; she also witnessed the &qu...

In Chaff » Human experiment
October 28, 7:31pm

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