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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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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

Maybe I need to look into overstuffing?
The thing I noticed once I had down added to my Summerlite was a bit more loft, yes, but mostly that the down stayed in place better. I live in an area with typically low (<10%) relative humidi...

In GEAR » WM Summer light - How Cold?
October 25, 6:08am

Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners
The Sierra Club published a book titled " Going Light With Backpack or Burro" in about 1953. The book proposed many of the more recently "invented" lightweight ideas. The main...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 22, 7:20pm

WM Summer light - How Cold
I have a Summerlite and I start getting cold in it when the temperature gets to the mid thirties. This is with a 100 weight fleece top and Capiline 2 long johns on. I also had the bag overstuffe...

In GEAR » WM Summer light - How Cold?
October 21, 10:07pm

Looking for: Long-Term Durability of the BA Fly Creek UL1
I've had a Fly Creek for over four years. It has seen hard use including section hikes of the PCT and JMT. I have averaged around 25 nights per year in it since I bought it with no durability...

In GEAR » Looking for: Long-Term Durability of the BA Fly Creek UL1
October 08, 1:01am

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