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Charles G. (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 G.

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What interesting gear have you found on the trail?
A case of gelatin dynamite, 200' of primer cord, 24 blasting caps and 50' of 1 ft/min fuse. I'm not sure this counts as gear but it does count as a find. BTW, I left it where it was a...

In GEAR » What interesting gear have you found on the trail?
July 12, 6:23pm

Adding overfill to a Summerlite
I have a Summerlite bag and, as mentioned by others, it is a good 40 degree bag. But, for me is cool to cold below that. I had WM overfill (2 oz) the bag after too many cold nights; I would say ...

In GEAR » Adding overfill to a Summerlite
July 12, 5:44pm

Adding post to: "Cooking trout over a wood fire?
Well, basically,, you clean the trout, put them in a lightweight frying pan and hold it over a small wood fire until they are cooked. Of course, fire regulations may interfere with your plans but ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cooking trout over a wood fire?
July 11, 8:54pm

Cooking in pot vs in bag
"If your goal is uber-lightweight, then going back to the pot is the right move. But then you're back to crummy meals and mess." I don't understand your assertion that cooking ...

In GEAR » Replacement for Glad Simply Cooking Microwaveable bags for FBC?
July 11, 10:19am

Grow up Davy and Dan!
Please confine your personal-issue rants to PM's.

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 05, 8:18pm

Ziploc instead of stuff sacks
The problem I have with ziplock-type bags is getting a consistent and complete closure after the bag has had a little use. This probably says more about me than it does about ziplock bags though.

In GEAR » Ziploc instead of stuff sack
June 28, 3:49pm

When is an open fire not "open
I believe the distinction is that an "open" fire does not have a shut-off valve while a "closed?" fire does.

In GEAR » When is an open fire not "open"?
June 28, 11:52am

Developing foot problems - take care with your footwear
You might want to consider Morton's neuroma as a cause of the pain. This, in my experience, is pain centered on the second toe and involving the ball of the foot. One thing that helped me was...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Developing foot problems - take care with your footwear
June 26, 7:33am

My favorite.
One of the last stanzas from "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson "Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my p...

In Philosophy & Technique » Words to hike by
June 24, 6:23pm

Parking a car for a two week section of the PCT
The last I heard, you could park your car in the lot behind the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce for $20.00. You might want to google the Chamber and ask whether this is still possible. It is a good...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Parking a car for a two week section of the PCT
June 08, 8:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles G.

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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